This delicious skillet apple cobbler recipe is made in a cast iron skillet! The lightly sweet buscuit topping is a tasty alternative to apple crisp.
Much as we try to avoid the “eat this and your life will be better” philosophy with food, how could your day not be just a teeny bit brighter with a skillet apple cobbler?
How to make skillet apple cobbler
We like our apples tart, not sweet, so a few weeks ago I returned from the farmer’s market with some gorgeous tart specimens, Jonathon and Holiday, begging to be baked. Remembering our friend Melissa and the knock-out biscuits she’d served us on a recent visit, we thought about combining biscuits + cinnamon-y baked apples for a fall treat.
That first bite of a new recipe is such a moment of truth, isn’t it? If you’re like me, you stare at the taster intently, blurting out, “What do you think?” before he’s chewed twice. I try to reserve that treatment mainly for Alex, if I can help it! This time, I bided my time, and before I could ask, he announced, “I love it!” Good enough for me, which is why we’re sharing this apple recipe with you today.
A few notes on this apple cobbler
A few notes on this skillet apple cobbler: The biscuit to apples ratio in this apple cobbler favors the biscuit, which we enjoyed. The biscuit intentionally has no added sugar; we found it to be a nice contrast to the sweet apples, if a bit non-standard. Using a apple-peeler-corer-slicer would absolutely speed up prep time here! Serve this skillet apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt whipped cream, or coconut whipped cream
Looking for more dessert recipes?
This skillet apple cobbler is one of our favorite apple dessert recipes. Here are a few more dessert recipes on A Couple Cooks:
- Easy Bananas Foster
- Amazing Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
- Bliss Bites (Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies)
- Granola Instant Pot Apple Crisp
- Easy Bananas Foster Recipe
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Orange & Fennel Upside Down Cornmeal Cake
This delicious skillet apple cobbler recipe is made in a cast iron skillet! The savory biscuit topping is a tasty alternative to apple crisp.
- 6 apples (2 pounds of Granny Smith, Jonathon, Holiday, or other tart apple; enough for 6 cups sliced)
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 pinch of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup wheat flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- ½ cup of Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Peel and slice the apples. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, place the apples and mix in ¼ cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons wheat flour, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, one pinch kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Place the skillet in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the apples are slightly thickened and bubbly.
- Prepare the topping: In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all purpose flour, ½ cup wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Cut 6 tablespoons butter into small pieces, then cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal.
- Add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and ½ cup milk and stir just until dough is formed. If it seems dry and is not holding together, add slightly more milk. Do not overmix.
- Remove the skillet from oven and drop small rounds of dough onto apples, leaving some space between each biscuit. Return the skillet to oven and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and fruit is bubbling, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Cool about 15 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream, vegan whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.
Inspired by Homemade Hints
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Apple Cobbler, Apple Dessert, Skillet Apple Cobbler, Cast Iron Skillet Recipes, Apples, Cobbler
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.