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.
Here’s a fun dessert idea that you can whip up right in your cast iron skillet. Skillet apple cobbler! How could your day not be just a teeny bit brighter with a skillet apple cobbler? The cozy spiced apples are topped with tender biscuits, all nestled in a skillet and baked until golden brown. Serve with a bit of melty ice cream and it’s totally irresistible.
The inspiration behind this apple cobbler
A few weeks ago I returned from the farmer’s market with some gorgeous tart apple varieties, Jonathon and Holiday, begging to be baked. Remembering our friend Melissa and the knock-out biscuits she’d served us on a recent visit, Alex and I thought about combining biscuits and cinnamon-y baked apples for an irresistible dessert 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 skillet apple cobbler
Here are a few notes on this skillet apple cobbler before you try it out:
- 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! But we peeled and sliced the old fashioned way and it worked just fine.
- Serving suggestions: Serve this skillet apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream, homemade cinnamon ice cream (vegan), whipped cream, yogurt whipped cream, or coconut whipped cream. It’s amazing whatever way you serve it!
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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.
For the filling
- 6 crisp tart apples (2 pounds Granny Smith, Jonathon, Holiday; enough for 6 cups sliced)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
For the biscuit topping
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Make the filling: Peel and slice the apples. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, place the apples and mix in the granulated sugar, wheat flour, lemon juice, kosher salt, and cinnamon. Place the skillet in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the apples are slightly thickened and bubbly.
- Prepare the biscuit topping: In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces, then cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal.
- Add the Greek yogurt and milk and stir just until dough is formed. If it seems dry and is not holding together, add slightly more milk. Do not overmix.
- Add the topping and bake: 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
Last updated: December 2020
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.