Skillet Apple Cobbler

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.

Skillet Apple Cobbler | A Couple Cooks

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.

Skillet Apple Cobbler | A Couple Cooks

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.

Skillet Apple Cobbler | A Couple Cooks

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!

This skillet apple cobbler is…

Vegetarian. For

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:

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Skillet Apple Cobbler

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


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

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.


  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    October 9, 2014 at 4:22 am

    This cobbler is gorgeous. Love the simplicity of the skillet and how there are so few ingredients! Totally fool proof!

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    October 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

    This sounds great! I’m a big fan of apple-y desserts at this time of year so I’m excited to try this. I very much approve of your biscuit to apple ratio too.

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    October 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Ha, I know that exact feeling waiting to hear from the tester. ;-) I made a cherry skillet cobbler this summer and I think you’re right, the day may be just the slightest bit better with a cobbler. This apple cobbler looks fantastic – love the biscuit topping!

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    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    October 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Brings back childhood memories of my mom’s homemade fall cobblers. Delicious! And beautiful photos!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    October 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    You’ve got me salivating! The more apples the better in my opinion. Pinning! :)

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    October 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The pictures look beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Millie | Add A Little
    October 12, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Looks delicious and I love the styling in the skillet – I’ve got to buy one! So practical and so cute!

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    October 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Life would most definitely be better with this apple cobbler. LOVE the topping. Oh my goodness.

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    October 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I have a huge bag of apples we just picked up from a farm like 30 minutes away. I love this so much .. can’t wait to try!!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    October 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous presentation! I just went apple picking this weekend and this recipe is definitely making the list. Thanks for sharing!

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    October 14, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Yum! I need this in my life!

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    Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    November 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing- perfect for Thanksgiving! Also you can never go wrong with a high biscuit ratio ;)

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