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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Description

This delicious skillet apple cobbler recipe is made in a cast iron skillet! The savory biscuit topping is a tasty alternative to apple crisp.


Ingredients

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For the filling

  • 6 crisp tart apples (2 pounds Granny Smith, Jonathon, Holiday; enough for 6 cups sliced)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For the biscuit topping

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Inspired by Homemade Hints

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Last updated: December 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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12 Comments

  1. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

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

  2. ATasteOfMadness says:

    Yum! I need this in my life!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen says:

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

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    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!!

  5. Ashley says:

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

  6. Millie | Add A Little says:

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

  7. Kimberly/TheLittlePantation says:

    The pictures look beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says:

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

  9. Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth says:

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

  10. Katie @ Whole Nourishment says:

    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!

  11. Kathryn says:

    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.

  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

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

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