Apple Caramel Cobbler

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #14939

October 22, 2014

"Apples and creamy caramel in a flaky cobbler crust. Yes please! You can make early in the day and bake it right before dinner. Use my mom's pie crust recipe, or if you're a beginner, my sister Lauren's, both under my recipes. It will take a double pie crust recipe."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (135.1 g)
  • Calories 206.3
  • Total Fat - 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 17 mg
  • Sodium - 18.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 36.8 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 11.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

First, prepare pie dough, three times, flattening each disk, wrapping in saran wrap and refrigerating. It's best to prepare three separate batches than one big batch.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pyrex dish with butter-flavored shortening.

Step 3


Step 4

Place apple and lemon juice in heavy pot. As you slice apples, add them to pot, tossing as you go, to keep them from browning.

Step 5

Whisk dry ingredients together, add to pot along with butter and cream. Bring to a good simmer over medium-high heat, stir, bring to a good simmer once more. Remove from heat.

Step 6


Step 7

Meanwhile remove first pie dough from fridge, place on floured surface and roll into a rectangle 13" long. Slice into 1 1/4 inch strips. Criss-cross strips on bottom and around sides of pyrex pan. When first dough used up, roll out second in same manner, using it to finish bottom and sides, but saving some for top.

Step 8


Step 9

Pour apples into pyrex. Stir pecans and sugars together and sprinkle over apples.

Step 10

Roll out third pie dough and place strips of dough criss-crossed over top of apples. Brush strips with egg white and sprinkle with crystallized sugar and cinnamon. Bake for one hour.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose apples that are firm and crisp for best results.
  • For the crust, it is best to use cold butter for a flaky texture.

  • Substitute almond milk for heavy whipping cream: This substitution will make the cobbler lighter and lower in fat, while still providing a creamy texture.
  • Substitute coconut sugar for granulated sugar: This substitution will add a slight caramel flavor to the cobbler and provide a healthier alternative to refined sugar.

Caramel Apple Cobbler Prepare the crust and filling as directed. For the topping, mix 1/2 cup caramel sauce with 1/4 cup chopped pecans and spread over the apples. Place the strips of dough on top and brush with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar as directed. Bake for 1 hour.

Vanilla Ice Cream: Cool down the warm Apple Caramel Cobbler with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. The sweetness of the ice cream perfectly complements the tartness of the apples and the richness of the caramel.

Whipped Cream: Top off the Apple Caramel Cobbler with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. The creaminess of the cream will balance the sweetness of the ice cream and the tartness of the apples, making it a perfect accompaniment to the cobbler.


Q: How do I avoid my apples from browning?

A: Toss the apples with lemon juice as you slice them and add it to the pot. This will help prevent them from browning.

Q: How do I make a pie crust from scratch?

A: To make a pie crust from scratch, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2/3 cup of shortening in a medium bowl. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then, add 5-7 tablespoons of cold water and mix until the dough comes together.

3 Reviews


Sweet but delicious. Topped it with ice cream and enjoyed it!


review by:
(29 Jul 2018)


Sweet and delicious about sums up this extra special cobbler. Great time to have them, when the apples just came off the tree. A scoop or two of ice cream always makes it better!


review by:
(30 Sep 2016)


Sweet but so delicious! Gotta have ice cream with it.


review by:
(1 Nov 2014)

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Fun facts:

The Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868, and was discovered by Maria Ann Smith. She named the apple after her husband, Thomas Granny Smith.

The Cobbler dessert is thought to have originated in the American South in the 1800s. It has been popularized by celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey.