Fresh Apricot Cobbler

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"This is delicious and easy."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (267 g)
  • Calories 393.9
  • Total Fat - 11.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 28 mg
  • Sodium - 625.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 41.2 g
  • Protein - 6.6 g
  • Calcium - 205.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Step 2

Bring water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a boil-stir until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium and add the apricots and butter. Simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish ( pyrex).

Step 4

Make topping: whisk together the the flour, 2 Tb sugar, baking powder and salt.Cut in the butter and mix with fingers until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.

Step 5

Stir in the milk until just moistened.

Step 6

Spoon the topping over the apricot mixture and sprinkle with the 1 Tb. sugar.

Step 7

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown.


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.

  • When choosing apricots, look for fruit that is firm and has a deep golden color.
  • Unsalted butter is preferable for this recipe, as it will provide a more subtle flavor.

  • Instead of water, use orange juice for a more flavorful cobbler. The orange juice will add a zesty citrus flavor that will complement the sweetness of the apricots.
  • Instead of butter, use coconut oil for a healthier option. Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter, and it will provide a subtle nutty flavor to the cobbler.

Peach Cobbler Replace the apricots with 3 cups of peeled and chopped peaches. Reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons. Increase the cinnamon to 1/4 teaspoon. Increase the nutmeg to 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce the butter to 1 teaspoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese - This dish is a great side to the Fresh Apricot Cobbler because the flavors of the roasted asparagus and parmesan cheese will complement the sweet and spicy flavors of the cobbler. The asparagus will add a crunchy texture to the dessert, making it even more enjoyable.

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Sauce: Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the Fresh Apricot Cobbler. The salmon is light and flaky, while the lemon-garlic sauce adds a zesty flavor to the dish. The combination of the sweet and spicy flavors of the cobbler and the savory and tangy flavors of the salmon will create an unforgettable flavor experience.


Q: What type of dish should I use to bake the cobbler?

A: An 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish, such as a Pyrex dish, is recommended for baking the cobbler.

Q: How long should I bake the cobbler?

A: The cobbler should be baked for approximately 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

4 Reviews

Beryl Rasmussen

I made this just now with fresh apricots. I added a teaspoon of lemon juice to the base and a teaspoon of lemon juice to the topping better to enhance the flavours as they seemed just a little bland to me. It was just what was needed. Thanks for the recipe. I appreciate the lower amount of sugar, as my husband is a diabetic and it's hard to find recipes with reduced amounts of sugar.


review by:
(24 Jun 2021)

Wayne Peters

What a wonderful cobbler! We really enjoyed this. Must make again :)


review by:
(30 Apr 2017)


This was a very nice cobbler. I was not sure of the sugar measurements as there was 2 listed, so I used just under 1/4 cup. I should have used more, because the apricots were a little tart. But even with the tartness, we really enjoyed the recipe. Next time I will use a little more sugar or I think even drained tinned apricots would work really well also.


review by:
(30 Jan 2017)


Such a great cobbler, this is my first time making an apricot cobbler but it won`t be my last I think I like this better than any other fruit, thanks very much for a perfect summer treat!


review by:
(7 Aug 2013)

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Fun facts:

Apricots have been cultivated since ancient times and were a favorite of the Roman Emperor Augustus.

The Cobbler dessert is said to have been invented by a British chef in the 18th century for the Duke of Argyll.