This Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe is simple to make and comes together in under an hour, perfect for any holiday! Tart green apples in a gooey sweet sauce, warm nutmeg and punchy ginger, makes this simple recipe the perfect, comforting, and crowd-pleasing dessert! Plus, this easy dessert is made with only natural sugar!
Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Ingredients:
How to make Bisquick Apple Cobbler:
- Heat oven to 375 degrees
- Peel and slice fresh apples about 1/8th of an inch wide
- Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss apple slices in, set aside until ready to use
- Mix topping ingredients in another bowl until a sticky dough forms
- Transfer the apple filling mixture to a cast iron or 9” pie or baking pan
- Spoon Bisquick topping mix evenly over apples in blob shapes
- Baked for 45 minutes until apple mixture in bubbly and top is golden brown
Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Quick Facts
How long does this dish take? 1 hour, including prep time. This easy apple cobbler takes 10 minutes to prep and can be made ahead and baked when needed.
How much does this make?
12 servings of this perfect apple cobbler!
Does this meet my dietary needs?
This recipe is made with natural sugar and can be made gluten free by using Bisquick Gluten Free Batter.
How many bowls should I plan for this meal?
1 large bowl, 1 medium bowl, 1 9” round baking dish
How long does this keep?
1 week in the fridge, sealed in an airtight container or 2 months in the freezer, sealed
Is it freezer friendly?
Yes, just freeze in a sealed container
Is this meal prep friendly?
Yes! This is great to prep for a week ahead or for company. Just make the filling and the topping and store separately until ready to bake, then bake normally.
Can I use different apples?
Yup! Other apples are typically sweeter, so we recommend reducing the sugar added to the crisp if using a sweeter apple, unless you like things super sweet. Then, sweet on!
What can I pair this with?
There are a few good things that typically pair well with apple desserts. A dollop of whipped cream, or a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream pairs well with this warm apple cobbler. If you’re into dessert decorating, try sprucing up the whipped cream or ice cream with a touch of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg.
What are the best apple for cobbler?
Granny Smith apples are the best apples for cobbler because they’re tart and cut the sweetness of the added sugar.
What is the difference between apple cobbler and apple crisp?
Apple cobbler and crisp are different because apple cobbler has dough on top (think biscuit dough or similar) and apple crisp has a topping made up of oats, brown sugar, and nuts, and is also known as a crumble.
How do you cut apples for cobbler?
Apples should be sliced or diced. A slice about 1/4″, or ½” cubes are preferred for cobblers because of the amount of time that it takes to bake the cobbler topping. Cutting the apples this way will allow the apples time to soften, but not become soggy.
Should cobbler be refrigerated?
Cobbler should be refrigerated because it has produce in the filling and dairy in the topping.
All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.
Granny Smith Apples: All varieties of apples found in your local grocery store can be used, but granny smith are tart apples, which are what we consider the best apples to use. We prefer the tart apple varieties because when apples bake, they release natural sugars and become sweeter. The dish becomes even sweeter since we are adding some sugar! So you keep some of the tart flavor but still get plenty of sweetness. If using sweet apples, like golden delicious apples or honey crisp apples, reduce the added sugar by half. Or keep it as is if you want a really sweet cobbler!
You can also switch it up with different fruit cobblers. Canned peaches or fresh peaches will make a bisquick peach cobbler! It’s hard to go wrong, you’ll be in cobbler heaven no matter which filling you choose.
Coconut Sugar: Cane sugar, agave, brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup can be substituted.
Lemon Juice: Orange juice can be used or extra water.
Water: Sorry, no substitute for this.
Corn starch: Arrowroot powder could be used in place of cornstarch
Cinnamon and Nutmeg: Allspice, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice can be used. You could also use Chai Tea powder (may not be vegan).
Ginger: Minced, fresh, or powdered ginger can be used.
Bisquick Mix: Any of your favorite ready to bake biscuit and pancake mix can be used. Try some other favorites: Gluten-Free Bisquick, Kodiak Cakes Gluten Free Flapjack and Waffle Mix, Kodiak Cakes Carb Conscious, Kodiak Cakes Plant Based Flapjack and Waffle Mix
Pecans: Walnuts or almonds can be used. Ground almonds or almond meal can also be used.
Salt: Sorry, no substitute for this.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla paste, vanilla beans or imitation vanilla can be used
Milk: Any of your favorite milks can be used, including plant based and lactose free
Granny Smith Apples are unique because of their high acid content. This high acid content makes them ideal for baked goods, but also means they do not turn brown as quickly! They will also retain their shape, even when cooked and softened. They can be kept in cold storage and will not freeze until the temperature drops below 29 degrees. If we haven’t convinced you that these apples are the easiest apples to take care of, the trees are also self pollinators! Adding a pollinator tree that blossoms at the same time will definitely help, but is not necessary. (Source)
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Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe
- 5 Apples Granny Smith
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/8 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cup bisquick
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Peel and slice apples about 1/8 of an inch wide
- Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl and set aside until ready to use
- Mix topping in another bowl until a sticky dough forms
- Transfer the apple mixture to a cast iron or 9" pie or cake pan
- Spoon Bisquick mixture evenly over apples
- Bake for 45 minutes until apple mixture is bubbly and top is golden brown