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Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

This cobbler is so easy and made with all natural sugar
Servings: 12
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Time: 55 mins

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This Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe is simple to make and comes together in under an hour. It’s perfect for any holiday! Tart green apples in a gooey sweet sauce, warm nutmeg and punchy ginger makes this easy Bisquick recipe the perfect crowd-pleasing dessert! Plus, this recipe is made with only natural sugar!

Bisquick Apple Cobbler

There is nothing more cozy than cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and apples on a cold day.  Apple cobbler has all those flavors making it the essential holiday dessert!  This one is so dang easy and packed with ooey gooey sauce.

All you have to do is chop the apples, mix with spices, and then top with Bisquick dough!  I mean, can you think of an easier dessert?  And did you know Bisquick makes gluten free mixes now??

Enjoy this with warm with ice cream and you won’t be disappointed!  Maybe you are feeling another dessert?  Try our Gluten Free Apple Crisp, Honey Mug Cake, or Black Raspberry Pie!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Ingredients Site

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


How to make this – Step by Step

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Peel and slice fresh apples about 1/8th of an inch wide
  3. Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss apple slices in, set aside until ready to use
  4. Mix topping ingredients in another bowl until a sticky dough forms
  5. Transfer the apple filling mixture to a cast iron or 9” pie or baking pan
  6. Spoon Bisquick topping mix evenly over apples in blob shapes
  7. Baked for 45 minutes until apple mixture in bubbly and top is golden brown

Watch How To Make This – Step by Step


Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Quick Facts

How long does this recipe 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 recipe make?

This recipe makes 12 servings of delicious apple cobbler!

Does this apple cobbler 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 do I need to make this dessert?

This recipe requires one large bowl, one medium bowl, and one 9” round baking dish.

How long does apple cobbler last?

Apple cobbler last for 1 week in the in an airtight container, or 2 months in a sealed container in the freezer.

Is apple cobbler freezer friendly?

Apple cobbler is freezer friendly as long as it’s in a sealed container.

Is this recipe 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 any apples in apple cobbler?

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 pairs will with apple cobbler?

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. Using a sweet apple might result in a dessert that’s too sweet.

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 for apple cobbler. 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. These ingredients will go bad if left at room temperature.


Fun Fact! 

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)


Try these other dessert recipes!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp without Oats

Apricot Vanilla No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie

Protein Packed Cinnamon Toast Crunch S’mores Bars

Did you make this and love it? Leave us a review, we’d love to hear from you!


Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

Servings: 12
Total Time: 55 minutes
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!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, bisquick, cobbler, dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 95 kcal



  • 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



*Nutritional Information is an estimate, for informational purposes only*


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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