Skillet Apple Cobbler

Your house is going to smell amazing when you whip up this easy Skillet Apple Cobbler recipe for dessert! I’ve even got a few shortcuts for you so you can be enjoying this soon!

Love easy skillet desserts? Our Butter Pecan Skillet Cake is still one of my favorite all time dessert recipes! Or whip up this easy Sugar Cookie Cake made in a skillet with only 5 ingredients.

Apple cobbler made in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Perfect Weeknight Dessert

Summer is here and while everyone is making no bake desserts, I’m over here craving comfort food.

I can’t help it. I love apple desserts! Apple Hand Pies, Apple Crumb Cake, Apple Bread…you get the drift.

But, since it’s summer, I like to find a few shortcuts along the way, so that I can spend more time outdoors.

This dessert is made in the skillet so you can transfer it right from stove to oven in one dish.

This is truly one of the benefits of skillets! I have this Cast Iron 10-inch Skillet and it’s never failed me yet.

Your house is going to smell amazing when you whip up this easy Skillet Apple Cobbler recipe for dessert! I've even got a few shortcuts for you so you can be enjoying this soon!

Ingredient Notes

  • Apples – Have you ever seen those sliced apples in the store? They are PERFECT for whipping up a quick dessert. You can also use fresh whole apples and peel, core and slice them yourself if you have the time. Tart varieties like Granny Smiths taste best.
  • Refrigerated Biscuits – Grab a package of refrigerated uncooked biscuits–the big fluffy kind! The convenience of just being able to throw the wrapper in the trash and not have to clean counters after rolling out biscuit dough makes it the easy choice for me. However, if you prefer biscuits from scratch, you can totally do what works for you.
  • Walnuts – Chopped walnuts or walnut pieces add a delightful crunch to the apple cobbler. If you or someone you’re cooking for can’t have nuts, feel free to leave them out.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Cook the apples

Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Once melted, toss in sliced and peeled apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and walnuts. Simmer for about 6-8 minutes.

Step by step photos showing how to make skillet apple cobbler.

STEP 2. Top with biscuits

Open the package of biscuits and place the raw biscuits evenly over the apples. Bake for 25 minutes.

STEP 3. Glaze

Meanwhile, whisk powdered sugar and milk together to form a glaze. When the cobbler is done baking, remove from the oven and immediately drizzle the glaze over the pan.

Serve right away for best taste!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a clean, well seasoned cast iron skillet.
  • Add this vanilla ice cream on top of each serving! Cold ice cream melting over hot apple cobbler is a taste experience like nothing else.
  • I don’t recommend storing this or making it in advance. The biscuits will get stale and lose their irresistible fluffiness.
Your house is going to smell amazing when you whip up this easy Skillet Apple Cobbler recipe for dessert! I've even got a few shortcuts for you so you can be enjoying this soon!

Recipe FAQs

Can this be made without a cast iron skillet?

Yes! To make this without a cast iron pan, you can use a large saucepan or regular skillet to cook the apples and butter. Then, transfer to a baking dish, top with the biscuit dough and bake.

How big should the apple slices be?

I use the store bought Crunckpak apples but if you are slicing your own, you’ll want about 1/2 inch slices. Small enough to easily fit in your mouth but big enough to hole some shape as they bake.

Can you prep this in advance?

I don’t recommend baking the cobbler in advance,. If needed, you could make the apples up to a day ahead of time. Then, store them in a container in the fridge add them back to the skillet or baking dish when you’re ready to bake the apple cobbler.

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Yield: serves 8

Skillet Apple Cobbler

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Your house is going to smell amazing when you whip up this easy Skillet Apple Cobbler recipe for dessert! I've even got a few shortcuts for you so you can be enjoying this soon!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 ½ cup sliced, peeled apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 package refrigerated biscuits (8 count)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Over medium high heat, add butter to a 10-inch cast iron skillet. When melted, toss in sliced and peeled apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and walnuts. Simmer for about 6-8 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Top apples with biscuits, spacing the 8 biscuits evenly over the mixture. Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes.
  3. While cobbler is baking, whisk together powdered sugar and milk into a thin glaze. Remove apple cobbler from oven and immediately drizzle glaze over biscuits. Serve hot with ice cream. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Use a clean, well seasoned cast iron skillet.
  • Add this vanilla ice cream on top of each serving! Cold ice cream melting over hot apple cobbler is a taste experience like nothing else.
  • I don't recommend storing this or making it in advance. The biscuits will get stale and lose their irresistible fluffiness.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Buttery spiced apples baked with fluffy biscuits make an unbeatable weeknight indulgence! Enjoy this Apple Cobbler recipe as the weather gets cooler or anytime you need a quick and easy homemade dessert.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 20, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. I could totally eat a full skillet of this! I love pre-cut apples for snacking, but they do make dessert-baking SO much easier, too!

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