Apple Cobbler With Canned Biscuits


An apple cobbler with canned biscuits is a delicious and comforting fall dessert you will want to try. You can serve it while still hot, warm or at room temperature. This one is for my Southerners and anyone else who has a few extra cans of biscuits and apples around! I recently made an apple cobbler with canned biscuits due to a lack of self-control and too much free time.

Easy Apple Cobbler With Pillsbury Biscuits

Cholee is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys creating family and budget-friendly recipes from scratch.


With fall and cooler weather just around the corner, this easy apple cobbler is a great dessert that gives you the warm fuzzies. I love this apple cobbler because it is easy and ready to eat in just an hour.

This recipe can be tweaked to your fancy; however, if you prefer plain and simple, this cobbler is perfect for you. Before the recipe, I have provided a quick history behind the making of a fruit cobbler, as well as some fruits that would work well incase you don’t like apples.

History of Cobbler:

Cobbler can refer to a variety of dishes in the United States and the United Kingdom consisting of a fruit-filled baking dish covered with a batter or biscuit crust. Unlike a pie, a cobbler never has a bottom crust.

Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies. They were unable to make traditional pies due to unsuitable ingredients so instead they covered fillings with leftover uncooked biscuits or dumplings.

Due to the topping of biscuits, the fully cooked dessert had the look of cobblestone streets, making people believe that is where the name came from. Another theory is that the name came from the idea that the ingredients are “cobbled” together.

You can find many versions of cobblers and in the United Kingdom especially you can find sweet or savory cobblers. Cobblers became extremely popular during the second world war because they require less butter and can actually be made with margarine if desired.

Fruits for Cobblers:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Cherry
  • Mixed Berry (Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, etc)
  • Peach
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry

Cook Time:

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields
30 min20 min50 min1 9X13in pan

Cobbler Ingredients:

  • 4–6 Tart apples, (Granny Smith works best)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1 Tbs. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/8 Tsp. Ginger
  • 1 can Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1/4 cup Butter or margarine (melted), Defrost in microwave for 20 secs works the best
  • 1/2 cup Quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon, (Save for the crust)


  1. Core and slice apples. Peel if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat apples, cornstarch, granulated sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to boiling over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. During step 2 separate biscuits and cut into quarters. In a large bowl toss biscuits and melted butter until coated.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  5. Pour apples into 13X9in pan.
  6. In a small bowl mix oats, brown sugar, flour, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon until combined.
  7. Toss mixture gently with biscuits. Separating any biscuits that stick together.
  8. Arrange biscuit pieces over warm apples and sprinkle any remaining oat mixture over biscuits.
  9. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit mixture is bubbly.

Easy Apple Cobbler

This Easy Apple Cobbler takes just minutes to put together and is packed with all the delicious flavors of Fall! It’s easy enough for a weeknight dessert, or to impress your friends at your next dinner party!

Caramel – Apple – Brown Sugar – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Cloves – Pecans

These warm, cozy flavors of Fall speak to me! While I love baking just about any time of the year, Fall baking is my favorite! You just can’t go wrong with all the delicious flavors!

This Easy Apple Cobbler recipe is one from a church cookbook that my mother-in-law gave me many years ago. And you know how great recipes are from those cookbooks, right?

Cobbler is one of those desserts that I have fond memories of my Mom making, especially when the fruit was in season and perfectly ripe. There are many different ways to make Cobbler, some cobbler toppings are made with a batter, some have a pie crust and others are simply made with store bought biscuits like this Easy Apple Cobbler. But what they all have in common is they contain fruit or a savory filling of some kind.

The key to making delicious apple dessert recipes are the spices, most of the time I use Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ground Cloves. You can also use Ground Allspice. The combination of these spices and apples, in my opinion, just screams Fall baking to me!

The original apple cobbler recipe had caramel topping mixed in with the apples, but I decided to change it up a little and add it as a drizzle on top of vanilla ice cream instead. I think either way is delicious.

The ingredients you will need for this Apple Cobbler Recipe are simple, and you probably have all or most of them in your kitchen. You will need apples, refrigerated biscuits, brown sugar, pecans or walnuts, flour, spices and Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread.

When I first used Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread in the Compound Butter Recipe and added it to the Charcuterie Board, I was not too familiar with the spread. But after using it to cook with, and eat on a daily basis, I have continued to use it all Summer. We honestly really like this spread, it is made with plant-based oils, purified water and the goodness of real yogurt!

To make the cobbler topping, combine the brown sugar and chopped pecans, then melt the Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread.

After the apples have baked slightly in the oven (15 minutes), then cut the biscuits in half or quarters, dip them in the melted spread, and roll in the pecan mixture.

Lay the coated biscuits on top of the hot apples, then into the oven the easy cobbler goes for another 25-30 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Apple Butter Cobbler with Drop Biscuits

Cobbler is one of our favorite ways to showcase fresh, seasonal fruit. Not as fussy as a pie, a fruit-filled cobbler can be topped with a beautiful lattice crust, a streusel topping, or even canned biscuits. For this recipe, we make easy homemade drop biscuits to top this seasonal apple cobbler. For the most apple-iscious flavor, we suggest using a mixture of both tart and sweet apples, which is also used in the Slow-Cooker Apple Butter. Traditionally cooked for hours over the stovetop, let your slow cooker do the work and turn out a deep, golden batch of homemade apple butter. An important element in this apple cobbler, apple butter is also delicious smeared over a hot buttermilk biscuit or spooned over a stack of fluffy pancakes. It’s tempting to use all your apples in pies and cakes but making apple butter is a creative way to make use of fall’s harvest. Make an extra batch and keep in the refrigerator or give as a food gift.

Recipe Summary


25 mins


35 mins


20 mins


1 hr 20 mins




Cobbler Filling

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium apples), peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 2 pounds Honeycrisp or Gala apples (about 4 medium apples), peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Drop Biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Prepare the Cobbler Filling: Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together apples, brown sugar, and flour in a large bowl. Melt butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add apple mixture (skillet will be very full), and cook, stirring often, until apples are almost tender and syrup thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 2Remove apple mixture from heat; stir in Slow-Cooker Apple Butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes, placing a baking sheet on oven rack directly below skillet to catch any drips.
  • Step 3Prepare the Drop Biscuits: While the Cobbler Filling bakes, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut butter into flour mixture until texture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces.
  • Step 4Stir in milk with a fork just until mixture is evenly moistened. Remove Cobbler Filling from oven, and scoop dough into 8 (about ⅓ cup) mounds on top, spacing about 2 inches apart. Brush dough mounds with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Return to oven; bake at 425°F until biscuits are golden brown and cobbler is bubbly, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, and let stand 20 minutes. Serve warm.

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