Bisquick Apple Cobbler

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Bisquick Apple Cobbler is a classic American dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or get-together. It can be served as an individual dessert in small ramekins. This recipe has to be one of my most requested and popular recipes on the blog because the flavor is outstanding.

I love apple cobbler, especially when it’s topped with vanilla ice cream. This recipe is a delicious twist on traditional apple cobbler. The Bisquick and spices add an extra infusion of flavor that you wouldn’t expect.

Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

This quick and easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler made with fresh apples is absolute perfection when it’s served warm with vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of caramel, or a dollop of whipped cream.

Bisquick Apple Cobbler

We are huge apple lovers in this house, so I love pretty much all baked apple desserts. This Bisquick apple cobbler was so delicious, and had such an amazing texture.

I’m really torn about whether this apple cobbler or this Bisquick Peach Cobbler is my favorite. They’re both so incredibly delicious.

The apples in this cobbler are so soft, tender, and full of sweet cinnamon flavor. The crispy caramelized edges are always my favorite party though.

I love how quick and easy it is to put this delicious warm dessert together. We served it with vanilla ice cream, and it all just melts together in your mouth.

While you’re here, be sure to check out my all-time favorite Bisquick recipe. Sausage Balls are delicious, easy, and make the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Freshly baking Bisquick apple cobbler with fresh apple slices.

What’s The Difference Between A Cobbler And A Crisp?

Cobblers and crisps are both very easy baked fruit desserts. The main difference is that a cobbler is more dense than a crisp. Cobblers are made with biscuit dough, while crisps are made with a fruit base that has an oatmeal crisp topping. If you’re looking for a crisp recipe, try this amazing old fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe.

Light glistening off of a freshly baking Bisquick apple cobbler.

Ingredients

Sugar: We’re using a combination of white granulated sugar and light brown sugar in this recipe. White sugar keeps the cobbler light and stops it from being too dense. Light brown sugar makes the cobbler more moist, and adds a lovely layer of that quintessential caramelized flavor.

Apples: I used Honeycrisp apples in this recipe, but Granny Smith apples are also a wonderful option.

Bisquick: Using a ready-made baking mix makes the whole process so much easier. It’s already measured out with the perfect amount of leaveners, so you don’t have to worry about baking soda or baking powder.

Milk: Milk is the liquid we’re mixing with Bisquick to make the base of our batter. I wouldn’t recommend swapping it for water. Since milk has a higher fat content than water, it will have a richer flavor and the cobbler will be more tender with a finer crumb.

Butter: Mixing melted butter into the cobbler batter adds a richer flavor and helps create those delicious caramelized edges.

Flavors: Adding a bit of ground cinnamon and pure vanilla extract adds a lovely layer of flavor that really enhances the apples. I love the combination of apples and cinnamon, but if you prefer nutmeg, you could use that instead.

The labeled ingredients for Bisquick apple cobbler.

How To Make Apple Cobbler With Bisquick

Start by mixing together the white sugar and the light brown sugar. Peel, core, and slice your apples, then toss the apple slices in the sugar mixture until the slices are evenly coated. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)

Mix together the Bisquick, milk, and cinnamon. Add in the melted butter and vanilla, and stir to combine.

Transfer the batter to an ungreased baking dish, then spoon the apples and sugar mixture evenly over the batter. You could also use a cast iron skillet or a Dutch oven to bake this in.

Bake uncovered in a preheated oven until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbly. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.

The Best Apples For Baking

Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples are my two favorite apples for baking.

If you prefer a more tart apple to balance out the sweetness of the cobbler that has a bit of a firmer bite, I’d recommend Granny Smith.

If you prefer a moderately sweet apple that will almost melt in your mouth after baking, I recommend using Honeycrisp apples.

Do You Have To Peel Apples For Apple Cobbler?

I highly recommend it. The skins will never get as soft as the rest of the apple slices, so any baked apple dessert will taste so much better if you take the time to peel the apples.

BISQUICK APPLE COBBLER

Super tasty Bisquick apple cobbler is a satisfying classic comfort food that combines spiced apples with an easy Bisquick baking mix batter! It bakes up to perfection with just a few ingredients and minimal fuss, but is sure to get rave reviews from everyone!

Bisquick apple cobbler served on black plate with portion on fork.
Delicious apple cobbler is even easier to make when you can whip it up using Bisquick baking mix!

This surprisingly simple fall dessert will leave you swooning and coming back for more (and more)!

When the temperatures drop, and the leaves begin to change color, there is nothing more cozy and delightful than a warm bowl of cobbler for dessert. Well, this recipe for apple cobbler is here to bring on all of the comfort food fall vibes and warm you up on a chilly night.

This easy-to-make Bisquick apple cobbler is a must in any recipe box! It oozes fall favorite flavors, including apples, nutmeg, and brown sugar. And don’t worry – even brand new bakers will have no problem putting together this succulent, warming dessert.

If you’re ready to bring fall into your dessert recipe rotation, keep reading.

❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE!

  • Surprisingly simple! A cobbler might look and sound like a challenge, but this recipe makes it easy.
  • Only six ingredients required! Forget desserts with a lengthy list of ingredients. This recipe is designed to create delicious flavors without using everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Perfect fall dessert! Fall is apple season, and nothing shouts “Autumn” quite like a just-baked apple cobbler.

🥘 INGREDIENTS

With only six ingredients required, you likely won’t have to run off to the store to buy things you need. Plus, it’s a great way to use up that box of Bisquick hiding in your pantry.

  • Bisquick – This baking mix is a great tool for anyone who wants to bake delicious treats without mixing and preparing the “base” (flour, salt, fat, and leavening).
  • Milk – Stirring the ingredients simply won’t be possible without a liquid. Milk is the best choice because it enhances flavor and color.
  • Butter – A great cobbler is rich and delicious. You can thank butter for that burst of rich flavor and delicateness! Just make sure it’s melted and cooled for this recipe to work.
  • Apples – To bring that pop of “fall” into this cobbler recipe, you’ll need apples. Use red apples for a sweet flavor or green apples for a tangy, sour flair.
  • Light brown sugar – With just the right amount of sweetness and nuttiness, light brown sugar is an essential ingredient to apple cobblers.
  • Nutmeg – The flavor of nutmeg can’t be ignored. It contains just the right amount of spice that really brings this apple cobbler to life. Remember: a little goes a long way!

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

One thing you will love about this apple cobbler recipe is that it’s not only tasty but it’s super easy to create, too. Whether you’re a beginner or novice baker, you’re bound to be successful. Let’s bake!

  1. Prep. First things first – preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and make sure your pan is ready for action. You can use butter, a light coating of oil, or a non-stick cooking spray to coat your pan.
  2. Slice and season the apples. Cut three red or green apples into small, bite-sized pieces (photo 1). Place in a bowl with one cup of light brown sugar and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg (photo 2)Mix to coat the apple slices (photo 3).
  3. (Optional) Heat apples in the microwave. Place the apples in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high power in 30-second increments for two minutes total*This step helps to kick-start the apple cooking process, but is entirely optional.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of Bisquick with 1 ½ cups milk and ½ cup butter (photo 4)Stir until thoroughly mixed (photo 5).
  5. Pour and layer ingredients. Pour the batter into your pan (photo 6). Then, spread the apples evenly over the batter (photo 7). This will allow for a thorough and even cook.
  6. Bake. Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake at 375°F (190°C) for approximately 55 minutes to an hour. The top will appear golden brown when the cobbler is done, and an inserted toothpick will come out clean from the center.
  7. Cool slightly before serving. Remove the baked Bisquick apple cobbler when done and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack for 10-15 minutes before serving.

This apple cobbler doesn’t need to be cooled entirely before serving. In fact, most people prefer their cobbler slightly warm. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a classic fall dessert everyone will enjoy!

💭 ANGELA’S TIPS & RECIPE NOTES

  • If you don’t have nutmeg on hand or don’t prefer the flavor, don’t worry. You can swap the nutmeg for cinnamon and still achieve impeccable results.
  • For a flavor with even more dimension, drop a teaspoon of vanilla extract into the Bisquick batter. This will enhance the sweetness and depth of the overall flavor, especially when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • If the top of your cobbler is turning a golden brown, but the cobbler isn’t done baking, you can cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil. This will prevent the top from burning while the rest of your ingredients continue to bake to perfection.
  • Other apples that work really well for cobbler. Semi-sweet varieties like Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Gala, and Braeburn are some of the best but Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and Pink Lady varieties are also great!

🥡 STORING & REHEATING

The best way to store this apple cobbler is to let it come to room temperature (all the way through), lay a paper towel over it, and wrap it with parchment paper, wax paper, or aluminum foil. It can be left at room temperature for two days.

For longer storage, you can place it in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to two months. With either of these options, make sure that your apple cobbler is cooled and wrapped tightly.

Remember that the apple cobbler must be cooled before it’s stored, whether you leave it on the counter or stick it in the fridge. A cobbler wrapped while still warm will trap moisture and render your apple cobbler a soggy mess.

REHEATING

Apple cobbler is delicious even when it’s cold. But if you want that warm and cozy dessert on a cool autumn night, simply stick it in the microwave for ten to thirty seconds or place it in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until warmed.

Apple Cobbler with Bisquick

This apple cobbler recipe only requires a few ingredients, and it’s easy to whip up! Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream so a sweet, delicious dessert.

CourseDessert

CuisineAmerican

KeywordApple Cobbler

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time1 hour

Total Time1 hour 5 minutes

Servings6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large granny smith apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Combine baking mix and sugar, add in the milk and mix well.
  • Pour into the bottom of a greased 9×9 pan.
  • Top this with the chopped apples, do not stir.
  • Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and sprinkle evenly over the apples.
  • Pour the hot water over the top of this, again do not stir.
  • Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve & enjoy with ice cream!

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