Skillet Apple Cobbler

This Skillet Apple Cobbler Recipe is a delicious fall dessert! The cast iron skillet adds a beautiful presentation. (Disclaimer: I was paid to develop a recipe for Clabber Girl Baking Powder. As always, all opinions are my own.)

Skillet Apple Cobbler - an easy to prepare dessert that's sure to be a crowd pleaser at holiday parties!

If you follow this blog closely you may notice that this recipe is very similar to my skillet peach cobbler. That’s because not long after I posted it I was hired by Clabber Girl to make a similar cobbler using their cornstarch and baking soda.

Since I already use their products for baking I was happy to collaborate. 

Skillet Apple Cobbler - an easy to prepare dessert that's sure to be a crowd pleaser at holiday parties!

This fall dessert is simple to prepare and will surely be a crowd pleaser at holiday parties. Even though I used Clabber Girl cornstarch and baking powder to prepare the recipe, you can obviously use whatever brands you have on hand.

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Skillet Apple Cobbler

5 from 1 vote
Skillet Apple Cobbler is a delicious fall treat! This recipe can be made all in one dish.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 415
Author Jennifer Farley



  • 2 pounds apples, cored, peeled and chopped (sweet or tart will work)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons half & half or heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large oven safe skillet, combine the apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt over medium heat. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring, until the apples have lightly caramelized and are soft but not mushy.
  • Mix together the lemon juice and cornstarch and stir it into the apple mixture. Remove from the heat.
  • Whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a liquid measuring cup, stir together the half and half, melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. For two smaller cobblers, divide the apple mixture evenly among two 5-inch oven safe skillets. For one large cobbler, leave the apples in the same skillet. Spoon the dough evenly on top of the apples and use a spatula to gently spread it out. The apples do not need to be completely covered. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top of the dough.
  • Bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until the sides are bubbly and the dough has cooked through. Serve hot with ice cream on top.


Equipment needed - two 5-inch or one 10-inch oven-safe skillet such as cast iron or stainless steel. This recipe can also be baked in an 8x8-inch square baking pan if skillets are not readily available.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 14% | Vitamin C: 14.4% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 10.2%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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