It’s apple season, and that means it’s time to break out the slow cooker for this easy apple spice cobbler recipe. Packed with apples, and a spiced biscuit-cake-like topping, this cobbler is the perfect fall dessert. And since it’s made in the slow cooker, it’s practically effortless.
Why make a cobbler in the slow cooker?
Well, first of all, it frees up your oven for other things (like that turkey or ham you’re probably making for holiday dinner). Second, slow cookers are great for keeping desserts warm and gooey – no need to worry about overcooking or serving a lukewarm cobbler.
How do slow cooker desserts taste like?
In general, slow cooker desserts are fairly similar to their oven-baked counterparts. However, since the slow cooker uses moist heat, desserts made in the slow cooker tend to be a bit more moist and have a slightly different texture.
So if you’re looking for an easy, no-fuss dessert this fall, give this slow cooker apple spice cobbler a try!
Spiced cake mix
Apple pie filling
Pour the applie pie filling into the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
Top with the cake mix, ensuring that all the apples are covered.
Slice the butter into thin pats and place on top of the cake mix, ensuring that the butter is evenly distributed.
Cover and cook on high for 3 hours
After 3 hours, check the cobbler to make sure that it is cooked through. The top should be golden brown and the apples should be soft and bubbly,
Let the cobbler sit for 15-20 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- If you’re using a store-bought pie filling, make sure it’s in thick syrup – you don’t want a runny cobbler.
- For a extra spiced flavor, add a teaspoon or two of ground cinnamon to the cake mix before sprinkling it over the apples.
- Not a fan of spiced cake mix? You can use a regular yellow cake mix instead.
- This cobbler is best served warm, so rewarm leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
- The top will not be as dry looking to achieve a dry cobbler top. If you want a more moist top, check the cobbler earlier. If your cobbler is done but the top isn’t as golden brown as you’d like, you can place it under the broiler for a minute or two. Just keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
- If you don’t have spiced cake mix on hand, you can use a regular yellow or white cake mix.
- Not a fan of apples? You can substitute other fruit pie fillings, such as cherry or blueberry. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly – cherries will cook faster than apples, for example.
- Don’t have a slow cooker? You can bake this cobbler in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
How long does slow cooker apple cobbler last?
Leftover cobbler will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container
Can I freeze slow cooker apple cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze this cobbler! Just place leftovers in a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the microwave or oven.
What’s the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?
A cobbler is a fruit dessert that has a biscuit or cake-like topping, while a crisp has a streusel-like topping made with oats, flour, sugar, and butter. Both desserts are easy to make and can be made in the slow cooker.
Is this cobbler gluten-free?
No, this cobbler is not gluten-free. If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you can substitute the spiced cake mix with a gluten-free yellow or white cake mix. Just reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe by half.
My cobbler isn’t as golden brown as I’d like – what can I do?
If your cobbler is done but the top isn’t as golden brown as you’d like, you can place it under the broiler for a minute or two. Just keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
How do I prevent this from becoming soggy?
In the odd chance that you buy a runnier apple pie filling, you can add a few tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken it. This will also help prevent the cobbler from becoming soggy. Additionally, you could place a tissue or teatowel between the cobbler and the lid of the slow cooker to absorb some of the moisture. This will help keep your cobbler from becoming soggy. You can also reduce the amount of apples in your recipe, as this helps keep it from becoming too wet. Lastly, if you need to cook your cobbler a bit longer than what is recommended in the recipe, leave off the lid for the last 15 minutes or so of cooking time. This will help evaporate any excess liquid and prevent sogginess.
There we have it! Our delicious and easy slow cooker apple cobbler recipe. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cobbler
- Slow cooker
- 8 oz Unsalted butter
- 15 oz Spiced cake mix
- 1½ lb Apple pie filling in a thick sugary syrup
- Pour the applie pie filling into the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker
- Top with the cake mix, ensuring that all the apples are covered.
- Slice the butter into thin pats and place on top of the cake mix, ensuring that the butter is evenly distributed.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
- After 3 hours, check the cobbler to make sure that it is cooked through. The top should be golden brown and the apples should be soft and bubbly.
- Let the cobbler sit for 15-20 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.