Apple Cobbler Recipe
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Apple Cobbler Recipe

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A treasured family recipe, this cobbler is a delicious old-fashioned dessert. It travels well and slices nicely, so it's perfect for picnics or tailgate parties. We like apples, but you can use your favorite fruit. -Rita Reifenstein, Evans City, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 234 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  2. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs and vanilla; add to crumb mixture. With a fork, gently mix in milk to moisten. Stir until dough forms a ball. Press half of the dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Chill the remaining dough.
  3. Toss apples with tapioca, cinnamon and remaining sugar; place over dough in pan. On a lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough to fit top of pan. Place over apples. Brush with milk. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on top. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cobbler in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"I found that I couldn't roll out the dough for the top and I had to use another cobbler topping! I admit that I had to use almost all of the dough for the bottom crust! I did use 1 tsp. salt instead of 1/2 tsp. and I used about 4 cups of apples instead of 8 cups! For the cobbler topping, I used the following ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder,

1 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup milk. I didn't use the milk, sugar and cinnamon for the topping . I dropped what was the balance of the top for this cobbler & then I'd made the additional cobbler topping and baked it again for about 20 minutes more until golden brown.
I gave this dessert to friends and they enjoyed the cobbler! For me, I'll probably stick to my adjustments on this recipe! I rated this as a 4* recipe! Thank you, Rita Reifenstein, for taking the time to share your recipe! I am glad I tried it-I just found that I did need to adjust it to get the results I wanted! delowenstein"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"I was going to make this till I read the reviews!"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"Dough never formed a ball. Came out very dry. Would not make again."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"There was not enough moisture called for to allow the apples to cook and the tapioca to make a sauce. The apple filling was not edible."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"The crust was too thick; there were not enough apples, it was like a crust on crust sandwich. I could not serve this to company."

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