Apple Gingerbread Cobbler Recipe

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"Nicely spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, this delicious cobbler is one of my family's favorites," writes Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "It is easy to prepare...and the recipe has been in my family for years."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon each baking powder, baking soda and ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 247 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the apples, water, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the egg, sugar, buttermilk, molasses and oil. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, salt and nutmeg; stir into buttermilk mixture just until combined. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into apple mixture. Pour apple mixture into 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread gingerbread mixture over apples. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Gingerbread Cobbler in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p60

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ksb223 User ID: 1270993 57547
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Too much water with the apples, will use 1/2c next time. Too much molasses in cake, it was heavy and more of a spice cake than gingerbread. I like the idea of a gingerbread cobbler but will try to blend this recipe with a more traditional gingerbread cake."

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