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Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
This is a common dish from where I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. It's a classic Dutch-style apple cobbler recipe—easy, quick and delicious. Who wouldn't love this golden brown delight? —Andrea Robson, York, Pennsylvania
Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 4 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and cloves. Add apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Dot with butter.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk milk and egg; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls over apple mixture. Bake until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or heavy cream and cinnamon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 244 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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