4 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground cloves
2 tablespoons cold butter
For the topping:
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
Step 1: Coat the apples
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.
Pro tip: To avoid runny cobber, add a thickening agent like cornstarch to the apple mixture.
Step 2: Mix and apply the topping
In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until the 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.
Pro tip: Another way you can prevent runny cobbler is to leave room for the apples to breathe through the topping. When applying the tablespoons of topping, leave “windows” for steam to release as it bakes.
Step 3: Bake and serve
Bake at 350° until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with homemade vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
How do you store apple cobbler?
The best way to store apple cobbler is by keeping it at room temperature for three days. Just like apple pie, this easy apple cobbler recipe does not need to be refrigerated. So if you leave it out overnight, you’re in the clear.
If you prefer to refrigerate, that is a-OK, too! When you’re ready for a slice, reheat the cobbler by throwing it in the oven for a few minutes. You could also pop a slice in the microwave for about 30 to 60 seconds if you can’t wait to dig in.
We don’t necessarily recommend freezing it, though. Many crumb-topped dishes (just like these other baked goods you shouldn’t freeze) fall apart in the freezer. For best results, we recommend making and eating this delicious easy dessert within three days.