A true celebration of fall – the Apple Fritter Cobbler. This dessert, with its tender, spiced apples, fluffy biscuit topping, and sweet glaze, is a warm and comforting treat that’s perfect for those crisp autumn evenings.
For the Apple Filling:
6 cups of peeled and sliced apples-about 6 apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp is my favorite for baking.)
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons of butter
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Biscuit Topping:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
3/4 cup whole milk
For the Glaze:
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Note: If your oven tends to run high, bake on 350 or if the topping is browning too quickly, reduce the oven temperature to 350.
- In a med size bowl, sift together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Add the apples and coat them well with the sugar mixture. In a large skillet, add the apple mixture and 1/4 cup of water. Over medium heat, bring the apple mixture to a hard boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until the apples are tender but still firm. Add the butter and vanilla. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish. Note: You can use an iron skillet for a one dish dessert. Just add the fritter topping and bake.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk just until a dough forms. Be careful not to over stir.
- Drop spoonfuls of the dough evenly over the apple mixture.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the apples are bubbling.
- While the cobbler is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Once the cobbler is done, remove it from the oven and immediately drizzle the glaze over the top.
- Allow the cobbler to cool for a few minutes before serving. It’s delicious on its own, but even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Do ahead/Freeze Tips: The apple filling can be made up several days ahead and stored in the refrigerator. If making ahead I would suggest adding a couple of tablespoons of fresh lemon to to the apples to keep them from turning brown. The cooked cobbler can be frozen as well. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and heat in the microwave to serve.