Looking for the perfect dessert to warm you up on a chilly evening? Look no further than Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler! It features tender apple slices baked to perfection with a sweet and crumbly topping that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Best of all, it’s made right in your trusty Dutch oven, making it an easy and impressive dessert option for any gathering or cozy night in. So grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in a deliciously sweet and satisfying treat!
Why I Love This Recipe
If you’re excited about using your Dutch oven on a recipe, then here are several reasons to make it!
- Comforting and Delicious: This dessert is a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors, blended with the warm, comforting aroma of baked apples. The crumbly topping adds a satisfying texture that perfectly complements the soft apple slices, making each bite a delightful experience.
- Easy to Make: This recipe is simple to follow and requires minimal effort, utilizing your trusty Dutch oven as both the cooking vessel and serving dish. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner in the kitchen, you’ll find this recipe easy to master.
- Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re cozying up for a night in, entertaining friends or family, or just craving a sweet treat, this Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler is a perfect dessert option that’s bound to impress. It’s versatile enough to be served at any time of the day, so why not whip up a batch right now and enjoy it with your favorite beverage?
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- Granny Smith
- granulated sugar
- ground cinnamon
- all purpose flour
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- large eggs
- salted butter
- dutch oven
- large bowl
- pastry blender or spoon
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
- Cinnamon and Nutmeg: For a warming flavor twist, add a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg to the apple mixture. These spices will complement the sweetness of the apples and add a cozy and comforting aroma to your cobbler.
- Pecan and Brown Sugar Topping: Want to take your cobbler to the next level? Mix together a topping of chopped pecans, brown sugar, and butter, and sprinkle it over the apple mixture before baking. The result will be a crunchy and sweet topping that adds a wonderful caramel-like flavor to your cobbler.
- Mixed Berry Cobbler: Craving a more fruity dessert? Mix in some blueberries or raspberries with your apple mixture, creating a mixed berry cobbler that’s bursting with flavors. The combination of the different fruits will give your cobbler a brighter taste, and the colors will add a fun and inviting vibe to your dessert.
How to Make Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
Step 1: Mix together the apples, sugar and cinnamon
In the dutch oven, stir together the apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Smooth into an even layer.
Step 2: Make the crumble topping
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk. Add the eggs to the flour mixture and stir, pressing the flour into the egg, until combined into a crumbly batter.
Step 3: Top the apples with the crumble
Drop the crumble over the top of the apples. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the crumble.
Step 4: Bake the cobbler
Cover the dutch oven with the lid. Place in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping has browned.
Step 5: Serve while warm
Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- Use Tart Apples – When making a cobbler, tart apples work best as they hold their shape while baking and provide a nice balance of sweetness and tartness. Granny Smith is a great option for this recipe, but you can use any tart apple you prefer.
- Preheat Properly – Dutch ovens retain heat, so preheating is essential. Preheat the oven to 350°F and put your Dutch oven inside for at least 10 minutes before using it. The heated Dutch oven ensures that the cobbler bakes evenly, resulting in a golden-brown top.
- Don’t Overmix the Topping – Overmixing the topping can cause it to become too dense and heavy, resulting in a tough and chewy texture. Be sure to use a light hand when mixing the topping to maintain its crumbly texture.
Here are some tips for handling leftovers, reheating, and freezing your Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler:
- Leftovers – If you have any leftovers, cover them with plastic wrap or transfer them to an airtight container, and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Reheating – To reheat, warm the cobbler in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or in the microwave on high for 30 seconds to a minute. For cobbler that has been stored in the refrigerator, you may want to add a splash of water or milk to the dish before reheating to ensure that the cobbler stays moist.
- Freezing – If you want to freeze your cobbler, let it cool completely, and then transfer it to a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to reheat, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat as indicated above..
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
While tart apples work best for this recipe, you can use sweet apples if that’s what you have on hand. Keep in mind that the cobbler will be sweeter with sweet apples, so you may want to adjust the sugar accordingly.
Absolutely! This recipe is versatile and you can use any fruit you like. Some popular choices are peaches, blueberries, and blackberries. Just be sure to adjust the sugar and other ingredients as needed.
Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler is delicious served warm, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel sauce. Some even like to serve it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
- dutch oven with a lid
- Medium bowl
- 8 large Granny Smith apples cored and cut into wedges
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the topping:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs room temperature and lightly beaten
- ⅔ cup butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray.
- In the dutch oven, stir together the apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Smooth into an even layer.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk. Add the eggs to the flour mixture and stir, pressing the flour into the egg, until combined into a crumbly batter.
- Drop the crumble over the top of the apples. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the crumble.
- Cover the dutch oven with the lid. Place in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping has browned.