Apple cobbler

Easy as pie and just as delicious!

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 6
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Easy as pie and just as delicious, apple cobbler will satisfy your sweet tooth. It's a little like a pie or a crumble but with a soft scone-like dumpling topping. Serve it to your loved ones with a generous dollop of whipped cream or a good quality vanilla ice-cream.
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Apple cobbler
  • 1 kg green apples, peeled, cored, sliced thickly
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 125 grams cold butter, cubed
  • ⅔ cup (160ml) buttermilk
  • icing sugar and custard or cream, to serve


Apple cobbler
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Put the apples and sugar in a large saucepan and mix together. Put the pan over a gentle heat and cook for 8-10 minutes or until apples are just beginning to soften but are still holding their shape. Remove from heat and transfer to a large 8 cup (2 litre) capacity baking dish.
  • 3
    Place flour, a pinch of salt, sugar, vanilla and butter into a food processor and blend until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and pulse the mixture until it comes together as a thick batter. Spoon dollops of the batter on top of the apples.
  • 4
    Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Dust with sifted icing sugar and serve with custard or cream.


Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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