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German Apple Cobbler

This easy apple cobbler recipe is comfort food at its best.

German Apple Cobbler
German Apple Cobbler

German Apple Cobbler is the perfect dessert for fall, but once you taste it, you'll want to make this easy apple cobbler recipe all the time. This delicious apple treat tastes amazing fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. When you want to impress your grand kids and send them home with smiles from ear to ear, this the recipe to make. Fill your kitchen with the sweet scent of buttery, brown sugar cinnamon apples in just under an hour, and create the perfect homestyle dessert that you'd be crazy not to fall in love with.

This is one of those recipes that's great for making in the afternoon and then saving for dessert later in the day. It's so easy to make, and then you can relax and focus on other things knowing that your apple cobbler recipe is ready to go. When your family asks you, "What's for dessert?" you can just pull out your pan of this crowd-pleasing dish.



  • Filling
  • 6 large apples (about 8 cups when chopped)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Topping
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

Apple Cobbler Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and have ready a 9 x 13-inch casserole or bake pan.

  2. Core and peel apples and chop into inch chunks. Toss well with remaining filling ingredients and place in the casserole.

  3. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl and toss well with a fork. Use the fork or a pastry blender to mix in the butter until only small pieces of the butter remain. Beat the egg in a small bowl and mix into the other ingredients using the fork to distribute well.

  4. Spoon topping evenly over the filling and bake for about 50 minutes until the top is golden brown and the filling bubbles up around the edges.

  5. Let stand until cooled to warm room temperature before serving.


  1. Use Granny Smith apples in the cobbler if you want the pieces to remain separate and distinct; use Macintosh or Gala if you want them a bit softer. Or make a combination of different types of apple for the most interesting flavor.

  2. The topping may be made in a food processor by pulsing all ingredients except the egg until the butter is in small pieces, then quickly pulse in the egg.

  3. The cobbler instructions and topping may be used with any fruit you prefer – peaches or pears are especially good in this. 

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We have a massive amount of apples from our trees in the garden so I would love to try a apple cobbler, I have never heard of tapioca though, does anyone know what it is and is it easy to get in the shops? I would really love to try this out.

This is lovely. I love apple dishes and this is an ideal treat to make for my wife and myself. In the notes it mentions making this with other fruits. Using pears sounded quite interesting, and I'm curious if anyone has tried this version out, and if so, what type of pears worked out the best? Peach cobbler would also be tasty, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I LOVED the crumble topping in this dessert as well as the flavor of the apples. Plus, they were perfectly tender. However, I wasn't anticipating this cobbler to be more like a thin layer of crumble upon some homemade applesauce. I think the filling needs to be a bit thicker next time I try this.

Such good comfort food. This is great for the winters.

Mmmm, healthy comfort food. How is it healthy? It has apples in it. That counts in my book! This would be a great dessert for a cool night. Grab a bowl of goodness, curl up with a blanket, and enjoy!

So yummy! I love anything with apples, and this did not disappoint. I loved the warm apples combined with the cinnamon. It's a little runny though, so keep some napkins on hand.


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