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poor man's apple cobbler

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Shawna Payne
Lilburn, GA

This is the easiest cobbler you can make in a pinch. If you have unexpected company and need a quick and easy dessert, give this a try.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Have a dessert craving and not sure what to make? Try this super simple apple cobbler. Made with self-rising flour and canned pie filling, you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. The pie filling is dolloped on top but the crust magically bakes around it. This comes out of the oven with a beautiful golden brown crust. You can use any fruit you'd like. We opted for apple but cherry or blueberry would be delicious too. If you like a lot of fruit, you can even add an extra can of filling to the cobbler. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a delicious dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For poor man's apple cobbler

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 can
    pie filling (apple, cherry, or peach) or fresh fruit (21 oz)
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make poor man's apple cobbler

  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melted butter in a baking dish.
    Melt butter in a 9x13 (preferably glass) baking dish. Do this by placing it in the oven while it preheats.
  • Sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk in a mixing bowl.
    Mix sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk in a mixing bowl.
  • Batter poured on top of the melted butter.
    Pour mixture into baking dish over the butter. Do not mix with butter.
  • Apples spooned on top of the batter.
    Spoon in apples or your fruit of choice in random spots.
  • Apple cobbler baking in the oven.
    Bake for 45 minutes.
  • The crust rises around the apples.
    The crust will rise around apples. Serve. Enjoy!