Yummy Apple Cobbler

Tasty Apple Cobbler - The Surprised Gourmet

A slice of apple cobbler is a yummy dessert

There’s something about the coming fall that makes a person think of apples and especially good old-fashion yummy apple cobbler.

If you can’t get to an apple festival or an orchard and the apples in your local market don’t suit your taste, you can always find delicious apple pie filling in a can. The fun part is adding a few extra ingredients to make it your own.

The other night we had a taste for something sweet so I decided to make an apple cobbler, but didn’t want to make a crust. I took a 16.3 ounce can of Pillsbury Homestyle Southern Biscuits and cut each biscuit in half. I generously buttered an 8 X 8 X 1 3/4 casserole dish and layered half the biscuits in the bottom.

I mixed 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 1/3 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and a can (2 1/3 cups) of apple pie filling.

I poured that mixture over the biscuits and topped it with the other biscuit halves. Next I took a sharp knife and scored the tops of the biscuits. I added a dot of butter to each biscuit and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over that.

Tasty bowl of apple cobbler - The Surprised Gourmet

A dish of apple cobbler always hits the spot

I placed the dish in a preheated 350 degree oven and baked it for 25 minutes. At that time, I removed the dish and covered it with aluminum foil and returned it to the oven for another 15 minutes. Once again I took the dish from the oven, removed the foil and placed it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. I tested the cobbler at the end of the 10 minutes and determined it was ready to eat. Since oven temperatures vary, you make need to cook it 10 or 15 minutes more to make sure the interior of the cobbler is completely done.

Since we’re trying to cut down on sweets and didn’t have any ice cream in the freezer, I came up with a Cinnamon Sour Cream mix to top off the cobbler. I mixed 1/4 cup of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. When the mixture was well blended, I spooned a couple of dollops on top of the apple cobbler I had placed in bowls.

This is a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed by family and friends as everyone gathers to watch afternoon football games or those last-minute surprise picnics in the park.

Thanks for dropping by today. If you give this a try, come back and tell me what you think of it or tag it with #thesurprisedgourmet. I’d love to know how it turned out for you.

Cucina Felice!

Yummy Apple Cobbler


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Serves: 6-8

This yummy dessert brings to mind fall, football games, festivals, trips to the market, and outdoor activities with friends and family
  • 1 Can (2⅓ cups) apple filling
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • ⅓ Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 can (16.3 ounces) Pillsbury Homestyle Southern Biscuits
  • Butter (to taste)
  • Extra cinnamon (to taste for sprinkling)
  • Sugar (to taste for sprinkling)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter an 8 X 8 X 1¾ casserole dish . Split biscuits in half. Using one half of the biscuits layer the bottom of the pan.
  3. Mix pie filling, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and ⅓ teaspoon balsamic vinegar together and pour over biscuits in the pan. Cover mixture with remaining biscuits.
  4. Take a sharp knife, score down the top of biscuits. Top each biscuit with a dot of butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste.
  5. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove, cover with aluminum foil and bake another 15 minutes. Remove once again, uncover and return to oven for 10 more minutes. Test to make sure cobbler is done after 10 minutes as oven temperatures vary and cook time may need to be adjusted.
  6. Taste great topped with ice cream or Cinnamon Sour Cream (1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed together).


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  1. Liz says:

    I’ve made numerous peach cobblers over the years—but can you believe I’ve never made an apple cobbler???? Yours looks fabulous—I need to add it to our menu ASAP!

  2. It’s Springtime for us but there are still some good apples available. I love apple cobbler and I want to try your recipe next!
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  3. oooh, my fruit bowl is empty – except for a coconut! – otherwise I would rustle this up for dessert tonight. Looks good.
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