Poofy Cheeks: Apple Dumpling Cobbler Recipe

October 8, 2013

Apple Dumpling Cobbler Recipe

Nothing says FALL like a batch of apple dumpling cobbler and a big glass of apple cider to go with it. The smell alone is enough to make me weak in the knees. Making this cobbler is a staple on our fall bucket list every year. On a cool fall night after a hearty dinner this is the perfect dessert. My favorite part is the cobbler-like crust which absorbs the cinnamon and nutmeg syrup.

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Lately I have been doing most of my grocery shopping at our Super Target since it is the closest to our house. They have had a really good selection of apples at the front of the produce section so I grabbed a bag of Macintosh. You want to use a good fresh baking apple for this recipe – jonamac, macintosh, honeycrisp or whatever your favorite is!

Apple Dumpling Cobbler Recipe #fall #dessert


For Syrup

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 2 cups of water

For Crust Topping

  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of shortening
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For Apple Filling

  • 6 small apples or 5 large apples (cored, peeled, sliced)
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cinnamon
  • ¼ nutmeg
  • ¼ stick of butter – sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish/pan.
  • In a large bowl combine apple filling ingredients and toss to mix. Pour into the bottom of the baking dish. Top with slices of butter.
  • In a medium saucepan make your syrup. Combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce and allow to cook for five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in butter. Set aside.
  • For the crust combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Add milk all at once and stir just until the mixture is moist – do not over-mix. Form into a bowl and turn out onto a floured surface. Using a rolling pin roll out to fit over the top of your baking dish. Gently lay over the apples tucking and tearing to fit.
  • Pour the syrup over the top of the crust. It will run down into the apples. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon if desired.
  • Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.

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Thank you to my mom for being such an awesome cook and passing this recipe down to me!


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  1. oooo yum! anything apple sounds delicious!

  2. Man...this looks delicious! I love anything apple, so I am in love with this recipe. Thanks for sharing! This would be great to link to Create It Thursday #23…it's live now! Hope to see you there!


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