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Easiest Apple Cobbler

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This apple cobbler recipe is as classic-tasting as they come, but it’s got the easiest, tastiest topping ever.


  • 5 tart, firm apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 tube (8 oz.) of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream or ice cream (for serving)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 2.5 quart casserole dish.
  2. In a medium bowl combine apples, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, ginger and cinnamon. Pour into the prepared casserole dish. Top with the walnuts.
  3. Open the crescent roll dough. Unroll the dough onto a cutting board. Cut the dough into 1/2 inch strips. Cut strips into 1/2 inch pieces. It’s alright if pieces stick together. Pulling off clumps of two to four pieces at a time, arrange the dough over the walnuts in a single layer.
  4. Bake until topping is very well-browned browned, 45-60 minutes. Allow to rest for 15-20 minutes. Scoop into dessert bowls and top each serving with 2 tablespoons of whipped cream or ice cream.