Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler is a tasty, warm and comforting dessert that goes together in ten minutes. Mine has a delicious sugary crust that everyone will love!
Many Dutch Oven recipes originate from folks wanting to make dishes while you’re camping – but I love using my dutch oven all the time at home. I wanted to buy one for the longest time and found one for $3 at an estate sale! Winning!
I recently got a box of produce from Perfectly Imperfect Product – they’re a new company based out of Cleveland. They “rescue” imperfect produce from farms and wholesalers and package them up and deliver them to your front door. If you try it – be sure to mention FOOD HUSSY when you check out so they know you came from me!
So in the box – there were peppers, zucchini, clementines, peppers, pears, peaches and more – along with five small green apples. Guess what – I don’t really like raw apples that much?! So let’s get to baking! I decided to make an apple cobbler – since it’s apple season and it’s a great fall dessert.
How to make Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler from scratch
First – peel and slice up your apples. I used five small green apples but I think you could definitely use more apples – it just means more fruit under the cobbler! If you have one of those whizbangy apple corer/peelers – it would be super quick – but by hand – it was a little tedious (but worth it!).
Then mix up your batter! Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add salt, flour, baking powder and milk to make a batter.
Lay the apples in the bottom of your dutch oven and sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Then top with your batter. Finally, the topping is the BEST part! Mix together brown sugar, white sugar and cornstarch and sprinkle over the top of the batter.
Now for the magical part of the topping – boil water (30 sec in microwave) – and pour over the sugar topping. Make sure every bit of sugar is coated! Then bake for 45 minutes and you’re done!
Be sure you have some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on hand! I forgot – and had to make my own whipped cream. (OMG so easy – in a bowl, beat heavy cream, a dash of vanilla and a little sugar – so easy!)
Does Apple Cobbler need to be refrigerated?
Yes – I refrigerate it after baking. You can easily reheat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds so it’s warm when you eat leftovers. With the fruit – I wouldn’t leave it sit out.
Can I freeze Apple Cobbler?
Yup – after you bake if you have leftover and want to freeze them so you have an easy quick dessert for 1-2 some night – sure – put in a glass, air-tight container. I started using these instead of plastic rubbermaid/tupperware and really love them. They always clean so well! To reheat, put in the fridge overnight to thaw and then reheat in the microwave or air fryer.
Favorite Apple Desserts
Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
- Preheat oven to 375
- Arrange sliced fruit in Dutch oven sprayed with cooking spray
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Cream sugars with butter
- Add salt, flour, baking powder and milk to make a batter (if your batter isn’t spreadable – add a little more milk)
- Spread the batter over apples
- In a separate bowl, mix sugars, cornstarch & pinch of salt
- Sprinkle evenly over batter
- Heat 1/4 cup water in microwave for 40 seconds. Then pour over ALL of sugar – be sure to cover every grain of sugar! This is where the magic happens!
- Bake at 375 for 45 minutes (or until the cobbler topping is done – test like you do cake – toothpick in the center – if it comes out clean – it’s done – should be golden)