This Apple Pie Skillet Cobbler is a hybrid of two fantastic desserts! An apple pie filling is baked in a skillet with a crumbly cobbler topping to create one seriously epic and tasty dessert!
Happy Thursday! Hope you’ve all had a great week. It’s been a busy week here. I worked half the week, so was up at 5am for that, then yesterday I had to be up at 6 to take my husband to the train station a he had some conference in London. He didn’t get back till late so I had to o a late dash to pick him up.
I wonder if anyone else is like me – I don’t feel like I can properly relax if I know I’ll be needed for something and I don’t know what time it will be. It’s like I spend the whole day clock watching and waiting for a text saying “I’m on a train, should be back at…”
I also had a busy day at home working on blog stuff. Since my holiday I’m also getting back into my workouts, so I always take an hour out for me to workout. I think I’ve finally found *my* calling in exercise and it’s kickboxing! I’ve heard many times that if you find something you enjoy, working out can be fun and I’ve spent years and years trying out every type of exercise I can.
I got to the point where I thought I hated exercise and every day it was a chore. I did it because I knew I’d feel better afterwards. Then I started doing interval kickboxing and I LOVE it!!
I close the curtains, put on a youtube workout and punch my frustrations away. I’ve thought about maybe going to a gym or proper kickboxing class, but I’m still very shy and awkward and I hate being watched. Even though I know everyone will be focusing on their own workouts, I always think I’m being watched. At home, I can shut the curtains and just relax and get it done! I also started lifting weights a couple of years ago and I love doing that too as it makes me feel strong. I can only lift relatively light weights because of my back, but just adding a dumbbell to some of your punches can really help.
Now we’ve talked about staying healthy… let’s talk about this Apple Pie Skillet Cobbler! All about balance here 😉
I have a thing for hybrid desserts, I just love combining two desserts to make one really epic one and this is no different. I made an apple pie filling and then a cobbler topping and baked it all together in a skillet.
One pan, from oven to table, tastes amazing; what more could you want in life?!
The hardest part of this recipe is peeling and coring the apples. Once they’re done, you mix them with sugar, cinnamon, salt, flour and a little vanilla and then leave to one side whilst you make the topping.
I went for a batter type topping this time round, I do biscuit type cobbler toppings all the time, but this time I added melted butter to my mixture to make a thick and sticky batter.
Simply spoon the batter over the fruit, place in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden and you’re done.
This desserts is fantastic warm and at room temperature. If you leave it out of the oven for 45 minutes and then serve it with ice cream, OHMYGOD it’s good! Still slightly warm and then with melty ice cream, pure bliss!
I would advise you transfer the cobbler into a Tupperware container (if you don’t eat it all in one sitting) – if you leave it in the skillet for an entire day, it will start to taste a little metallic. Keep it in the fridge for 4 days and make sure to serve at room temperature or warmed in the microwave! Enjoy!
Apple Pie Skillet Cobbler
- For the filling:
- 6 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks. I used Royal Gala
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup (150g) white/caster sugar
- 2 tbsp plain/all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- For the cobbler topping:
- 1 1/2 cups (210g) plain/all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup (150g) white/caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 stick (85g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and spray a 12 inch skillet with cooking spray.
- Make the filling, place the chopped apples, cinnamon, sugar, flour and salt into a medium sized bowl and stir to coat. Add in the vanilla and continue to stir until all of the apples are coated in the sugar mixture. Leave to one side.
- Make the topping: Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl and stir briefly to combine.
- Add in the eggs and stir until the mixture becomes crumbly. Pour in the cooled melted butter and mix until a sticky batter forms. It will be a thick batter.
- By this stage the apple mixture should be slightly glossy from the sugar, tip this mixture into your prepared skillet and spread into an even layer.
- Using a dessert spoon, drop spoonfuls of batter onto the apples - it's OK if it doesn't completely cover the apples, mine did pretty much, but it will spread, so don't worry!
- Place into the oven for 35-40 minutes until the filling is bubbling around the edges and the top is golden. An inserted skewer into the cobbler layer should come out clean.
- Leave to cool for at least 45 minutes before serving. You can serve warm with ice cream or at room temperature. If you have leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container as if you leave it in the skillet, it will start to taste metallic.
- Store in the fridge for 4 days, serve at room temperature or warmed in the microwave.