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Caramel Apple Cobbler

Caramel Apple Cobbler with Walnuts

Caramel Apple Cobbler with Walnuts - summer fruit cobblers are seasonal staples but this recipe takes cobbler deliciously into apple season with this stunning comfort food dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the caramel

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp water1/3 cup butter cut in small cubes
  • ½ cup whipping cream

For the cobbler base (with the caramel)

  • 4-5 large apples
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

For the cobbler top

  • 1 cup flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup very cold butter , cut in small pieces
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup walnuts (optional)


To prepare the caramel

  1. Begin by mixing the sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Boil the sugar and water over medium heat until the mixture begins to turn a light amber color. It is very easy to burn this mixture which can happen very quickly once the proper color is achieved, so have your butter and cream at the ready, as timing is crucial for this recipe.
  3. When the color is right, quickly add the butter and stir quickly until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat immediately and pour in the whipping cream, stirring constantly until the sauce is uniformly smooth.

To prepare the cobbler

  1. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and chop the apples into large chunks
  3. Spread evenly on the bottom of the baking pan. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  4. Pour the caramel sauce over the apples.

To prepare the cobbler top

  1. In a food processor combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar
  2. Using the pulse button on the food processor cut in the cold butter.
  3. Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. ( If you don't own a food processor, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or even a couple of knives.)
  4. To the flour/butter mixture add the milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the milk just until a soft dough forms. Do not overwork the dough or it will become too tough. Less is more here and the less you work the dough, the lighter your cobbler will turn out.
  6. Drop the cobbler dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto the apple mixture. Sprinkle on the walnuts.
  7. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the top is evenly golden brown. Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before serving warm with some good French Vanilla ice cream.