This easy apple cobbler recipe is fabulous! Tart apples, cinnamon, and sugar make the perfect apple base. Store bought cinnamon rolls make an unforgettably delicious topping!
This easy apple cobbler is for those of us who want apple pie don’t really feel like messing with an apple pie. I am not that great at making a crust. I often turn to recipes that use graham crackers as a crust like in this Fresh Peach Pie or this Coconut Banana Cream Pie. Tossing crumbs with butter is way simpler than rolling out pie dough!
I feel like apples have become synonymous with September. Maybe that is why I felt the need to make a cobbler. Cobblers can have a variety of fillings and toppings. You can take virtually any fruit, combine it with sugar and bake until bubbly. And as far as the toppings go, I’ve seen a crumbly oat topping, biscuits, shortbread, sugar cookie, oatmeal cookie, pie crust, muffin mix, and puff pastry as toppings for fruit cobblers. There are just as many toppings as there are fillings!
For this easy apple cobbler recipe, I chose to use cinnamon rolls. Store bought rolls in a tube are just what you need. This is recipe is similar to my quick cinnamon rolls with blueberries recipe and to an extent, these Caramel Apple Monkey Bread Muffins. I cut each roll in quarters. I then tossed them all with a little sugar and arranged them over my seasoned apples. The apples baked up soft and sweet and the cinnamon rolls puffed perfectly. The big cinnamon flavor is just what the sweet apples you needed. Each bite melts right into your mouth. A simple glaze, vanilla or caramel ice creams, caramel sauce or whipped cream would be delicious on top, although not necessary. This easy apple cobbler is just fine all on its own!
If you are looking for more ways to use apples, try this Apples Foster Bread Pudding Recipe.
Easy Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon Roll Topping
This easy apple cobbler recipe is fabulous! Tart apples, cinnamon and sugar make the perfect apple base. Store bought cinnamon rolls make an unforgettably delicious topping!
- 5 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- teaspoon vanilla
- 1 12.4 oz can cinnamon rolls (I used Pillsbury)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 qt. baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. In a bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and vanilla. Arrange apples in the bottom of the baking dish.
Quarter each cinnamon roll (discard frosting or use it to drizzle over the baked cobbler). Toss the roll quarters with the sugar and arrange them over the apples. Drizzle the melted butter over the cinnamon rolls. Bake the cobbler for 35-40 minutes or until apples are bubbly and rolls are golden.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
I’g go to the store right now and get the ingredients to make this, except I’d have to stay awake long enough to have some. So that won’t happen until tomorrow. But I will make this. Perfect!
Wishes for tasty dishes,
It’s refreshing to see recipes like this. Yours starts with, “This easy apple cobbler is for those of us who want apple pie don’t really feel like messing with an apple pie.” It’s just what I was looking for… I don’t have the time or patience to deal with rolling out dough (even refrigerated). I love that I can just throw this together and it will taste just as awesome. P.S. Beautiful photos!
Tanya Schroeder says
Thank you for the compliment Lori. I do love recipes that are involved, I really do not want to bother rolling out dough!
I bet cinnamon rolls are delicious for this easy cobbler. I actually thought I was seeing flax seeds in the photos, lol. But that intrigued me to check it out! 😉
Tanya Schroeder says
No flax seeds here! The cinnamon rolls are all you need.