Simple and delicious Crock Pot Apple Cobbler is a sweet apple dessert that can be made right in your slow cooker! Just toss everything in together and your slow cooker will take care of the rest!
This Crock Pot Apple Cobbler is a simple but show-stopping dessert! With only a handful of ingredients (don’t tell anyone but the topping is made with packaged yellow cake mix!) you can make this classic cobbler in your slow cooker, leaving your oven and your attention free for dinner, or just about anything else! This apple cobbler recipe tastes great straight out of the Crock Pot, or even better topped off with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!
CROCK POT APPLE COBBLER
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Raise your hand if your Crock Pot is your favorite kitchen companion.
I can’t be the only one, right? While my slow cooker has always been one of my favorite kitchen tools, it’s especially useful in these cold winter months for throwing together soups and chilis and other comfort foods. But did you know that your slow cooker isn’t just for savory dinners? Last Fall I found my kitchen buried underneath bushels of apples and after exhausting myself by hand-making my go-to apple turnover recipe, I turned to my slow cooker to make a batch of apple butter.
The results were fantastic and I knew that I needed to break out of my mindset of using my Crock Pot just for savory meals, and after a bit of experimentation this sweet Crock Pot Apple Cobbler was born!
This Apple Cobbler can be made with just a handful of ingredients, and using a package of vanilla cake for the topping saves us even more time while making a perfectly soft and flavorful topping that pairs nicely with the apples.
You’ll simply combine your sliced and peeled apples along with some brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, layer the apple mixture into your Crock Pot, and then sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over your apples. Dot the top of the cake mix with small pats of butter, and the moisture from the apples will soak into the cake mix as the apple cobbler cooks, giving you perfectly soft and caramelized apples with a sweet vanilla topping.
This cobbler tastes wonderful straight out of the Crock Pot, but for best results, I definitely recommend topping with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Want more apple dessert recipes?
- French Apple Cobbler
- Crock Pot Crunch Pecan Apple Cobbler
- Apple Cider Snickerdoodles
- Caramel Apple Poke Cake
- Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars
- More dessert recipes…
Tools used to make this Crock Pot Apple Cobbler recipe
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls are perfect for mixing and serving. I love the varied sizes so I always have to right size bowl for all my mixing needs.
Wooden Spoon: Wooden spoons are a kitchen essential. I keep a bunch of them on hand for every meal from breakfast to dinner.
Slow Cooker: I love this crock pot! The lid is very secure and I can pack it up and take it on the go if I’m heading to a potluck. This slow cooker is a workhorse in my kitchen and has worked great for years!
- 5-6 medium-sized apples about 2.5-3 pounds, peeled and sliced (cores discarded)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
- In a small bowl, stir together apple slices, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt until well-combined.
- Lightly butter the bottom and sides of your slow cooker basin.
- Layer apple mixture evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly over apple layer.
- Scatter butter pieces evenly overtop the cake mix.
- Cover crockpot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.
- Serve warm, preferably topped with vanilla ice cream.