Maple Pecan Apple Cobbler Recipe

Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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This rich apple cobbler recipe is loaded with maple syrup, pecans, and of course, plenty of apples! It doesn’t get better than apple pecan cobbler with a big scoop of ice cream on top.

Apple Cobbler Recipe

On a cool night, I don’t think there is anything I want more than my maple pecan apple cobbler recipe!

apple cobbler recipe in a cast iron skillet

This apple pecan cobbler has plenty of soft sweet apples, the perfect warm flavors, and a melt-in-your-mouth crumble on top that I just can’t get enough of. 

I like to top my cobbler off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! If I’m feeling really fancy, sometimes I even add a dash of my apple pie spice and a toasted pecan on top too!

Every time I make this my whole family is practically begging for seconds! It’s a great dessert for a family night, party, and more. And it’s less than a half-hour of preparation so it’s so easy to get ready too!

overhead shot of apple cobbler recipe with a couple spoons

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Apple Pecan Cobbler Recipe

This easy-peasy apple cobbler recipe is the warm gooey dessert of my dreams! Serve it up with some ice cream and it doesn’t get much better!

Ingredients

ingredients for apple cobbler recipe
  • 3 large apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda 
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

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How to Make Apple Pecan Cobbler

apple cobbler recipe with ice cream and scattered pecan

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make this apple cobbler recipe, start by preheating the oven to 425.
  • Prepare a skillet by greasing it with vegetable oil and set it aside.
  • Peel the apples and chop them up into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the chopped apples, ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl and stir until the ingredients are well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. 
  • Use an electric mixer to mix on low until the ingredients are combined.
  • Cut the butter into small chunks, add it to the flour mixture and mix it again until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Slowly pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop the apple mixture into the prepared skillet, making sure it’s relatively even.
  • Spoon the dough on top of the apple mixture as evenly as you can over the top.
  • Bake the skillet in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 23 minutes.
  • Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before scooping and serving with ice cream.
bite of apple cobbler recipe on a spoon

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • To chop your apples, you’ll want to core your apple, peel it, and cut it in half. You can choose to keep the peels on, but my family prefers this apple cobbler recipe without. Cut each half of your apple into ½ inch slices and then turn in 90 degrees and chop the slices into bite-sized chunks.
  • You’ll want to make sure that the cobbler dough on top stays on top of the apple mixture and doesn’t get mixed in. I know it may be tempting to mess with your spoonfuls and spread it all around, but the more you touch it the less yummy cobbler you will have on top once it’s baked! Instead, just try to take small spoonfuls and drop them as evenly as you can. 
  • Something I love doing is making little individual apple cobblers for dinner parties, holidays, and other special occasions. I grabbed some little tart dishes a few years ago and now I use them constantly. For this apple cobbler recipe, I portion out the apple mixture into a few tart dishes and then split up the cobbler dough on top. I bake them for 7-8 minutes at 425 degrees and about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Delicious and gorgeous!
  • Toast your pecans! Whenever you use nuts in recipes they will bring the best flavor if you toast them before you add them in. Turn your oven to 350 degrees and bake the nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Which apples are best for cobbler? 

You can use any apple variety, but I usually use Gala apples for this recipe! You will want to choose an apple that is more tart and firm because once baked they will have a better texture and flavor.

Some other favorites for cobbler are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Golden delicious, or even Pink Lady apples.

Storage

Cover your cobbler with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for up to 4-5 days! Reheat in the oven or microwave when you are ready to enjoy it again.

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Apple Cobbler Recipe

apple cobbler recipe with apples on a cutting board

This rich apple cobbler recipe is loaded with maple syrup, pecans, and of course, plenty of apples! It doesn’t get better than apple pecan cobbler with a big scoop of ice cream on top.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. To make this apple cobbler recipe, start by preheating the oven to 425.
  2. Prepare a skillet by greasing it with vegetable oil and set it aside.
  3. Peel the apples and chop them up into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Place the chopped apples, ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl and stir until the ingredients are well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, add the flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. 
  6. Use an electric mixer to mix on low until the ingredients are combined.
  7. Cut the butter into small chunks, add it to the flour mixture and mix it again until the mixture is crumbly.
  8. Slowly pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  9. Scoop the apple mixture into the prepared skillet, making sure it’s relatively even.
  10. Spoon the dough on top of the apple mixture as evenly as you can over the top.
  11. Bake the skillet in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 23 minutes.
  13. Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before scooping and serving with ice cream.

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