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Bisquick Apple Cobbler

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Prep Time: 5 minutes     Cook Time: 1 hour

5 from 9 votes

Using Bisquick baking mix means this apple cobbler is quick and easy to prepare. Served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, this tasty dessert always hits the right spot! With only 7 ingredients you might find this is your new favorite Bisquick apple cobbler recipe.

Bisquick apple cobbler in a white baking dish.
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The fresh apple mixture is enhanced with warm, earthy cinnamon and nutmeg, along with white and brown sugar for the perfect Bisquick apple cobbler flavor in every mouthful. I also love to make these old-fashioned apple dumplings or this crisp whenever I'm craving apple desserts.

This easy dessert makes the kitchen smell like a bakery for a whole hour while it cooks in the oven. Consider making this for a special occasion like a birthday, Easter, or Christmas. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients for bisquick apple cobbler spread out on a table.

Bisquick mix makes light work of preparing the cobbler. You need just a handful of other ingredients to make it. Let’s review what you’re going to need:

  • Apples: The main part of the recipe. I like to use Granny Smith apples because of their tart flavor. Jonagold and Jonathan apples are slightly sweeter, but also great. Or you could try Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Braeburn.
  • Bisquick: To make the topping. This versatile baking mix is perfect for this cobbler recipe and saves you from having to add other ingredients and take more steps to make it. If you don’t have Bisquick, you can make a substitute by cutting 1½ tablespoons of butter into a mixture of 1½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ tablespoon plus ¾ teaspoon baking powder, and ⅜ teaspoon of salt with a pastry cutter or fork.
  • Sugar: For sweetness. Both brown and white sugar is used in this recipe. The white sugar goes into the crust while the brown sugar pairs with the spices for the topping.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg: For warm, earthy flavor. These spices are beautiful with the taste of apple. If you want a change, try a pinch of allspice instead of the cinnamon or nutmeg, or in addition to them.

Instructions Overview

First, you can mix the Bisquick with milk and white sugar and then transfer the mixture into a greased baking dish. Top this with the peeled, chopped apples. Now you can mix the brown sugar with the spices and sprinkle that on top.

Next, pour in hot water but don’t stir the mixture. All that’s left to do is bake the Bisquick apple cobbler for an hour and then serve it with your choice of ice cream or whipped cream on top.

A serving of cobbler on a plate with a spoon.

Common Questions

Is original Bisquick vegan?

Yes, it is, although a lot of recipes using Bisquick call for non-vegan-friendly ingredients to be added. In this recipe you can sub a non-dairy milk for the whole milk if you do want to make this dessert vegan-friendly. Also, you might like to serve it with a vegan-friendly ice cream or whipped cream substitute.

Is Bisquick the same as all-purpose flour?

Bisquick is a combination of flour, fat, leavening, salt, and sugar. It's like a whole baking mix in one. You can use it in place of flour in some recipes but not all. This Bisquick apple cobbler however was designed with Bisquick in mind so you can be sure of a delicious result!

Is cobbler a pie?

I love baking and trying new recipes so I'm always curious what the difference is between them. After all, isn't a cobbler simply a pie? A pie has a fruit filling and a pastry top but so does cobbler, right? Actually, there is a difference and I was curious enough to investigate. Turns out that a pie can be sweet or savory but a cobbler is a sweet dish. Also, a cobbler topping is a biscuit dough and not a pie dough or traditional pastry. If you're looking for a traditional pie though, try this blueberry strawberry pie.

How do you fix burnt cobbler?

Oops! But don't worry, if you accidently burnt a cobbler, there are some fixes. You can use a fine-hole grater to shave off any burnt edges. If it's worse and the whole top is burned you can replace the cobbler topping with a rolled-out piecrust and bake it for a few minutes at a high heat before finishing it off at a lower heat. Nobody needs know you didn’t mean to make pie in the first place!

Can I make Bisquick apple cobbler ahead?

If you prefer to make this a day ahead, let it cool on the countertop then cover it and pop it in the refrigerator. The following day, let it sit at room temperature for an hour then bake for 20 minutes at 350°F to warm it back up.

Can I freeze it?

If you want to freeze the cobbler, wait until it’s completely cool then cover it tightly in plastic wrap and then foil. Freeze it for up to a month. You can then reheat it in the oven at 350°F after thawing.

How should I store it?

Keep this cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The topping will soften a little but it will still taste good.

What should I serve with it?

You can’t go wrong with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the side or on top.

Can I save time by using canned apple pie filling?

You could, but this recipe is so easy already you might as well peel and chop some fresh apples instead for a superior result! If you want to try it though, omit the brown sugar and spices since the pie filling is already sweetened and spiced.

A close up of apple cobbler in a spoon.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Choose gluten-free Bisquick if you want to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • If you want to add some extra toppings, consider caramel sauce or chopped mixed nuts.
  • You can swap half the apple for another type of fruit, such as strawberries, blackberries, or pear.
Cobbler in a baking dish topped with a scoop of ice cream.

A cobbler is simpler to make than a pie since you don’t have to work with dough. Bisquick apple cobbler makes a wonderful dessert. You can serve it warm from the oven or chilled, as you prefer.

Another idea is to adapt the recipe and use another kind of seasonal fruit. Once you’ve discovered how easy this is to make, you will want to make it often.

Let us know what you think! Give this recipe a rating in the comments section below.


How to Make

Bisquick Apple Cobbler

This delicious dessert couldn’t be easier to make. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and then your house will smell amazing while it bakes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup water, boiling
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan and then set it aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, white sugar, and milk. Mix until well combined and then pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Layer the chopped apples on top.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and brown sugar. Mix until well combined and then evenly sprinkle it over the layer of chopped apples.
  • Pour the hot water over the apples without stirring and then bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and then serve along with a scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!
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  • Choose gluten-free Bisquick if you want to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • If you want to add some extra toppings, consider caramel sauce or chopped mixed nuts.
  • You can swap half the apple for another type of fruit, such as strawberries, blackberries, or pear.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 236kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 59g (20%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 1g (2%), Saturated Fat: 1g (6%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg (1%), Sodium: 19mg (1%), Potassium: 130mg (4%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 56g (62%), Vitamin A: 66IU (1%), Vitamin C: 3mg (4%), Calcium: 53mg (5%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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  1. 5 stars
    Nice and Easy to make and it is awesome with apples. Going to try it with Blueberrys next then Peaches!! I have shared this recipe with family

    • Thanks for the feedback and kind words, David. I'm so happy it came out awesome and making this with blueberries or peaches should be delicious!! Happy Thanksgiving.