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This Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler Recipe with apple pie filling and spice cake mix is a delicious dessert for fall. The easiest apple cobbler ever and a family favorite!

slow cooker apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream and caramel in bowl

Crockpot apple cobbler is an easy slow cooker recipe with all the fall flavors. You make it the same way as crock pot peach cobbler, only with apple pie filling instead of peach slices or peach pie filling.

It’s basically an apple dump cake made in the slow cooker instead of the oven.

This easy fall dessert comes together quickly and is a great recipe for busy weeknights. It’s also a delicious recipe to make for fall potluck dinners, family gatherings or for an easy Thanksgiving dessert.

apple pie filling, spice cake mix and butter


You only need a handful of ingredients for cake mix apple cobbler. You can find them in your grocery store or online.

  • Apple pie filling — I used 2 cans pie filling for my 7 quart slow cooker
  • Spice cake mix — Enhances the flavor
  • Butter — 1 stick of butter and about half of another stick
  • Cinnamon — optional, but adds flavor

How to Make Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

First, grease the bottom of the slow cooker with butter or non stick cooking spray.

Then, scoop the apple pie filling out of the cans. Spread the filling evenly over the bottom of the crock pot with a spaula.

spread apple pie filling in bottom of slow cooker

I added some cinnamon on top of the apples This is optional, though.

Next, sprinkle dry cake mix over the apple mixture. Spread it evenly over the apples so there aren’t any clumps.

pour spice cake mix over apples in slow cooker

Then, place the cold butter slices on top of the cake mix layer. I used about 1 1/2 sticks of butter, maybe a little less.

As the cobbler cooks, the butter melts into the cake mix and forms a delicious crisp topping! That’s the beauty of this easy cake mix recipe!

pats of butter on cake mix in crock pot

Cook Time

Cook the apple cobbler for 2 1/2 hours on high or low for 3 to 4 hours.

Remove the lid for the last 30 minutes to allow the cobbler crust to firm up. You can also place a paper towel or 2 between the top of the slow cooker and the lid for the last half hour to absorb the moisture from the crock pot.

If you like, you can switch to the keep warm setting until you are ready to serve.

baked apple cobbler in crock pot

How to Store

Store leftover apple pie cobbler in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It keeps well for 3 to 4 days. You can keep it at room temperature for a day if your house is cool enough.

Freeze apple cobbler for up to 6 months for best taste.

You can eat leftovers straight from the fridge or reheat in the microwave for about 15 seconds, depending on how big of a serving you are reheating.

crock pot apple cobbler with ice cream and caramel on fork

Serving Suggestions

Serve this delicious apple dessert with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s absolutely amazing this way.

Even better, drizzle a little caramel sauce over the scoop of ice cream. Tastes like caramel apple pie!


There are a couple of ways to customize this easy slow cooker cobbler.

Substitute yellow cake mix, white cake mix, vanilla cake mix, or even chocolate cake mix for the spice cake. Butter pecan cake mix would be perfect, if you can find it.

You can make slow cooker apple cobbler with fresh apples — granny smith apples will work best. You’ll need about 3 large apples and a teaspoon or 2 of apple pie spice to sprinkle over the apple slices.

To make this easy dessert sweeter, sprinkle in some brown sugar at the same time you add the cinnamon.

Use homemade apple pie filling instead of canned filling.

5 from 9 votes

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

By: Dee
This Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler Recipe with apple pie filling and spice cake mix is a delicious dessert for fall. The easiest apple cobbler ever and a family favorite!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 2 cans apple pie filling
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • sticks butter cut into thin slices
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
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  • Grease a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker with butter or non-stick spray
  • Spoon apple pie filling into the bottom of the slow cooker, and spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle cinnamon over pie filling, if using
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix over pie filling, and spread with a spatula or knife so that it covers the apple filling
  • Place pats of butter in neat rows over cake mix, and cook on high for 2 ½ hours or until top is golden brown and filling is hot and bubbly. Remove lid for last 30 minutes to allow topping to crisp up


If you can’t find spice cake mix, use yellow cake mix, white cake mix or vanilla cake mix with apple pie spice for extra flavor.
Total cooking time varies with make and model of slow cooker.
Spice cake will be darker when cooked — it’s not burnt.


Calories: 388kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 430mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 378IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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I hope you enjoy this crock pot apple cobbler recipe as much as we do! It’s definitely the perfect fall dessert!

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Recipe Rating


  1. Christine says:

    I loved making this apple cobbler in the slow cooker! Turned out great and everyone loved it.5 stars

  2. Erika says:

    This was totally irresistible! My kids said they would love to have this every day!5 stars

  3. Beth says:

    This is one of the best cobbler recipes I’ve ever seen. Using the spice cake as the cobbler dough is genius! 5 stars

  4. Sandra says:

    This is just the perfect fall dessert! So delicious!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks! So glad you liked the cobbler!

  5. Erik says:

    Really love how cozy and satisfying this is.5 stars

  6. Becky B says:

    It was incredibly delicious and very easy to make!5 stars

  7. Kelsey says:

    This is my favorite fall dessert! YUM!5 stars