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!
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.
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.
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.
Then, place the cold butter slices on top of the cake mix layer. I used about 1 ½ 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!
Cook the apple cobbler for 2 ½ 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.
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.
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.
Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler
- 2 cans apple pie filling
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1½ sticks butter cut into thin slices
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- 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
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
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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