Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe {Easy Apple Desserts!}

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There’s no denying my love for baked apple desserts – they are pure, cozy comfort food at any time of the year. 

This Bisquick Apple Cobbler, one of my all-time favorite dessert recipes, is no exception! 

After a busy day, running after the kids, working on that deadline, or whatever the reason, this warm apple cobbler will make everything better. It’s a soothing touch to your day – like a warm hug on a plate!

Out of all the fruit cobblers, this is at the top of my list! A golden brown biscuit topping so crunchy and sweet you may want to eat it plain.

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And beneath the crust lie fresh apples, sweetened with yummy brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon. The smell of it baking will make your mouth water.

I literally dream about this perfect apple cobbler – you know that’s a true sign of a great recipe!

Why you’ll love this recipe

glass dish with bisquick apple cobbler and apples in background

This fruit dessert is just plain ol’ satisfying classic comfort food, and I can’t help but rave about why this cobbler is not just an excellent fall dessert, but a star dish for all seasons:

  • Simple Ingredients: The recipe uses only common pantry staples, so there’s no need for any special shopping trip.
  • Versatile: With a simple swap of the fruit, you can change it into any kind of fruit dessert you fancy.
  • Great for Leftovers: It’s an easy recipe that also helps you put any leftover apples to good use.
  • Easy to Make: Even beginners can easily whip up this recipe.

Ingredients

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You’ll find all the ingredients to make this easy apple cobbler recipe in your local grocery store:

  • Granny Smith Apples: These tart apples balance out the overall sweetness.
  • Bisquick: This baking mix creates the perfect, flaky biscuit topping.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a rich, molasses-like sweetness that enhances the flavor of the apples.
  • Unsalted Butter: For richness – remember to let it soften.
  • Cinnamon: This spice lends a warm, aromatic depth to the dessert, enhancing the apple flavor.
  • Dried Apricots: For a bit more fruitiness.
  • Macadamia Nuts: These nuts bring a delightful crunch and a layer of complexity to the cobbler. You can also use walnuts. 

How to make Bisquick Apple Cobbler

Follow this step-by-step guide to make this easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler. See the recipe card below for the full instructions. 

Step One: Heat the oven

Preheat your oven to 350 F (200C).

Step Two: Mix the ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick, brown sugar, a cup of softened butter, and chopped macadamia nuts.

mix biscuit mix, macadamia nuts and brown sugar in large mixing bowl

Step Three: Prepare the apples

sliced applies in baking pan lined with aluminum foil

Prepare the apples and layer them neatly in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.

Step Four: Top with apricots

sliced apples and chopped apricots in baking pan lined with foil

Sprinkle the dried apricots evenly over the apple layer.

Step Five: Add the topping

Sprinkle all of the Bisquick mixture over the top, making sure to the corners too!

Step Six: Bake

Baked pan of Bisquick apple cobbler

Finally, place the baking dish in the heated oven and let it bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes.

You’ll know it’s ready when the apples are tender, the edges bubble, and the topping is a gorgeous golden brown. 

Now enjoy your wonderful dessert!

Expert Bisquick Apple Cobbler tips

Follow these expert tips, and your Bisquick Apple Cobbler will be perfect every time.

  • Get all of your ingredients together ahead of time.
  • If macadamia nuts aren’t to your taste, feel free to substitute walnuts or pecans.
  • Spray your baking pan with a popular cooking spray like Pam. This’ll make it easier to remove the cobbler. 
  • Set the oven timer for 30 minutes and increase if necessary. The apples will start to bubble around the edges when it is done.
  • The cobbler topping should be a nice golden brown color.
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Time Saver Tip

If you’re pushed for time, and don’t have fresh apples on hand, you can also use apple pie filling! I love to use my Freezer Apple Pie Filling when time is tight – it’s so easy to use.

How to serve

When it comes to serving Bisquick Apple Cobbler, you have countless delicious options.

I absolutely adore serving it warm, letting a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream melt right into the crumbly, sweet topping. Pure bliss!

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How to store

You can keep your Bisquick Apple Cobbler in the refrigerator for about three days (if it lasts that long!) or you can freeze it in an airtight container for about three months.

FAQs

When it comes to the best apple cobbler recipe, here are some of the questions people have asked me:

Can I make my own biscuit mix?

You bet! We show you how in our copycat Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe.

I don’t like apricots – can I leave them out?

Yep, just add some more apple slices to make up for the weight. Another 1/2 an apple should do fine.

Are apple crisp and apple cobbler the same?

Good question! While both are desserts that are baked with many of the same ingredients, a cobbler has a denser topping with a biscuit or pie-crust type of dough.

Where did Bisquick come from?

Well, Wikipedia says Bisquik was created in the 1930s. This versatile baking mix is really just flour, baking powder, salt, and fat. 

You can even make your own, just check our homemade recipe in this Cheddar Bay Biscuits post!

What kind of apples should I use?

In the recipe, I like to use Granny Smith apples. I think they’re the best apples for this recipe because they’re nice and tart – they help tone down the sweetness from the Bisquick mix. 

But if you want, you can choose a sweet apple variety like Golden Delicious apples or Honeycrisp apples.

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Craving more recipes like this? 

I’ve got a whole collection of easy apple desserts right here. Check out these particular favorites:

And if you’re looking for something a little different, have a look at this Panettone Bread Pudding Recipe – It’s super quick and easy to make. For more fruity goodness, our Blueberry Scone Recipe is also popular.

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If you bake often, this Baker’s pantry post will help you with the essential ingredients you should always have in stock.

Final thoughts

Bisquick recipes make some of the best easy dessert recipes! 

I hope you enjoy this simple apple cobbler recipe.

THANKS SO MUCH for following and being part of the Pie Lady Bakes community! We’re all about sharing easy-to-make vintage recipes that remind us of the ones our moms and grandmas used to make.

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Judy

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    Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

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    Judy Kahansky
    A yummy and easy to bake apple dessert that will get rave reviews. The bisquick topping baked golden brown and the entire dessert is so easy to make! Adapted from a popular Betty Crocker recipe!
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    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes
    Course Easy Desserts
    Cuisine North American
    Servings 18 servings
    Calories 281 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 2 cups of Bisquick biscuit mix
    • 2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 4 medium Granny Smith apples
    • 4 medium Gala apples
    • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
    • cup of coarsely chopped macadamia nuts - or chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Instructions
     

    • Pre heat oven to 350F/200C
    • In a medium bowl mix the bisquick, brown sugar, butter and macadamia nuts
    • Prepare the gala and granny smith apples and place apples in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish
    • Sprinkle the cinnamon on the apples
    • Evenly top with the dried apricots
    • Sprinkle all of the bisquick mixture over the top, filling all the corners too!
    • Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minute or until the apples are tender. Your cobbler will bubble up at the edges and the topping will be golden brown.
    • You can keep your Bisquick Apple Cobbler in the refrigerator for about 3 days (if it lasts that long!) or you can freeze it in airtight containers for approximately 3 months.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 154mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g

    These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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    Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.