I’ve been holding out on all of you. I’ve been reluctant to share this recipe because I felt like it was too easy. But, then I thought that during the busy holiday season, we can all use a little bit of too easy.
This is the easiest apple cobbler you’ll ever make. Actually, it’s the second easiest, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
The secret here is canned pie filling. While I prefer to go the homemade route with most things, there are times when a little shortcut can be a life saver.
Other than opening the cans of pie filling, you’ll just need to whisk together the topping ingredients, slice some butter, and chop some pecans. That’s it! Then, after a little oven time, you’ll have an impressively delicious, mostly homemade cobbler.
One bit of advice for making this… Be sure that when you place the butter over the top that you’re using small pieces and placing them evenly over the topping, including all the way to the edges. That will ensure that the topping will get completely covered with the butter as it melts.
Now, as for the easiest apple cobbler you’ll ever make? Forego the topping in the recipe and use a cake mix. Several years ago, I made a similar version that was featured in Taste of the South and used a butter pecan cake mix as the topping. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of brown sugar over the pie filling, cover with the cake mix, top off with butter, and bake.
Whichever method you use, you’ll get a warm, cinnamon-y apple cobbler topped with toasty pecans. Go ahead and get out the ice cream for this one. Vanilla is just fine, although I highly recommend Salty Caramel from Steve’s Ice Cream.
7 Comments on “Apple Pecan Cobbler”
Apple and pecans are the best of friends! This looks lovely.
Since I cook for one, it look’s like I can cut the recipe in third’s & use a small baking pan. I had never heard of Steve’s ice cream but their website decribes really good flavor combinations!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: never say no to cobbler. And there is NO SUCH THING as a too easy cobbler. Unless you’re worried it’s so easy that it will become a weekly (daily) happening. Which it might for me. Seriously how can I ignore this now? 😉 It’s practically screaming “eat me” through the screen.
I’ve never thought to add nuts to my cobbler.
I’ve only had peach cobbler before but apple and pecan sounds like it would easily trump that! gorgeous photos too!
That. Looks. Delicious. Besides the combo of apple and pecans are right up my street!
This does look easy. Cobblers are probably my favorite deserts. I whill have to try this. Thanks.