Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

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Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler


This Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler is made from fresh apples and it is a super easy fall dessert. Only a handful of ingredients are required. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler. Only a few ingredients needed to make this delicious fall dessert!

I love making all kinds of foods in my crock pot, even desserts. This Crock Pot Pecan Pie is a big favorite!

During the summer you’ll find me making Slow Cooker Lemon Cake, but come fall it’s all about the apples.

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler made from fresh apples. Wonderful fall dessert!


Using a crock pot is a super convenient way to make a dessert. There’s more leeway in cooking time, so not much of a risk of burning anything.

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler made from fresh apples. So easy!


This recipe starts with 6 cups of peeled and sliced fresh apples. I use a mixture of Granny Smith and either Honey Crisp or Gala. The apples get tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the crock pot. No mixing bowl needed. Everything is done in the slow cooker for easy clean-up.

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler made from fresh apples.


A box of yellow cake mix (no need to add anything to it) gets sprinkled on top of the apples, along with a little more cinnamon.

Finally, 1 stick of melted butter is drizzled on top. The butter and the liquid that comes out of the apples as they cook, is all the liquid needed to form the dry cake mix into a delicious cobbler topping. Easy Peeazy.

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a delicious fall dessert.

This slow cooker Apple Cobbler just may be your new favorite apple dessert.

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Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Only a few ingredients are needed to make this super easy Apple Cobbler in the crock pot. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fantastic fall dessert.
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  • 6 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted


  • Spray your slow cooker insert with cooking spray.
  • Add apples to slow cooker.
  • Add brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and allspice. Stir.
  • Sprinkle cake mix on top of apples.
  • Sprinkle remaining cinnamon on top and drizzle evenly with butter.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours.


Calories: 504kcal

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40 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

  1. Answer not given to what’s size slo cooker is used. I find that subscribers of particularly slo cookers most often fail to specify what size cooker they used. That is why I do not bother with such recipes.

  2. I chose this recipe because my husband bought six apples and wasn’t eating them (haha), and my oven is broken and can’t be used right now. So I was really excited to find a recipe that fixed both issues. I checked it after 2 1/2 hours but it was still mushy on the top, so I left it for another hour almost. It was cooked more at the top but still not crispy so I called it quits to keep the bottom from burning. My family said it tasted great but needed a little crunch, which of course can only be achieved in an oven. All in all, a great recipe if you’re short on time and need a dump-and-go and recipe, or if you need a crowd-pleasing dessert without access to an oven. But if you want classic apple cobbler it’s better to use an oven.

  3. Sad day! I made this for my brother’s birthday today, and the cake mix is all goopy still… I tasted it, and it does taste good but just mushy. I cooked it on high for over three hours too. Now I’m sticking this in the oven in hopes that maybe some of the mix will harden. Crossing my fingers!

  4. Followed recipe exactly and the top part of cake mix was raw and a doughy mess. Made this for Thanksgiving and was so disappointed with this recipe! Good thing I had pumpkin pie as a back up. Are you only supposed to use a cup of the cake mix or something?? Wont be trying again 🙁

  5. My worst fears – that this recipe would make a goop of cake and not a crusty cake – were realized. That said, everyone liked it. I think it helped that they weren’t going into it expecting a true cobbler consistency. I used significantly more spices than was called for and accidentally put in too much nutmeg (thinking it was cinnamon) – this was a really good accident. I suspect I used 3 tsp of cinnamon and 3-4 tsp of nutmeg plus maybe a tsp or so of ground cloves. I also added about a 1/4 cup of whole milk because I was using a gluten free yellow cake mix and they do not include milk in the mix (regular gluten box cakes have nonfat milk in the mix). I let it go on high for about 3-4 hours so that the brown sugar caramelized – this also helped the flavor. Again, consistency was not great (cake-goopy is probably the right term), but the flavor was great!

  6. Made this for an end of year church meeting for a dessert, and was even asked for the recipe. Did not change a thing, and thought the cake mix, even with the melted butter on top, would still be dry, but no! There was no apple juice at the bottom, and it was perfect, and everyone was asking what the smell was, because it smelled so good! I said, I fixed dessert to celebrate the end of the year, and when the meeting was over, we could have some. Everyone enjoyed it, so thanks!

  7. Turned out great! Easy, we used a spice cake mix instead of yellow cake mix and it was amazing. Will be doing this again!

  8. Tasteless glop. Cooked for three hours. Mixed butter and cake mix into a crumble. But this is a tasteless muck and waste of time and apples.

  9. Right now at the moment I am making this recipe I only realized I forgot to put the cooking spray on the bottom :(. Will it burn???

  10. Making this this weekend! But I’m a little confused, am I using nutmeg or allspice? You had mentioned nutmeg in your dessert into.

  11. A few tweaks/comments having now made this twice. Walmart Grocery sells peeled, sliced apples in a big container which is about 6 cups of apples. This is life-changing! 🙂 To make this in my 7qt, large crockpot, I did 1.5 times the recipe as written. The recipe says to pour the cake mix, then drizzle the butter, but I found doing it that way left some of the cake mix in powder form. So I melted the butter and mixed the cake mix with it to form a crumble, then sprinkled it over the top. This worked perfectly. I also just sprinkled cinnamon over the apples and over the top, using WAY more than the recipe calls for. Finally, I added just a smidge of water to the apples- like less than 1/4c, but I felt it needed just a little liquid.

  12. I just made this recipe. Turned out zoo food. Some of the brown sugar carmelized on the bottom of the pot and made it even better!

  13. This is the second time I’ve made it and both times it turned out perfect! My family loves this cobbler and it makes the house smell delicious while it’s cooking.

  14. I took this out of the crockpot after 3 1/2 hrs because it was raw.
    I put it in the oven and it still mushy. What can i do now?

  15. Made this today. Recipe was super easy and cobbler turned out just like the picture. Not only was it super easy, but it was delicious too. This is definitely being added to my list of recipes to make again, thanks for sharing.

  16. I halved the recipe and have cooked it 3 hours so far. The topping is completely raw and barely warm. I find every slow cooker recipe has half the cooking time that mine takes. I am learning it’s important to adjust recipes based on how your equipment performs.

  17. I am making this right now. It has been 2.5 hours and the topping still looks doughy but the sides are bubbling. I do not want to burn the apples. It smells amazing, any suggestions?

  18. any reason I can not sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the apples, then the cake mix?
    I love the crunchiness of the pecans on desserts.


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