Pies & Tarts

The Perfect Apple Honey Cobbler

4.75 from 4 votes
My Apple Honey Cobbler recipe has the warm taste of tart apples and sweet honey with just a little hint of cinnamon — it's a perfect fall treat!
Apple Honey Cobbler in a bowl with ice cream.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Is it getting a little chillier by you? I’m not quite ready to let summer go, but there’s something so beautiful about fall. It’s probably all the delicious desserts you can make with apples.

A warm taste of tart apples and sweet honey with just a little hint of cinnamon, it’s a perfect fall treat. The cobbler topping is like a sweet, crumbly, buttery biscuit that melts in your mouth. It’s simple to make, fills the house with wonderful smells, and warms your soul with delicious goodness. 

This is also a very popular dessert around Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year — apples and honey play a key part in families’ celebrations. It’s traditional to eat sweet foods, starting with challah then a slice of apple dipped in honey, to symbolize a desire for a good, sweet year. 

A finished Apple Honey Cobbler

What Is Apple & Honey Cobbler?

This is a very easy dessert to make and one everyone loves. The tart apples bake down in honey and cinnamon and transform into a delicious, soft treat. The cobbler topping though really makes this dessert, the texture of the cobbler combined with the soft apples is really irresistible from the first bite to last.

What You Need To Make Apple & Honey Cobbler

How To Make Apple & Honey Cobbler

This is a wonderful way to use up some fall apples, and the other ingredients are likely already in your cupboards. Here’s how you make apple and honey cobbler (get the full recipe below):

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and butter an 8×8-inch (20x20cm) baking dish.
  2. Peel, core, and chop your apples and add them into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add the honey, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt to the apples. Mix well and pour into your baking dish.
  4. To make the topping, combine the flour, sugar, and salt in another bowl.
  5. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs. Then, stir in the beaten egg.
  6. Spoon the topping over the apples (don’t worry about gaps) and bake for around 45-55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. 

A bowl of honey apple cobbler.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Apple & Honey Cobbler

  • Depending on where you live the time of year, you may have access to many varieties of tart apples. If nothing else, Granny Smiths are always a good option and fairly easy to find.
  • To make this extra special, serve this with my easy homemade vanilla ice cream or caramel gelato.
  • The filling and topping can be made a few hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator separately until closer to when you want to eat it. This way it can be made and served hot from the oven without much fuss! 
  • For a delicious variation, try adding 1 cup (5oz/142g) of a berry of your choice to the filling.
  • I like just a hint of cinnamon in my filling, but a ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom can be nice if you want to spice things up.

How Do I Store Apple & Honey Cobbler?

Apple and honey cobbler is best the day it is made but you can store any covered leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one day. To serve, reheat in a 250°F (120°C) oven. 

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Full (and printable) recipe below!

Apple Honey Cobbler Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
My Apple Honey Cobbler recipe has the warm taste of tart apples and sweet honey with just a little hint of cinnamon — it's a perfect fall treat!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
My Apple Honey Cobbler recipe has the warm taste of tart apples and sweet honey with just a little hint of cinnamon — it's a perfect fall treat!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 4 large (about 30oz/850g) granny smith apples
  • cup (4oz/115g) honey
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Cobbler Topping

  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) butter (softened)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and butter an 8x8-inch (20x20cm) baking dish.
  • Peel, core, and chop the apples and add them to a medium bowl.
  • To the apples, add the honey, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt, mix well and pour into the baking dish.
  • In another medium bowl, make the topping: combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs, and then stir in the beaten egg.
  • Spoon the topping over the apples (some gaps are ok) and bake for about 45-55 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Apple cobbler is best the day it is made but you can store covered leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one day. Reheat in a 250°F (120°C) oven before serving.

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gtbalm
12 days ago

This was absolutely the greatest apple cobbler I’ve ever tasted. So easy to make, the flavors are perfect and the crumble was so crisp! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

shira
15 days ago

Thanks so much for making traditional recipes linked to religious holidays!!! Much appreciated!!!

amandapizzafus
18 days ago

Yum!

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