Three-Ingredient Apple Cobbler





Introduction: Three-Ingredient Apple Cobbler

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An easy, delicious way to use up those beautiful apples that the Fall season brings, I bring you my three-ingredient apple cobbler recipe.

This Fall season potluck favorite is best served warm in my opinion, but as any mother of three children will tell you - if it's still delicious cold, I call that a win-win! The cobbler itself seems "fancy" to me, and I enjoy eating a spot or two of dry cake mix that browns up while cooking over the top of the apples.

I was able to make this dessert in just over an hour, and that was with taking photos.

On with the recipe ~

Using the cooking instructions on the back of the cake box mix, preheat the oven according to the package directions. I am using a 13x9 sized glass pan and the instructions state to preheat the oven to 350-degrees.


  • seven (7) medium apples (I used the Fuji type)
  • one package white or yellow cake mix (I used white for this Instructable)
  • one stick of unsalted butter
  • You can optionally place cinnamon over the top. I am allergic to cinnamon so I don't use it.

Prepare the Apples

Wash the outside of the apples. I do this with running water and I would have taken a photo but my sink was full of dirty dishes at the time.

With a potato peeler (or whatever else you have) peel the skin off the apples. (I don't have a fancy apple peeler.)

Using an apple corer/slicer, core and slice the apples. You can optionally place the apple pieces in a gallon-sized plastic bag with 1/2-cup of lemon-lime soda to prevent browning. It took me about half-an-hour to peel, slice & core all seven (7) apples, so I chose to use this method to keep the apples pretty in the photos.

Combine Ingredients and Bake

Place the cut apples in a greased 13x9 pan.

As evenly as possible, sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the apples.

Melt the stick of butter. I do this by melting the butter in a microwavable container for 30-seconds in the microwave.

Slowly pour the melted butter over the top of the cake mix.

Bake the cobbler for at least 35-minutes, until the edges are browned slightly.

I let the cobbler cool for at least ten minutes before serving.

Other Notes

The yellow cake mix will give a more cobbler look to your dish. My dish is very white, due to the white cake mix used.

I also have a Three Ingredient Berry Cobbler recipe here on Instructables. (It's my most viewed Instructable!)

Thanks for reading and enjoy the fanciness without all the work!

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14 Discussions

Looks good to me! I'm going to try this and leave the skins on my apples. I like all the fiber I can get! I'm sure mine won't be as tasty using the sugar free cake mix but my insulin levels are going to thank me! thanks for sharing!

Anyone have any experience trying this in a slow cooker?

Fav'ed it. Like everyone else this time of year, I am tripping over apples in my kitchen haha!

Thank you for your time. :)

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In my house this is called dump cake and we make it with pineapple and cherries.

I've never heard of putting apples in lemon-lime pop to keep them from getting brown. That sounds like a good idea.

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You can use lemon juice. It prevents oxidation of the apples. (so my chemestry teacher used to tell me)....

"Wash the outside of the apples. I do this with running water and I would have taken a photo but my sink was full of dirty dishes at the time."

This is my favourite part, because it's so honest and sounds so much like my kitchen. :)

Ooo so tasty! I think 3 ingredients is all I can really handle when it comes to dessert. In my experience if there's more than three I'll end up eating more of the dough than I should. This comes together quick enough I should be able to resist! Thanks for sharing!

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