Crockpot Apple Cobbler

Warm, gooey, and filled with apple flavor, this Crockpot Apple Cobbler is pure comfort food! It’s so easy to make, and with a few quick shortcuts, you can set it and forget it and have a delicious dessert or snack ready when you are!

Apple cobbler in a black crockpot with an ‘apple pie’ design plate beside of it

Y’all know I love my slow cooker, and boy oh boy, is this Crockpot Apple Cobbler recipe good! I just love that it transforms a few pantry staples into a delicious dessert. The only thing better than eating this apple cobbler is smelling it cooking! I tell you, people come running to see what’s cooking when they get a whiff of this tasty slow cooker dessert cooking!

The best part about this recipe is you can set it and forget it. No worrying about the oven timer or heating up your kitchen. Just load it into your slow cooker, and it’ll be ready in a few hours.
This crock pot dump recipe is great for family dinners, events, BBQs, potlucks, and more. Plus, you can serve it right from the slow cooker, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it warm. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then sit back and listen to the compliments!

What Is A Cobbler?

Cobblers have been around for over 150 years, and are a classic American dessert. They’re kind of like an upside-down pie, with a biscuit-like crust on the top and a fruity layer on the bottom. They are a classic American dessert and you can find cobblers all across the South. Made with any variety of fruit, there are so many different kinds of cobblers, and they’re all delicious!

Apple cobbler on a plate with a crockpot and some apples behind it


  • Apple Pie Filling – You’ll need 40 ounces. That’s about 2 cans.
  • White cake mix – One box.
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Unsalted butter – 1 stick; melted.
  • Vanilla ice cream – For serving. Optional, but who can resist the hot cobbler with a scoop of ice cream?

How To Make The Best Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

  1. Add the apple pie filling to the insert of your crockpot. Spread it out evenly.
  2. Sprinkle the apples with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and mix it in a bit to combine.
  3. Add the cake mix and remaining cinnamon to a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle the cake mix and cinnamon mixture evenly over the apples.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the cake mix. Do NOT mix the cake mix into the apples – it should be in a layer over the top.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  6. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream, and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • I buy cake mix and pantry ingredients like apple pie filling when they go on sale. That way, they’re always in my pantry to make easy recipes like this Crockpot Apple Cobbler.
  • White cake mix has the most neutral flavor, but you can also use yellow cake mix.
  • Do not mix the cake mix into the apples. It should sit in a layer on the top.
  • You can make a blueberry cobbler, cherry cobbler, or any other kind as long as you’ve got 2 cans of pie filling.
  • I like to let the cobbler cool a little bit in the slow cooker before serving, that way, the ice cream doesn’t melt right away.

Serving Suggestions

This slow cooker apple dessert goes hand-in-hand with vanilla ice cream. You could also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or, better yet, whipped cream with a dusting of cinnamon. I love this dessert on cool nights after hearty meals of shredded beef on a bun, meaty ribs, or chicken Parmesan.


Store any leftover Crockpot Apple Cobbler in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Let it cool completely before putting the lid on it, or you’ll get condensation inside the container, which could make your cobbler soggy.

Reheat the cobbler in the microwave, or enjoy it cold! It’s great for picnics or school lunches.

Apple cobbler on a white plate on a green plaid tablecloth
Apple cobbler in a black crockpot with an ‘apple pie’ design plate beside of it
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Crockpot Apple Cobbler


  • 40 Oz Can or jar of apple pie filling
  • 16 Oz box of white cake mix
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter melted
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve optional


  • Pour the apple pie filling into your crockpot. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and mix in to combine. 
  • Mix the remaining cinnamon in with the dry cake mix. Sprinkle over the apples. Drizzle the melted butter over the cake mix, evenly. Do NOT mix the butter into the cake mix. 
  • Cover and Cook on high for 4 hours – or on low for 6 hours. 
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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