Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe

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My grandmother would be so shocked that an Apple Cobbler could be made with only 3 ingredients, and even more surprised that it was cooked in a slow cooker!  But it is true!  This Crock Pot Apple Cobbler recipe will make every grandmother a believer!

3 ingredient apple cobbler slow cooker recipe. It's DELICIOUS and super easy!!!

Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe


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The ingredients are so simple and can be kept on hand till you need a quick and easy dessert for company.  Or just surprise your family mid week with this warm, comfy treat!  So wonderful on a cool fall or winter night when warm comfort food is in order!

Some recipes should never swap ingredients, however this Crock Pot Apple Cobbler adapts well. I love creating Peach Cobbler by simply substituting peach pie filling in place of apple pie filling. Margarine can be used in a pinch if you do not have butter on hand. I have also substituted Bisquick in place of cake mix however my family prefers the original yellow Cake Mix.

Using the slow cooker is such a treat! Assembling the ingredients is quick and easy and while you prepare the rest of your dinner, the slow cooker does all the work so your cobbler will be hot and delicious just in time for dessert.  

Your family will love this dessert and they will love to help make it.  Even small children can help with this easy dessert and feel so proud of the results!  Tender fruit, smooth pie filling along with cake mix topping are flavors and textures to please even the fussiest eaters!   

The key to this recipe is removing the lid from the crock pot for 30 minutes at the end of cooking time.  This will make the topping just as crisp and delicious as you would expect from a oven baked cobbler!  Even Grandma won’t be able to tell the difference!  


Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix do not mix this according to the box, you only want the dry mixture in the box
  • 21 oz cans of apple pie filling 2
  1. Spray the inside of your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour the apple pie filling into the bottom of the crockpot.
  3. Top the apple pie filling with the dry cake mix.
  5. Top with melted butter.
  6. Cook on high 2-3 hours - my crockpot gets quite warm so I put it on low and it took only 2 1/2 hours to be cooked.
  7. Leave the lid off for about 30 minutes to make the top more crisp.


The next time you need an easy dessert that will be sure to please a large or small crowd, choose this Crock Pot Apple Cobbler recipe. It will not disappoint!

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This 3 ingredient Apple Cobbler slow cooker recipe is so easy your kids can make it, and so tasty the whole family will want to eat it!
This 3 ingredient Apple Cobbler slow cooker recipe is so easy your kids can make it, and so tasty the whole family will want to eat it!

Holly N

14 comments on “Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe”

  1. Can this be done covered in the oven? Its so simple..sounds tummy. Thanks

  2. How big is your crockpot?
    I would like to make a smaller portion in a 1.5 quart (and a main dish + a side in the other two of the 3-in-1 I just got!).

  3. I made this in Cherry was a huge hit. I made it again but in Peach, I used everything but added brown sugar sprinkled on before the butter. Cooked it in the oven and it’s was AMAZING! I cooked it in a 9 by 13 pan and it was gone the next day. Excellent receipe

  4. this was a great recipes but everone I have try has been great keep posting

  5. This sounds wonderful!! My husband is diabetic, so it would be awesome if you could put how many servings you get, and how many grams of carbs per serving. a serving 1 cup, etc. 🙂

  6. We make this in a dutch oven in campfire coals. You can also use 1 can crushed pineapple and 1 large can of mandarin oranges, mix in 1 c sugar, top with cake mix, pour butter on top. Also very good.

  7. Can u use peaches instead

  8. How much is a stick of butter as ours comes in blocks and tubs not sticks
    Thank you

  9. This is such a simple and amazing recipe! I let it cook a bit longer so the topping was a little more crispy then we added some ice cream on top and it was wonderful!! 🙂

  10. 1 stick of butter is a 1/2 cup

  11. I wonder if anyone has tried cherry with chocolate cake mix? If not, I may just go for it and let you know.

  12. What size slow cooker?

  13. I tried this with cherries works just as well. you could probably use any caned fruit of your choice.

  14. Make the Apple or Peach Pie filling….Awesome!

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