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Easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler

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Classic apple cobbler is so comforting and delicious when the weather starts to cool down – or anytime you’ve got fresh apples on hand! And it’s easy to make the perfect apple cobbler with crumbly biscuit topping using everyone’s favorite Bisquick baking mix and tapioca. Give my wonderfully simple and super tasty Bisquick Apple Cobbler recipe a try this fall!

bisquick apple cobbler recipe
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Bisquick Apple Cobbler with Fresh Apples

I love fruit cobblers. They are easy to make from scratch, typically requiring only a few pantry staples loaded into a casserole dish and baked to perfection.

For a great apple cobbler, you want a biscuit-like topping that’s tender and slightly crumbly and melds just right with the gooey-fruity goodness inside.

Cinnamon and nutmeg combined with fresh apples create a sweet, almost savory, and incredibly comforting flavor that is perfect for fall… or anytime you want a taste of classic apple pie in a jiffy!

My Bisquick Apple Cobbler dessert is full of delicious apples and topped with an easy-to-make biscuit crumble for a simple, wholesome dessert the family will love. In fact, it’s so simple, and you can even prepare it while making dinner.

apple cobbler with bisquick

Choosing the Best Apples to Bake With

This recipe is wonderful because it is made with Bisquick and basic pantry items, plus you can use nearly any apple that’s available!

Generally, I use either Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples when baking an apple cobbler, apple crisp, or apple pie. But, there are several varieties of apples that work well with this Bisquick Apple Cobbler.

Below I’ve listed descriptions of apples that you might want to include in your cobbler:

  • Granny Smith Apples: crisp and tart, all purpose apple.
  • Golden Delicious: mellow flavor balanced flavor, all purpose apple.
  • Braeburn: firm, aromatic, sweet – tart, juicy apple.
  • Pink Lady: crisp and tangy, with a balance of tart and sweet.
  • Honey Crisp: crisp and sweet, with a hint of tart flavor.
  • Jazz: tangy and sweet, with a crunch.
  • Fuji: crisp, and super-sweet.
crates of baking apples

Check out this link that is a great resource for deciding which apple variety to use in different recipes.

Ingredients for Bisquick Apple Cobbler

To make this easy, fall-tastic apple cobbler recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Sugar
  • Instant tapioca
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Bisquick
  • Milk
  • Butter

For the most fluffy, flaky biscuit topping, I recommend using whole or 2% milk. The fat in these types of milk will help the biscuits to rise the best. You can use non-fat or lactose-free milk, but note that they won’t be quite as tender.

Don’t have Bisquick? No problem! Check out my Easy 3 Ingredient Biscuits and Drop Biscuits recipes for homemade boxed baking mix alternatives.

Baking suggestions: When using this apple cobbler recipe for Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, use the full 3/4 cup of sugar. If using a sweet apple-like Honey Crisp or Fuji, reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup, unless you like really sweet baked goods.

apples with biscuit dough

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bisquick Apple Cobbler gluten-free?

There is a gluten-free version of Bisquick available that will make a delicious apple cobbler. All of the other ingredients in this recipe are also gluten-free!

Can Apple Cobbler with Bisquick topping be frozen?

Yes, you can keep this cobbler in the freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes to reheat and enjoy.

How do I make an easy apple cobbler without Bisquick?

See my links above for some great alternatives to using the Bisquick mix.

How to Make the Best Apple Cobbler with Biscuit Topping

First, prepare the apple cobbler filling by combing apple slices with sugar, spices, and tapioca.

TFN Tip: To prepare apples quickly and effortlessly, use a sharp vegetable peeler. Just like knives, they dull over time. A sharp peeler will glide right over your apples or potatoes.

I also like to use an apple corer to the core and slice the apples into wedges easily. Then I can easily slice the apple wedges into thin slices, like in the photo below.

apple slices

You then want to let the apples sit for about 15 minutes to allow the tapioca enough time to “activate” and create the perfect cobbler consistency when baked.

While the coated apple slices mixture rest, make the easy Bisquick biscuit topping by mixing the Bisquick, sugar, butter, and milk.

The Full Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Is Below!

easy Bisquick topping

Load the apples into a greased casserole dish, and drop the biscuit mix by the spoonful on top. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the crust is golden and fruit filling is bubbling hot.

easy apple cobbler with bisquick biscuit topping

How to Serve Apple Cobbler Made with Bisquick

I love enjoying hot homemade apple cobbler topped with any (or all) of these:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Cream cheese

Here is the Best, Easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

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Bisquick Apple Cobbler

This apple cobbler recipe is a fall classic made easy with simple pantry ingredients.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cobbler, bisquick apple cobbler, biscuit apple cobbler, apple cobbler with bisquick, easy apple cobbler
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 365kcal


  • 9" casserole dish


Apple Cobbler Filling

  • 6 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced in thin slices (I prefer using Granny Smith or Honey Crisp)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (use less for sweeter apples)
  • 2 Tablespoons instant or minute tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Biscuit Topping

  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled


Prepare the apple filing

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. In a medium bowl, mix apples, sugar, tapioca, and spices. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Add the apple cobbler mixture to the prepared casserole dish.

Prepare biscuit cobbler topping

  • Using the same bowl, stir together the Bisquick baking mix, sugar, and butter until combined. Slowly stir in the milk until just mixed. Don't overmix the batter.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop the biscuit dough on top of the apple mixture. Bake the apple cobbler at 350º for 45-55 minutes, until it is golden on top and the apple filling is bubbling.


If you don’t have Bisquick, check out my recipe for Easy 3 Ingredient Biscuits for a simple homemade biscuit dough.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

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