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Cinnamon Biscuit Apple Cobbler

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 7-8 servings 1x


Tender apple cobbler baked with cinnamon roll biscuits. Yes, cinnamon roll BISCUITS! They’re tender and flaky like a biscuit, but swirled with cinnamon sugar and walnuts.



Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

  • 1 1/4 cup (160g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk*, cold

Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Filling

  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50g) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Apple Cobbler

  • 2 1/2 lb (about 6) fuji or honey crisp apples, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Icing (optional)

  • 3/4 cup (75g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp honey


Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add the cold and cubed butter and toss to coat. Then use your fingers to work it into the dry ingredients, stopping when you reach bean-sized lumps.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the buttermilk. Then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and briefly knead it together into a smooth mass. Pat it to 1/2″ thickness and cover in plastic wrap.
  4. Store in the refrigerator while we make the apples. 

Apple Cobbler

  1. After the apples are sliced, place them in a large bowl and toss with the flour and brown sugar.
  2. Then, in an 11″ cast iron or oven-safe skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the apples and heat until tender.
  3. The skillet will be pretty full, so gently stir the apples to ensure they cook evenly.
  4. After about 10 minutes, they’ll start to become tender. Mix in lemon juice, vanilla, and spices and continue to cook for a couple more minutes. They should be tender and thickened, but not TOO soft. 
  5. Remove from heat and preheat the oven to 400F.

Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Filling

  1. After the dough has chilled, place it on a well floured surface and roll it into a 12×10″ rectangle (the longest side should be closest to you). 
  2. Spread the butter on top and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Use your fingers to spread it even. Then top with the chopped nuts.
  3. Roll up the biscuit dough and cut into 7 biscuits. 
  4. Place the biscuits on top of the tender apples, evenly spaced apart. Brush the biscuits with a bit of milk (optional) and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the apples are bubbling and the biscuits are golden brown.


  1. After the cobbler has cooled for about 10 minutes, top with the icing. Mix together all of the ingredients until smooth and drizzle on top of each biscuit. Now serve and enjoy!

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