Smaller Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

This super easy crock pot apple cobbler with only a few ingredients is a great fall treat. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1/2 box yellow cake mix about 1 1/2 cups
  • 3 medium apples I suggest Cortland, Granny Smith, Ida Red, or Honey Crisp.
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/3 cup nuts optional


  • Measure out half of a standard size yellow cake mix. It should be about 1 1/2 cups.
  • Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Reserve a heaping tablespoon for topping later. If not using a sugar topping then mix 1/4 cup sugar with 3/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Peel and chop 3 medium apples of your choice. I suggest Cortland, Granny Smith, Ida Red, or Honey Crisp.
  • Give a smaller crock pot a good spray of PAM. I use a 3 1/2 qt crock pot.
  • Add apple to the crock pot and spread over bottom. Sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Cover with the cake mix. Smooth top.
  • If using nuts, sprinkle 1/3 cup over the top. I used pecans.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds the sprinkle over the top.
  • Finish with topping with the reserved sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Cook on high for about 2 hours until the sides are bubbling and center is browning.


Pro Tips:
This is an easy recipe to double. Use a 6-7 qt. crock pot and the cooking time will increase to 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
The end point of cooking is probably the most important part of the recipe. The sides are bubbling and center is browning nicely. If you need a visual, see the discussion in the post.
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Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1.8mg