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  • Writer's pictureNikki Glekas


Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Nickolas is back! I had the best time filming this recipe with my son because I know he loves this apple cobbler as much as I do. This is the perfect fall recipe to make with your kids. I can’t stress how easy it is! I first learned this method several years ago from a good friend. I don’t usually lean into box mixes but this one is perfect for handing over to the younger set.)

Amazingly, there are literally only four ingredients in this cobbler. This is why you must use the best quality apples, because you’ll get the best results! I love to make this after we go apple picking every fall. This is one of my favorite fall activities with my kids in New England, it is so much fun and the apples taste amazing when they are picked straight from the tree. It makes me so grateful to live here!

The method for this cobbler works because the juice in the apples provides the moisture for the cake mix. The butter provides the oil, and I add a little extra cinnamon for the perfect fall flavor. I can't tell you how amazing it is. I like to serve it with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as a dessert! (And sometimes I’ll have a little bit with a dollop of yogurt for breakfast – yum!)

Put your children in charge of making this when you have fresh apples in the house this fall. It’s ideal for serving to company and you can fancy it up with a dusting of powdered sugar if you have company coming over. Whenever I share the recipe, nobody can guess how easy it actually is! It will definitely become your new favorite fall dessert, I guarantee it!


This is the best recipe because it’s so simple you can easily make it with your children. In this episode my son joins me to do it! You can also make this with pears or plums if you have those on hand. I hope you enjoy this great recipe – it’s a blast to make after apple picking. Be sure to have vanilla ice cream on hand for serving!

Makes 1 pie

  • 5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Butter the bottom and sides of 9-inch of a pie dish.

  • Arrange the apple slices in the pie dish. Tuck them in so they all fit. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon evenly over the top.

  • Sprinkle the vanilla cake mix evenly over the apple slices. Arrange the butter slices over the top of the cake mix and place it in the oven.

  • Bake the cobbler for about 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are cooked through and the top is golden brown.

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT. She is currently operating with COVID-safe procedures and is happy to discuss your event and catering needs with you. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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