Pastry Chef Jenn Tilton’s Apple Cobbler Recipe

The home cooking pro recommends this tasty dessert for Thanksgiving
apple cobbler recipe
Serve your apple cobbler with additional fun toppings like chocolate sauce, nuts, and whipped cream.

Jenn Tilton, a local pastry chef who has worked at Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries, Royal Park Hotel, and The Townsend Bakery, has developed hundreds of recipes for her former food blog, Indulge By Jenn.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Tilton shares her apple cobbler recipe with Hour Detroit readers. Read on for step-by-step instructions, and if you prefer to skip the home cooking, purchase the cobbler for contactless pickup on Nov. 24 and 25, here.



5–6 large apples, sliced

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. of ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. of melted butter (substitute with vegan butter to make it plant-based friendly)

Cobbler Topping

1/2 cup salted butter, melted (substitute with vegan butter to make it plant-based friendly)

3/4 cup sugar

3 tsp. vanilla

1 cup flour (substitute with Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour – Bob’s Red Mill for a gluten free option)

1 tsp. baking powder

A pinch of salt

Additional fun toppings

Whip cream

Ice cream

Chocolate sauce

Caramel sauce

Mixed nuts/seeds


Directions for Apple Cobbler

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with nonstick baking spray.

Mix apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and pour in the prepared pan. Take the 2 tablespoons of melted butter and pour over top of apples.

Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl until a cookie-dough-like batter forms.

Place scoops of the mixture over the top of the apples. Sprinkle with a spoon or with your fingers.

Bake for 30-45 minutes. At this point it should be juicy and bubbly around the sides. Your baking times could vary based on your oven. You also want a golden brown color on top.

To get a thick saucy base, let it stand for 20-30 minutes before serving with toppings. Enjoy your apple cobbler!

Get more cooking tips for the upcoming holiday from Tilton and other local food and drink pros, here