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3 Ingredient Crock Pot Apple Cobbler with Muffin Mix

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Crock Pot apple cobbler made with apple pie filling, a box of cinnamon muffin mix and a stick of butter. Ready in just a few hours, this easy dessert is like apple pie without all the work.

A serving of apple cobbler with a red Crock Pot behind it and a checkered towel underneath.

One of our most popular posts is Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler. It’s such an easy and delicious dessert! If you haven’t tried, make sure to Pin It for later.

After the success of that recipe we added Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Blueberry Cobbler Recipe and to our list of slow cooker fruit cobblers made with cake mixes. They are all delicious. But this apple cobbler is by far my favorite. It’s like a crumb topped apple pie without any work at all. Serve it up with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for an amazing dessert any time of the year.

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe

The basic recipe for a slow cooker fruit cobbler is canned fruit or pie filling, a cake or other baked good topping and butter. For the apple cobbler we used a box of cinnamon streusel muffin mix. It was the perfect combination with the apple pie filling.

These cobblers are super easy to make. First, empty the cans of apple pie filling in to the bottom of a slow cooker. We like to use a 4 quart oval slow cooker  and about 30 ounces of fruit. Dump the apple pie filling in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Top the fruit with the muffin mix making sure to evenly spread it over the top.

The muffin mix came with a cinnamon streusel topping so we put that on top of the muffin mix.

Cut up one stick of butter (or 1/2 a cup) in to small chunks. Evenly distribute those over the top of the cake or muffin mix.

Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours. This one cooked for 4 hours, which is the longest I’ve cooked one. Generally start checking after 2-2.5 hours for doneness. It’s done once the cake or muffin mix on top is cooked through.

Allow the cobbler to cool before serving. You can still serve it warm, but it’s pretty hot when it just finishes cooking. This one tasted like a fresh crumb apple pie but with so much less work! It definitely would do well with a big scoop of ice cream. We settled for a couple dollops of whipped cream instead.


Yield: 4

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe
Cook Time 3 hours


  • 2 large cans apple pie filling
  • 1 box cinnamon muffin mix (or any muffin or cake mix)
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)


Dump the cans of apple pie filling in to the crock of a 4 quart slow cooker.

Top the pie filling with the muffin or cake mix.

Cut the butter in to small pieces and evenly distribute on top of the muffin mix.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-4 hours. The cobbler is done when the cake mix is baked through.

Allow to cool before serving. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 833Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 603mgFiber: 5gSugar: 80gProtein: 4g
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  • Sondi
    June 18, 2020

    Wonderful! Just what I’ve been looking for!

  • Brenda
    April 27, 2020

    I love these simple recipes, thanks for posting

  • Jean
    April 22, 2020

    Apple Cobbler

    You say one stick of butter which is 1/2 of a cup,
    but you show 1/2 stick in the picture which is 1/4 of a cup.
    Which is it ? Half of a cup or half of a stick? ? ?

    • Camille
      April 24, 2020

      Follow the directions – not the photos!

      • Sheree
        August 2, 2020

        You say mix is that powder mix or mixed as directions say so it would be liquid mix?

        • Camille
          August 3, 2020

          Just powdered mix. You don’t mix it up.

  • Teddee Grace
    October 15, 2018

    833 calories a serving?! Couldn’t this be prepared in a less caloric fashion?

    • Camille
      October 15, 2018

      We are in the process of changing over our recipe cards so the nutrition information is not accurate.