Easy Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler With Sliced Bread Crust

by Alli

Apple Cobbler is so delicious and easy to make! It’s best served warm (almost hot) with vanilla ice cream. I like for the ice cream to begin to melt as soon as it hits the hot cobbler. Yum!

You’ll never believe the “crust” topping part of this cobbler is actually made with sliced bread. 


Oldie But Goodie Recipe!

Years ago, an elderly gentleman made this apple cobbler for a church potluck. It was delicious and I had to have the recipe. 

While I was chatting with the man, he mentioned that the crust was made from white bread. I couldn’t believe it and would have never guessed there was regular ole “loaf bread” in this delicious apple cobbler recipe. 

The very next week the sweet man gave me his handwritten recipe. I stuck it in a recipe book and forgot about it for years.

A few months ago when we were moving into our new home, I found the recipe. I can’t believe I never made it until now. It’s just as good as I remember! 

close up shot of apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Easy Apple Cobbler

  • apple pie filling (or you can use whatever pie filling you like best!)
  • 6 slices white bread – the kind you make sandwiches with!
  • self-rising flour
  • granulated sugar
  • egg
  • melted butter
  • cinnamon 
  • vanilla ice cream (optional topping) 

Steps To Make Easy Apple Cobbler (full, printable recipe down below)

Pour the pie filling into a 13×9 baking pan. 

apple pie filling in a 9x13 glass baking pan

Remove the crusts from the bread. Cut each slice into three pieces and place them over the pie filling.

white bread sliced and placed on top of apple pie filling in a 9x13 baking pan

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sugar, egg, and melted butter. Mix well and pour over the bread slices.

egg mixture poured over bread slices on top of apple pie filling in a baking pan

Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. (The cinnamon got away from me in one spot, but it’s all good!) 🙂 

cinnamon sprinkled over easy apple cobbler before baking

Bake at 350º F. for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

easy apple cobbler fresh out of the oven

I like to serve this apple cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream. 

serving of apple cobbler and vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Check Out More Of My Delicious Cobbler Recipes:

Yield: 10-12 servings

Apple Cobbler

apple cobbler in a serving bowl in front of the 9x13 pan of apple cobbler

Easy Apple Cobbler features sliced white bread for the crust. It's so good!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 cans apple pie filling
  • 6 slices white sandwich bread
  • 1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream, optional but highly recommended


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Pour both cans of pie filling into a 13x9 baking pan.
  3. Remove the crusts from the bread and cut each piece of bread into three slices. Place the bread slices in a single layer over the pie filling.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, egg, and melted butter together. Pour over the bread and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  5. Bake at 350º F. for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.


If you don't like apple pie filling, you can use your favorite pie filling for this recipe (peach, etc.)

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 166mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 2g

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