Super Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

Total Time: 30 minutes

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This Super Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe is made with refrigerated crescent dough and a cinnamon sugar caramel sauce that is completely scrumptious. 

close up top view of apple cobbler with a fork on a plate.

Why This Recipe Works

Unique: I will admit that this apple cobbler recipe is different than most, but trust me – it’s all for the better. This retro recipe I borrowed from my mother’s archives uses store bought crescent rolls that we use to wrap up the apples into little cobbler bundles. My favorite part is the caramelizing magic of a can of soda combined with sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla!

Super Easy: As the title hints, this is a super easy apple cobbler recipe. You don’t have to make your own dough since the store bought crescent rolls are already delicious. All you have to do is assemble, create your sauce, bake, and top with some vanilla ice cream!

Versatile: You can change out the apples for a variety of fruits. Try using peaches, pears, or even mixed berries!

a hand holding up a spoon with some apple cobbler on it above a round tray of more cobbler.


  • Apples– You will want to slice your apples pretty thin and get rid of the core.
  • Brown Sugar– a quintessential part of all cobblers, for a more caramely flavor.
  • Cinnamon– Season with cinnamon for a classic apple cobbler taste.
  • Refrigerated Crescent Dough– I like using the store bought crescent dough, but if you have a croissant dough that you love then use that!
  • Sugar– Regular sugar will become part of your caramel sauce.
  • 7UP– Use 7UP of a similar soda as part of your caramel sauce. This is really the key to this shortcut apple cobbler and creates such a gooey delicious caramel sauce you will love.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream– Top it all off with vanilla ice cream!

How to Make This Super Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease a baking dish or casserole dish.
  2. Combine apple slices, butter, cinnamon and brown sugar in a skillet. Sauté over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the sauce is bubbly and the apples are tender.
  3. Arrange crescents on a clean, flat surface. Spoon about two apple slices with sauce onto the wide end of the crescent triangle. Tightly roll up the crescent starting with the wide end and finishing at the opposite, pointed end. Place in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, remaining cinnamon, vanilla and 7UP. Pour the sauce over the crescent rolls in the baking dish.
  5. Bake, uncovered for 15-20 minutes until browned and sauce is bubbly and dark. Spoon some of the sauce from the bottom of the dish over the top of the crescents. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!
top view of apple cobbler with a spoon in a round tray.

Expert Tips

  • Some people prefer to leave the apple skin on their apples in this recipe. You can do either, but I think it is easier to just leave the peels on!
  • If you have leftovers, you can store your apple cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When you are ready to eat it again, pop it in a low oven to crisp it up again!
  • The 7UP in this recipe will not make your crescent rolls soggy. In fact, the sugar in the soda will caramelize in the oven and make the crescent rolls crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What apples are best for apple cobbler?

For baking, you want specifically baking apples. Some good apples for this recipe are: granny smith, honey crisp or gala apples. You can also use a combination of all of these for a wider range of flavor!

What is the difference between apple cobbler and apple crisp?

Apple cobbler is usually an apple mixture on the bottom with pie dough or biscuit dough on top. Apple crisp tends to have a mixture of oats and spices on top of the apple mixture and it really crisps up in the oven. I called this recipe an apple cobbler since it has the crescent dough which is very similar to a pie dough.

close up of cobbler with vanilla ice cream with caramel syrup on top and a fork on a plate.

More Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this apple cobbler recipe as much as I do, check out some of my other apple and fruit based recipes!

7UP Apple Cobbler |

Easy Apple Cobbler

This retro-style apple cobbler uses refrigerated crescent dough for an easy cobbler crust, and a secret ingredient to make the most amazing caramel pan sauce!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8 servings


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a medium size baking dish. (A round pie pan/dish or 9×9 inch square pan work well)

  • Combine apple slices, butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and brown sugar in a large pan or skillet. Saute over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until sauce is bubbly and apples are fork-tender.

  • Arrange crescents on a clean flat surface. Spoon about 2 slices of apples and sauce onto the wide end of the crescent triangle. Tightly roll up crescent starting with the wide end and finishing at the opposite, pointed end. Place in prepared baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl stir together sugar, vanilla, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 7UP soda. Pour mixture over crescent roll ups.


Apples: I prefer fuji or other apples with a light red color. 
Double the recipe: use a 9×13 inch pan to double this recipe. Baking time should be about the same or only a bit longer than the original recipe if your apple bundles are arranged in a single layer. 


Calories: 308 kcal, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 2285 mg, Potassium: 74 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 54 g, Vitamin A: 38 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 24 mg, Iron: 1 mg