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Easy Canned Apricot Cobbler Recipe

Whether you call this easy dessert a cake with apricots or apricot cobbler it is a win either way. With a homemade batter baked to golden brown on top in the oven, this is similar to our Fresh Peach Dump Cake but with canned fruit.

Apricot Cobbler Recipe

This is an easy canned apricot recipe you will love. I mean other fruits would work just as well but this one is unique. Sweet with a bit of tang they are firmer than peaches which works well to make this type of easy dump cake baked in the oven. (affiliate links present)

How to Make Apricot Cobbler

Now we have made treats like this over the years a number of different ways. A homemade simple flour and sugar mixture like you see here is great. We have used a boxed mix such as our diced Apple Cobbler with Bisquick as well which means fewer ingredients to make. We’ll share the step by step directions for this below in the recipe card.

Cake Mix Apricot Cobbler

If you wanted to make this with a Betty Crocker white mix I would follow our Cake Mix Peach Cobbler directions but with a can of these instead. You can leave the slices as is or I like to cut them into thirds sometimes if I have little ones enjoying it so each bite is easier to enjoy without slicing.

Ingredients for Apricot Cobbler
Can you substitute peaches for apricots?

For this cobbler with apricots you could. The top batter works well with really any canned fruit and peaches would be the most similar. The biggest difference between the two is that the slices are smaller with these but you can slice any fruit into bite size pieces for a delicious dessert idea.

Do you Have to Peel Apricots for Cobbler?

Not necessarily. Using canned apricots makes this to make the whole process easier. If you cannot find that at your local grocery store we do have a link to buy them online here. In the event that you want to go from scratch all the way and remove them yourself you can! This is how to remove skin from apricots right at home;

  • You want to find fresh apricots that are on the firmer side of things for this method.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water too, I put this in the sink.
  • Cut an X on the bottom of ripe apricots with a knife so the skins can peel up when heated.
  • Drop carefully into the boiling water for about 30-60 seconds to blanch fruit quickly.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer them immediately into the ice water bath to stop the cooking process.
  • After a few minutes, you can easily remove one at a time using a sharp knife to grab the edge that has peeled up with your thumb and blade.
  • Gently pull to the top and discard. Then you can hold, slice so you have two apricot halves, remove the pit.
  • Make apricot jam with the insides or bake your favorite summer dessert as you’d like.

You can do this with all different fruits too. Of course it is easier to buy already in a can or using pie filling too like we did with our Cake Mix Cherry Cobbler.

apricot cake
Apricot Dessert

What Can You Make with Apricots

Now we have shown you How to Make Cake Mix Cobbler with pie filling a bunch on our food blog recently. Also amazing, this one will give you larger chunks of fruit in every bite. The topping is made from scratch vs. from a boxed mix.

Those are more like dump cake recipes in that there are different layers of ingredients but not much mixing involved. Here I made more of a batter to pour over the top so it could ooze down and envelop the pieces below and bake into more of a cake like texture.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix chopped canned apricots, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
  • Pour on the bottom of the 9×13″ baking dish.
  • Mix all dry ingredients for the dough together in a blender and add cold butter shreds or cubes. Pulse for 30 seconds until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Add an egg to the crumbs and pour in half the milk. Stir. Add milk as you stir to get a fairly thick cake batter style dough.
  • Spoon portions of batter on top of the fruit in your pan.
  • Put it in the oven.

Bake for about 20 minutes to prevent the top from being overcooked. Let it cool, then cut into pieces and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

cobbler apricot

Ingredients for Apricot Cobbler

I sometimes use a springform pan to make this as a version like our Cinnamon Roll Cobbler which is a fun one too but for this one it has a lot of juices so I would recommend a casserole dish like you see here. 9×13 inch is about right to fit it all.

  • Apricots sliced, skins removed is preferred but either way
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown sugar
  • Could add a dash of vanilla extract into this mix

Cobbler Batter Recipe

There are a few more items in this than our Apple Cobbler with Cake Mix topping but not many. It will be kinda’ dense like a cake vs. light and fluffy like angel food cake or something. Jump to recipe and get started my friends. Then leave a comment telling us what you thought.

  • 1 c all purpose flour and baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 oz butter sliced
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • Milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar
What to Make with Apricots
Apricot Cobbler

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Apricot Cobbler

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apricot, cake, cobbler, dump cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 261kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Cobbler Batter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix chopped canned apricots, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Pour on the bottom of the 9×13" baking dish.
  • Mix all dry ingredients for the dough together in a blender and add cold butter shreds or cubes. Pulse for 30 seconds until you get a crumbly mixture. Add an egg to the crumbs and pour in half the milk. Stir. Add milk as you stir to get a fairly thick dough.
  • Spoon portions of batter on top of the fruit in your pan. Put it in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes to prevent the top from being overcooked. Let it cool, then cut into pieces and serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Apricot Cobbler
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 914IU18%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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