The quick & easy shortcut apple cobbler recipe (1971)

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1971 Shortcut apple cobbler recipe

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Shortcut apple cobbler

This recipe, which combines the popular taste appeal of apple pie filling and a tender crispy cobbler topping, is made easily and quickly with refrigerated cookies, molasses and a prepared apple pie filling.

Inspired by a winner in the Pillsbury 20th Bake-Off, here’s an apple cobbler that’s easy to make, thanks to Pillsbury’s Slice’n Bake cookies and Brer Rabbit molasses.

1971 Shortcut apple cobbler recipe

Quick apple cobbler recipe


1 roll of Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough (butterscotch nut or sugar flavor)
2 cans (1-pound and 5-ounces each) of prepared apple pie filling
1/4 to 1/3 cup of Brer Rabbit Green or Gold molasses
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Whipped cream or ice cream


Slice roll of cookie dough into twelve 3/4-inch slices.

In a medium saucepan, combine apple pie filling, molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg; heat until bubbly.

Pour filling mixture into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Arrange cookie slices on top of the hot mixture. Bake at 400 F for 25-30 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.

Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Serves 12

1971 Shortcut apple cobbler recipe


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