Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobbler

When I tried the Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobber, I knew we had recreated the Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobbler. This is wonderful! This is really best when served warm. By far, the Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobbler, has been the best apple cobbler I have tried, we combine many different layers of apple flavor to make it taste just right.

Houston's Walnut Apple Cobbler

Houston's Walnut Apple Cobbler

Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobbler

No one makes apple cobbler like Houston's.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples, Cobbler Recipes, Houston's Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 556kcal


  • 1 20 can can sliced apples note, these apples are packed in water
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Cookie Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces butter cold
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Filling In the mixing bowl add canned apples, water, walnuts cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, butter, corn syrup, brown sugar ingredients and stir well. 
  • If you do not have enough apple juice from can of apples add a little water to make up the difference. Set aside.

Cookie Crumb Topping

  • This is easy to blend in a food processor. Cut butter into four pieces and place in the processor, add sugar, vanilla, and egg. Process until blended. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, blend dry ingredients until all is mixed well. Should form a ball very quickly. 
  • Remove from processor and place between waxed paper and chill just long enough so dough may be rolled out without sticking to the wax paper. Spray baking pan with an oil spray and pour walnut mixture in an 8"x11.5"x2" baking dish and cover with rolled out cookie dough topping. 
  • Bake at 375 degrees 20 - 24 minutes, the top should be golden brown. Walnut cobbler should be served hot with crust side down with a generous serving of your favorite vanilla ice cream on top. 


Please use apples that are packed in water, not all stores carry these. Brands that do make sliced apples in water are Musselmans and Lucky Leaf.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Anne Bullock

    This came out a soupy mess, too much liquid not enough apples. Crust was pain in the neck to roll. Wouldn’t make it again.

  2. :) suckers

    i work at hillstone/houstons…the key to the cobbler is a chef pierre Apple cinnamon hi pie. yes you’re paying 8 bucks for 1/6 of a $5 pie.

  3. Cindy

    I made this last night, I added some rhubarb and it turned out to be the best apple cobbler I have ever made. Will be making it again.

  4. Chris

    You made it to complicated. Here is recipie take it from someone who knows.
    Use Sara Lee “Hi-Pie” Basic apple Pie, remove top and press into baking dish, take aplles and mix with cin, and all spice plus a squeeze of lemon. Toss and place in baking dish with crust, take bottom of pie crust ans place on top, small slits to vent cook per directions. While cooking make a simple caramel, 1 lb no salt butter and one Lb brown sugar, heat on medium and ruduce to caramel cosistancy, remove from heat stir in 1 tbl cin, 1 Tbl water and 1 package walnuts. Pour hot caramel over cooked apple cobbler. Let set at room temp. Cut into squares and reheat in micro. Serve with scoop of “Dreyers” vanilla.

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