Cinnamon Bun Apple Cobbler Cinnamon Bun Apple Cobbler

Image: Ryan Szulc; Jeff Coulson | Food Styling: Nicole Young; Melanie Stuparyk | Prop Styling: Catherine Doherty

This is the ultimate in comfort food, combining two all-time homegrown favourites: cinnamon buns and bubbly, sweet apple cobbler. Sprinkling a cinnamon filling into rolled buttermilk biscuits offers a quick alternative to a yeast-risen cinnamon bun.

  • Portion size 9 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012


Cinnamon Buns:
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:


In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, flour and cinnamon. Remove 1 cup and set aside.

Stir apples and lemon juice into remaining brown sugar mixture; pack tightly into 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish. Set aside.

Cinnamon Buns: In separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Drizzle with buttermilk, tossing with fork to make shaggy dough.

Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times until dough comes together. Roll or gently press into 8-inch (20 cm) square. Sprinkle with reserved brown sugar mixture, pressing to adhere.

Roll up dough into cylinder. Cut crosswise into 9 pieces. Arrange pieces, cut side down, over filling.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Stir sugar with cinnamon. Brush bun tops with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until top is puffed and golden and filling is bubbly, covering with foil if browning too quickly, 50 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 165 mg
  • Sugars 50 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 462.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 323 mg
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 79 g


  • Iron 17.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Cinnamon Bun Apple Cobbler