Recipe: Liberty Tree Tavern Apple Cobbler
Look no further for a Disney-inspired dessert recipe perfect for Thanksgiving!
If you’re in charge of bringing dessert to your Thanksgiving meal and want to put a fun Disney spin on it, try making this Apple Cobbler inspired by the one at Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom. This recipe creates about 18 servings so it should be enough to feed your whole crowd!
Liberty Tree Tavern Apple Cobbler
Yields 18 servings
3¼ cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons Crisco
6 tablespoons cold water
4 pounds apples, peeled and cut into wedges
½ cup sugar
1½ cups brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup flour
Cream Cheese Filling
8 ounces softened cream cheese
⅔ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup rolled oats
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl.
Using your fingers, work in the butter and Crisco until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add 2 tablespoons of cold water and work with your fingers until the dough comes together. Add more water as needed to make a smooth dough, being careful not to over mix.
Form the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. If refrigerating for more than 30 minutes, you may need to let the dough sit out for a bit before rolling it out.
Sift the sugar, brown sugar, nutmeg, and flour together.
Put the apples into a large saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add dry ingredients to the pot and continue to cook until the apples are soft and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Remove apples from heat and chill until completely cooled.
Cream Cheese Filling
Combine the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Combine the flour, cinnamon, sugar, rolled oats, and melted butter in a mixing bowl.
Preheat the oven to 300ºF.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Lightly flour a surface and roll out the pie crust dough.
Line the baking dish with the dough.
Add the apple filling to the dish.
Top the apples with the cream cheese filling and slightly swirl together.
Spread the streusel evenly over the top.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.
This recipe was really good and definitely made enough to feed a Thanksgiving crowd. If you’re not making it for an event, you may want to cut the recipe in half and use a 9x9 baking dish instead of a 9x13. Any leftovers do need to be refrigerated, but it will reheat well in the microwave. It is best served warm so that the vanilla ice cream melts over the cobbler. This recipe had a perfect taste to represent the fall season and was a great way to use up a lot of the apples that I had from apple picking.