Gingerbread Apple Cobbler

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Judy from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 3/4 cup or 1/8 cobbler


  • 4 cups apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg             
  • 2 tablespoons light molasses     
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour    
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda  
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup whipped dessert topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Peel and chop apples. Combine apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook until apples are tender.
  3. Mix cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together and stir into hot apple mixture. Continue cooking until thickened. Pour apple mixture into 1-1/2 quart casserole and set aside.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to milk and stir. Set aside.
  5. Beat together sugar, egg, milk mixture, molasses, corn syrup and oil.
  6. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add to beaten egg and milk mixture and beat until smooth.
  7. Pour gingerbread mixture over apples in casserole. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with 1 tablespoon whipped dessert topping or whipped cream.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  203
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  41 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  21 mg
  • Sodium  123 mg
  • Potassium  184 mg
  • Phosphorus  73 mg
  • Calcium  75 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Four medium-sized apples yields approximately 4 cups.
  • For those with diabetes: to reduce carbohydrate content, replace brown sugar and white sugar with Splenda® granular, no-calorie sweetener and Splenda brown sugar blend or sweetener of choice. This change decreases carbohydrate to 26 grams per serving and 2 carbohydrate choices.

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Gingerbread Apple Cobbler
jbowlit says:

I've made this twice this year. First time family & guests loved it either with ice cream or Cool Whip. Second time for friend and her family who also loved it. And I'm making it again for Easter brunch.

Mar. 29, 2013, 7:40 PM - Inappropriate review?
Gingerbread Apple Cobbler
msdsks says:

This recipe sounds hard but it is really easy (except for peeling the apples). It is wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly. No one could believe it was a "Kidney Friendly" dish. The smell through out the house was mouth watering. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks DaVita

Nov. 09, 2011, 11:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

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