This Pecan Pie Cobbler recipe combines a traditional pecan pie with a cobbler for an easy dessert! The ingredients are layered in a baking dish, and hot water is poured over the top. Once baked, you get a delicious homemade cobbler with a golden crust and gooey pecan filling. It’s easy and best served with a big scoop of ice cream!
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Sometimes the best desserts are the simple ones, and a hot water cobbler is one of the easiest! If you’ve never heard of this type of cobbler, I’m so excited to share it with you. It’s easy and delicious.
Hot Water Cobbler Recipe
Some cobbler recipes have you mix up a batter to pour over a filling in a pan. However, a hot water cobbler is totally different.
For this type of dessert, you layer melted butter with pecans and the dry ingredients in a baking dish, pour boiling water over the top, and it turns into the most fantastic cobbler once it’s baked!
For this version, we’re making a Southern pecan pie cobbler. It takes a pecan pie filling, combines it with a cobbler batter, and turns it into a warm, gooey cobbler. So there’s no pie crust to worry about and no complicated steps.
Sometimes it’s called crazy crust pecan pie because when you get all of the ingredients in the pan, you’ll think, “there’s no way this will work!” But it does, and it magically forms three distinct layers: a pecan filling with an amazing caramel sauce, fluffy soft cake, and a golden crust. It tastes like a crustless pecan pie with cake. In other words, it’s so good!