8-Minute No-Bake “Cobbler”

Try this simple sweet treat as an alternative to calorie-heavy fruit pies. I made this recipe and put it in my lunchbox to snack on all day, but you could easily serve it hot and/or multiply it to serve more people.


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced thin
  • Cinnamon (approx. 1-2 teaspoons? I didn’t measure.)
  • Brown sugar (approx. 1-2 Tbsp.? I didn’t measure.)
  • 3 oz water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 graham cracker


  • Skillet


  1. Melt butter in the skillet.
  2. Lay the apple slices into the skillet and cook over medium to medium-high heat until tender, approximately 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Sprinkle the apples with half of the cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir to coat evenly.
  4. Dissolve the corn starch in the water, then pour over the apples. Boil about 2 minutes.
  5. When the water is mostly gone, add banana slices, remaining cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir to coat evenly, and cook about 1-2 minutes more.
  6. Remove skillet from heat. If serving immediately, transfer fruit to a bowl and crumble graham cracker on top. I like to put mine in my lunch instead, so I put the fruit in a plastic container and lay the whole graham cracker on top while the fruit is still warm. I immediately put the lid on the container and place it in my lunchbox in the refrigerator overnight to be enjoyed the next day. By my break time, the graham cracker has become soft and soaked up some of the flavor of the fruit, so it acts like a pie crust or cobbler topping.


My own creation. Inspired by multiple basic “sauteed apples” recipes online.