I've made this cobbler a number of times - for family, for friends, and for a dinner club. It has been well received every time. I do add apple pie spice to taste as the apple pie filling is cooking to give it flavor - otherwise it is very bland. Serve warm with ice cream is a must. Also, I serve smaller portions (which are still filling) so I get more than 8 servings. More like 12 or so.
I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while now. I loved the idea of using a gingerbread mix for the topping. However, the end result was almost terrible. I would recommend using fresh apples. I bought two cans of premium pie filling and it was just aweful and flavorless. I added apple pie spice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to the pie filling and it still was gross and after it finished cooking the apples just turned to mush. I ended up throwing out all the apple part and just eating the gingerbread topping. I won't be making this again and DO NOT RECOMMEND this recipe.
Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I used chopped walnuts instead of pecans and it was great. I used a 9x13 pan and the same baking instructions and it turned out fine. Re-heat it just before serving, the ice cream is a MUST!
So easy, and so good. It went in my keeper file after I made it a few months ago. Several people wanted the recipe at the time, and today I got another request - a woman whose husband has been asking her to find out how to make it. Can't get much better recommendations for a recipe than that kind of response!
this was absolutely delicious! First time I made it I followed the recipe. Then I wanted to make it again and didn't have pie filling so made my own with real apples and it was just fabulous! Really good recipe that we will make over and over and over! thanks!