Easy Cherry Cobbler

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Today, I’m sharing my easy cherry cobbler recipe. My loyal readers have probably got an accurate impression of me when recognize I love sweet treats and it shows based on how often I write about delicious desserts. Today is no exception. I’ve been wanting to share some recipes that outline cobbler treats we’ll all want to make for those special occasions.

Cherry cobbler is sweet but not too sweet with a biscuit cake-like topping over a pan of warm sweet cherries. What’s not to love? Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and you have a little slice of heaven!

I’ve recently done some reading to become better informed about cobblers, where they came from, and how best to prepare them. Most people we know are too young to recognize the term “cobbler” and how it relates to a person whose specialty is the repair of shoes. It sure seems like shoes are viewed as disposable these days since we tend to throw them out when the soles get holes. I can’t remember the last time I came across a cobbler’s shop and saw a worker doing his thing to bring a pair of shoes back to life.

We’re talking about a dessert that is similar to a pie, it is most often filled with some kind of fruit, and has a crust on top rather than on the bottom. A cobbler tends to be thicker or taller than a pie, based on how much filling is used and how thick the top crust is made.

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Pie vs. Cobbler

Another difference between a pie and a cobbler is that pies are often made of pastry ingredients while a cobbler is made using biscuit batter. The biscuit batter prompts some groups to call a cobbler a crisp, but it’s pretty much a play on words, they’ll taste and have a texture that’s basically the same.

Some people refer to a cobbler as a “crumble,” a term used since it’s made such that the crust doesn’t hold together well, and thus is very crumbly. Based on how my cobbler turned out today, no one could get away with calling it a crumble.

The cobbler written about today has cherries as the fruit filling, but I hope to write another post soon that is very similar and uses peaches as the delicious fruit filling. More to come on that recipe.

Cobblers can be made with any fruit that is considered juicy, thus prompting the full flavor of fillings like cherries, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, apples, strawberries, plums, and more. Think of a flavorful fruit we all enjoy eating raw, in a pie, or with ice or whipping cream, and you’ll likely find it in someone’s cobbler recipe inventory.

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Easy Cherry Cobbler

Step One

Gather the ingredients so you’re ready to make this easy recipe!

Ingredients

Step Two

Start by preheating your oven to (400°F) = (204°C). Grease a 9-inch by a 13-inch baking pan with butter. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then stir until mixed.

Dry Ingredients

Step Three

Now, cut in the butter and shortening using a pastry cutter to work the flour mixture.

Cut in the Butter and Shortening

Step Four

Beat the eggs and milk together. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a fork until combined.

Add the Wet with the Dry

Step Five

Place the CANNED CHERRY PIE filling into the buttered baking pan.

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Step Six

Place dollops of the cobbler topping onto the cherries. Cover it as evenly as possible to make that “cobbled” look. Sprinkle the coarse raw sugar on top of the cobbler. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. 

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Finished Product

Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve it. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Easy Cherry Cobbler

5 from 3 votes
Easy Cherry Cobbler
Easy Cherry Cobbler
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • Two 21- ounce cans Cherry Pie Filling and Topping
Cobbler Topping
  • 3 cups White flour, I use bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons White granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • Dash of Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2-3 Eggs, 3 medium or 2 large
  • 3-4 tablespoons coarse raw sugar (optional for a crunchy top)
Instructions
Cobbler Topping for Cherry Pie Filling
  1. Start by preheating your oven to (400°F) = (204°C). Grease a 9-inch by a 13-inch baking pan with butter. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then stir until mixed. Now, cut in the butter and shortening with a pastry cutter to work the flour mixture. Beat the eggs and milk together. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a fork until combined.

    Place the CANNED CHERRY PIE filling into the buttered baking pan. Place dollops of the cobbler topping onto the cherries. Cover it as evenly as possible to make that "cobbled" look. Sprinkle additional coarse raw sugar on top of the cobbler.

    Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve it. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

If Using Fresh Cherries
  1. Wash the cherries, remove the stems and seeds. Use 6-8 cups of fresh cherries, 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white granulated sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly. Place the mixture in the buttered pan. Follow the instructions for the cobbler topping. Bake as directed.

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Can I combine more than one fruit in the filling?

Sure, you can combine different fruit fillings together. You’ll find some tend to taste better together, but it’s really a personal preference.

Why do you use bread flour rather than all purpose flour?

Over the years I’ve learned that bread flour is easier for me to work with. I use it in all my flour-based recipes. Don’t be afraid to try all-purpose flour if that’s what you have in your pantry, I’m sure it will work out fine.

Can I put a crust on the bottom of the cobbler?

No one says you can’t put a bottom crust, but you’d probably serve it as a “pie” since how they are constructed and served are different. Keep in mind that the makeup of the ingredients and the cooking time will need to change, and it may take some experimentation to make it all come together with the way you want.

Can I use fresh cherries?

Yes, you can. Wash the cherries, remove the stems and seeds. Use 6-8 cups of fresh cherries, 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white granulated sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly. Place the mixture in the buttered pan. Follow the instructions for the cobbler topping. Bake as directed.

Final Word

I hope you caught the spirit of dessert making as you read today’s post. Truth be told, I’d probably rather make a dessert like a cobbler than most anything. That’s my sweet tooth smiling at you again. We need to eat healthy, of course, but I sure enjoy wrapping up a delicious family meal with a dessert all will enjoy.

Since kids like desserts, this would be a great recipe to introduce your kids to fun times in the kitchen cooking from scratch. Thanks for visiting today. Let me know what kinds of cobblers you like to make. May God bless this world. Linda

8 thoughts on “Easy Cherry Cobbler

  • January 21, 2022 at 7:46 am
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    5 stars
    This sounds like it would be good on rhubarb. I love a good Rhubarb pie or cobbler. You sound
    like me anything sweet. Oh a hot cobbler out of the oven with a scoop or 2 of ice cream on top. What would
    be even better would be homemade ice cream. I might need to dig out a few apple dumpling out of the freezer
    and bake them. I am not picky any kind of pie, cherry,rhubarb, even chocolate or lemon.

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    • January 21, 2022 at 9:15 am
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      Hi June, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Oh, my gosh rhubarb pie or cobbler would be yummy!! Oh, my gosh, I haven’t made homemade ice cream for years! I love sweets!! LOL! Linda

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  • January 21, 2022 at 1:29 pm
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    Linda,

    I use that canned cherry pie filling you use in this cobbler on pancakes or waffles with a bit of whipped cream. I also use applesauce without the whipped cream the same way.

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    • January 21, 2022 at 2:52 pm
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      Hi Ray, oh my, that would be so good on pancakes or waffles!! I grew up on applesauce on pancakes, yum!! Linda

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  • January 21, 2022 at 1:33 pm
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    5 stars
    I love making cobblers, Linda! I used to make pies a lot, but have gotten lazier the older I get, so cobbler it is! My favorite to make is using fresh peaches during the summer months and apples in the fall, but any canned fruit works anytime of the year. We like to put a scoop of ice cream on it and you’re right – it is a little piece of heaven!

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    • January 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm
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      Hi Paula, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I have some frozen peaches, so that will be my cobbler next week!! I’m saving the 1/2 gallon of vanilla bean ice cream to scoop on it!! LOL! It really is a little piece of heaven! Linda

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  • January 21, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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    5 stars
    Hi Linda:

    If your readers don’t feel that they can make a dump cake (Which I love) they can make basically what is called a dump cake. I love making dump cakes because they are easy to make and bake up wonderfully. I have made them with cherries and apples, blueberries, blackberry and all sorts of berries. All you have to do for a dump cake is dump the berried in oblong bake pan, put your berries or canned fruit into the baking pan, Shake a white or yellow cake mix over the filling and then melt a stick of butter and pour over the cake mix. It comes out looking sort of like a cobbler and it is oh so delicious. You don’t have to use pie filling if you don’t want just use a can of whatever fruit you want to use but I like the pie filling because it tastes so delicious and I use 2 cans

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    • January 21, 2022 at 3:02 pm
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      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend!! Oh my gosh, I vaguely remember making the recipe you’re talking about! Oh yeah, I use two cans as well! Gotta love the warm fruit with the topping and a scoop of ice cream! Linda

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