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Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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This easy cherry cobbler recipe is made with canned cherries and a soft cake topping. Perfect served with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream!

Cherry Cobbler Recipe on a white plate with vanilla ice cream

Recipe Features

  • Quick and Easy- Only 7-ingredients and ready for the oven in minutes.
  • Pantry Staples- The base of this recipe uses pantry staples which means you can make this today!
  • Easy to Customize- Try different fruit varieties for fun variations!

Cobbler recipes, especially homemade cherry cobbler, have become summer staples here in our home. The recipe is so simple! All you need are a few basic staple ingredients and your choice of fruit. The end result is a dessert that will win over the entire family.

What Is A Cobbler

Cobbler is a lot like the combination of cake and pie. A fruit filling gives you a wonderful base while batter, or sweet biscuit dough, is baked right on top!

While the more traditional cobbler will have a biscuit topping, I opt for this quick cake-like version. Both versions are equally as tasty!

If you love pie, but don’t love the fuss of dough, this recipe is for you.

canned cherries

What You Need to Make Cherry Cobbler with Canned Cherries

The ingredient list for this recipe, like all of my treats, is very simple. Pantry staples are used for the dough base and canned fruit filling is added right on top.

  • Butter- We opt to use salted butter but unsalted will work too.
  • All-Purpose Flour- Basic white flour.
  • Granulated Sugar- Also frequently called white sugar.
  • Baking Powder- Be sure to use fresh baking powder so your cake will get lift.
  • Vanilla Extract- Always use pure vanilla extract.
  • Milk- Whole milk or 2% works best in this recipe.
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Step by Step Instructions

Let’s break this down. Because this recipe is a little different, you’ll see why in one second, I opted for step by step photos to help give you a visual.

  1. Add the butter to a 8 or 9 inch pan. Place in a cold oven.
  2. Turn on and preheat for 350 degrees.
butter melted in a 9 inch pan

3. Remove the pan from the oven once the butter is melted.
4. Prepare the batter by whisking the flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and milk until smooth and combined, about 1 minute.

cherry cobbler batter poured over melted butter in a 9 inch baking pan

5. Pour the batter directly over the top of the butter, without stirring.
6. Spoon the pie filling directly on top of the batter, reframing from stirring.

cherry pie filling spooned over the top of cobbler batter

7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the center has baked fully.
8. Optionally, you can sprinkle sugar over the top of the cake during the last 15 minutes of baking.
9. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

serving of cherry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream and spoonful

Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe Tips and FAQs

  • Try this in a cast iron skillet. We have a dedicated cast iron skillet for desserts and this one is especially delicious when baked in it.
  • Using whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is optional, but extremely delicious.

Can I Use Other Types Of Fruit?

Using other fruit fillings in this recipe is highly encouraged! We love blueberry, peach, and even strawberry! Browse your baking aisle and see what options they have.

You could even make your own filling if you would like. Just be sure to use 21oz, or 2 cups.

How to Serve

This cobbler is best served warm. We like to enjoy it as-is or with a scoop or two of ice cream on top. It is also incredible with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip.

How Long Will It Last

Cobbler can be kept at room temperature for about three days. When ready to eat, heat in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds or until heated through.

cherry cobbler recipe with canned filling

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Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This easy cherry cobbler recipe is made with canned cherries and a soft cake topping. Perfect served with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a 8 or 9 inch pan. Place in a cold oven.
  2. Turn on and preheat for 350 degrees.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven once the butter is melted.
  4. Prepare the batter by whisking the flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and milk until smooth and combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Pour the batter directly over the top of the butter, without stirring.
  6. Spoon the pie filling directly on top of the batter, reframing from stirring.
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the center has baked fully.
  8. Optionally, you can sprinkle sugar over the top of the cake during the last 15 minutes of baking.
  9. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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This easy cherry cobbler recipe is made with canned cherries and a soft cake topping. Perfect served with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream!

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