How to Make the EASIEST Fresh Cherry Cobbler from Scratch!

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The beauty of this recipe is that it works equally well with other fresh Summer fruits — like peaches, blueberries, or blackberries — all with the same tasty results.

servings of fruit cobbler on a red checked table cloth

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

Once fresh cherries hit the grocery produce aisle, I just can’t resist buying bags of them for snacking, for making my favorite Cherry Pot Pies, and for baking today’s easy cobbler.

My grandmother first taught me how to make this cobbler using blackberries we picked fresh from a local farm. I remember the thorns we encountered around those blackberry bushes were testy, but when that amazing hot cobbler came out of the oven, a few scratches were worth it!

What is cobbler?

A cobbler is a dessert made with any fresh fruit that has a sweet biscuit-type topping. When baked, the tops of cobblers often resemble a cobble-stone road.

How do you reheat cobbler?

To reheat leftovers, let refrigerated cobbler come to room temperature first, then place in a 250 degree preheated oven to warm slowly.

ingredients for making cobbler

How to make a cherry cobbler

  • Start with a quart of fresh fruit, like Summer cherries that are washed, dried, and pitted.
  • Melt butter in a glass baking dish.
  • Whisk up a batter using equal amounts of self-rising flour, sugar, and milk.
  • Pour the batter on top of the butter, then spoon the fruit on top and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake and serve — how could it get any easier than that?!
spooning fresh fruit over cobbler batter in a white baking dish

You can even try a mixture of fruit in this cobbler recipe! For example, make a Cherry Berry Cobbler with cherries and blueberries or make a mixed berry cobbler with your favorite in-season berries.

a bowl of cherry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream on top

More cherry dessert recipes!

Fresh summer cherries are the best for making delicious desserts! Here are a few I think you may enjoy:

To make this recipe, you may need…

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A cherry pitter is an absolute must for baking desserts with cherries! I have this one from OXO and love it!

bowl of cherries with a cherry pitter

Let’s bake!

Make this Fresh Cherry Cobbler recipe just once and you’ll have it memorized — it’s that simple! This cobbler is best served straight from the oven with a scoop of ice cream, or even a pat of butter on top.

Let the cobbler bake while you enjoy dinner, then serve warm when everyone is ready for dessert. Note: After it sits for a while, the cobbler gets “cakey” and thick. 

a bowl of cherry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream on top

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

Use your favorite summer fruit – blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, or peaches – in this Fresh Cherry Cobbler recipe. It is so easy and so good!
4.66 from 26 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 299 kcal


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter in 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  • Combine flour and sugar together; then slowly pour in milk and stir until combined.
  • Pour flour mixture on top of butter. DO NOT MIX.
  • Spoon fruit on top and sprinkle with 2/3 cup sugar – then gently shake the pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown. Cover loosely with foil half-way through baking to prevent over browning, if needed.


If using all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.


Serving: 1gCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36g

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Keyword berries, cobbler, pie
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  1. I am going to try this using canned Cherry pie filling making it even easier when you don’t have cherries. We’ll see how it turns out! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have used this great recipe for years. It is always a family pleaser. The bonus is that I don’t have to make pastry.

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