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How to Make the EASIEST Fresh Cherry Cobbler from Scratch!

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Not only is Fresh Cherry Cobbler so good, it really is one of the EASIEST cherry desserts you will ever make! With a buttery crust and a sweet filling of fresh Bing cherries, this yummy cobbler is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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.

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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:

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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!

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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. 

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Yield: 8

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

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

Use your favorite summer fruit - blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, or peaches - in this Fresh Cherry Cobbler recipe. It is so easy and so good!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  3. Combine flour and sugar together; then slowly pour in milk and stir until combined.
  4. Pour flour mixture on top of butter. DO NOT MIX.
  5. Spoon fruit on top and sprinkle with 2/3 cup sugar - then gently shake the pan.
  6. 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.

Notes

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

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

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ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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Sandra Clift

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

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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