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Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

This easy cherry cobbler recipe couldn’t be any easier.  Seriously.

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There are many things about summer that I love: dipping my toes into beach water, taking naps on a hot, lazy day, wearing flip flops daily, ICE CREAM, and having access to an abundance of wonderful fruits and vegetables in markets and at farm stands. Since moving to Nevada, I’ve come to embrace Whole Foods Market since that’s the best market in town. I love walking through the aisles and spotting interesting goodies on the shelves, and their produce is undeniably amazing. The fine folks at Whole Foods mailed me a box of 5 pounds of fresh cherries last week so I could check them out. They were nothing short of amazing. Fresh cherries are the bomb in the middle of summer.

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I piled some of them into a bowl and we went into our backyard and oohed and ahhed at them.  My son took a silly picture of me oohing and ahhing.

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So what do you do when you have loads of fresh cherries?  You make cherry cobbler, of course!  Like I said before, it’s easy.  Pile cherries into a little casserole dish and drizzle them with lemon juice.

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Crumble an easy-to-mix cobbler topping on top.  My Mom was visiting for dinner the night that I made the cobbler, and she happens to be gluten-free… so I tried out some of the Cup 4 Cup All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend for this recipe (you can use regular flour if you’re not gluten-free).  As they say on their package, you can use this flour in place of regular flour for baking.  We thought it was really very good.  I can’t wait to try it with some of my cookie recipes.

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Here it is all baked-up.  I love how the cherry juices ooze into the top layer.

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And there you have it:  an easy cherry cobbler recipe.   When baked, the cherries become soft and wonderful.  They retain their sweetness and their juices too.  We topped our cobbler with a little whipped cream, but ice cream is a good idea too.

Oh yeah, and Whole Foods wanted to give 5 pounds of their cherries to a lucky RecipeGirl reader as well… watch for that giveaway here on the blog later this week!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min (add time for pitting cherries!)

Cook Time: 35 min

Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Terrific, easy recipe for cherry cobbler. For gluten-free adaptation, see Tips below.


5 cups fresh cherries (pitted and left whole)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup All Purpose Gold Medal® Flour
1 large or jumbo egg, beaten
6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
whole cherries, for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8x8-inch square pan (or similar-sized round casserole dish).

2. Pile cherries into the prepared dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour. Use a fork to stir in the egg. Keep stirring until the egg is incorporated into the dry ingredients and it's a crumbly mixture.

4. Crumble the crumbly mixture over the cherries. Drizzle melted butter on top.

5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is a nice golden brown and the cherry juices are bubbling. Remove from the oven and cover with foil to keep warm until you're ready to serve.

6. Use a hand mixer to whip the cream in a medium bowl. Add powdered sugar during mixing, and continue to mix until the cream is thick. Serve whipped cream over individual plates of cobbler. Top with a fresh cherry, for garnish, if desired.


*For pitting cherries, it's easiest to use a cherry pitter like this one: OXO Cherry Pitter
*If you are preparing this as gluten-free, use 1 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour to replace the regular all-purpose. I used Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend and it worked out great. They sell it in the Williams Sonoma stores too.

Source: (adapted from this recipe)

Disclosure:  Whole Foods Market sent me some cherries to sample.  Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour sent me some of their product to sample.  I was not paid to write about their products- it’s simply something I like to do once in a while to share with my readers about great products that are out there in the marketplace.

Other cobblers on the blogs that you might enjoy:
Peach Cobbler by Food Wishes
Rhubarb Cobbler by The Pioneer Woman
Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese Biscuits by Joy the Baker
Plum Cobbler by Simply Recipes
Strawberry- Peach Cobbler by Pinch My Salt

34 Responses to “Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe”

  1. postedJul 22, 2013 3:21 AM

    I love the pic of you oohing and ahhing! Your move is agreeing with you – you look wonderful, Lori! So does the cobbler. I am all about cherries and easy desserts!

  2. postedJul 22, 2013 3:33 AM

    Beautiful easy, sweet cherry cobbler, Lori! I enjoy working with Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour as well. It has never let me down yet! And, Whole Foods ROCKS for fresh organic produce. It is “cherry week” at Wicked Good Kitchen, too. Working with fresh tart cherries this week after some major pickin’ and tart cherry pie filling making. Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. postedJul 22, 2013 4:31 AM

    This cobbler is just the recipe I need to use up some of my summer cherries! Lovely timing!

  4. postedJul 22, 2013 5:14 AM

    Cherry cobbler has to be one of my favorites!!!

  5. postedJul 22, 2013 5:40 AM

    Love how simple this is, and how delicious it looks!!

  6. postedJul 22, 2013 5:54 AM

    Cherries are one of the best things about summer – we eat an obscene amount of them every year!

  7. postedJul 22, 2013 5:56 AM

    Such cute pics of you, Lori! You look so happy in your new home! YA!
    This cobbler also looks very, very happy……..and delicious! I am a new cherry lover and this is calling my name!

  8. postedJul 22, 2013 6:23 AM
    Lisa Langston

    Too beautiful to eat! Oh how I love cobbler!

  9. postedJul 22, 2013 6:48 AM

    I love cherry cobbler! Yours looks really yummy!!! Pinning 🙂

  10. postedJul 22, 2013 6:49 AM

    LUV CHERRIES I have frozen cherries can they work for this also??? I have been saving them for something special just like this. OMG I hope so. Love using your recipes as they are EASY. TKS

  11. postedJul 22, 2013 8:49 AM
    Laura Pitts

    Perhaps a silly question: How do you pit a cherry and keep it whole? I see your suggestion for the cherry pitter….will check that out. This looks too yummy to pass up!

    • postedJul 22, 2013 9:12 AM

      Yes, that is exactly how you do it- with a cherry pitter. If you’re really in a jam, you can use a strong plastic straw to poke the pits out of the cherries!

  12. postedJul 22, 2013 10:34 AM

    This looks absolutely FABULOUS!!!!

  13. postedJul 22, 2013 11:05 AM

    Love fresh cherries this time of year! Baking them up in this cobbler is the perfect way to use them!

  14. postedJul 22, 2013 11:29 AM

    Looks good! Thanks –

  15. postedJul 22, 2013 2:03 PM

    I’ve been buying cherries at Whole Foods, farmer’s markets, or anywhere I can get my hands on them! I just bought some today and a cobbler sounds like a great idea.

  16. postedJul 22, 2013 2:43 PM

    Whole Foods mails you cherries?! Where can I sign up, lol! These are flawless and you really did them justice in this lovely cobbler, Lori!

  17. postedJul 22, 2013 7:13 PM

    The cherries Whole Foods got were exceptionally amazing this year! Perfect for turning into cobbler.

  18. postedJul 23, 2013 6:24 AM

    This looks fantastic. I love cobbler and pie, and crisp! With ice cream of course 😉

  19. postedJul 23, 2013 9:15 AM

    Hey Lori, I love your blog. A friend linked me to it today and it’s great.

    This is a really delicious looking recipe that I’d like to try.

    Have you ever made cherry jam by any chance? I was just given a jam maker and your post has inspired me to try it but I’ve no idea if it would be good or not. Would love some feedback from you if you’ve ever done it. 🙂

    This is the maker I’ve been given…


    • postedJul 26, 2013 5:42 AM

      I haven’t made cherry jam yet! I’d love it though. I don’t think you need a jam maker to make jam- it’s pretty easy to make on the stovetop!

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  21. postedJul 24, 2013 8:09 PM

    I’m not a huge fan of cherries but this is making my mouth water! Delicious!

  22. postedJul 28, 2013 7:10 AM

    I could definitely go for some of that cherry cobbler right now!

  23. postedJul 28, 2013 9:09 PM

    This cobbler looks divine 🙂 I love it!!

  24. postedJul 31, 2013 10:54 AM

    I love that picture of you holding the cherries! You look gorgeous! Also, I am now dying for a piece of this cobbler!

  25. postedOct 17, 2013 12:02 AM

    Can I use frozen cherries?

  26. postedAug 18, 2014 6:47 PM

    Good easy recipe with delicious results. I sliced up about a third of the cherries and added 2 shots of rum and a 1/4 cup of sugar to allow the cherry juices to really develop. Drizzling the butter on top made a terrific easy crust!

  27. postedMay 17, 2015 9:18 AM
    Marie Mazzuca

    So easy & delicious! I used brown sugar, gluten free flour & dairy-free butter & it was still yummy!

  28. postedJul 11, 2015 7:31 PM

    Do you have the nutritional values on the easy cherry cobbler recipe?

  29. postedJul 21, 2015 3:22 PM

    This recipe is fantastic!!!!…. it tastes as wonderful as it looks!!

  30. postedDec 26, 2015 6:28 AM

    Delicious recipe! It was a hit with the family at Christmas! 

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