Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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

Cherry Cobbler in a round burgundy casserole dish on a wooden railing with green background

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. I bought so many cherries at the store the other day. They have been nothing short of amazing. Fresh cherries are fantastic in the middle of summer- so sweet and perfect for making an easy cherry cobbler!

Fresh cherries in a bowl in a backyard setting with a girl holding cherries and admiring them

I piled some of my fresh cherries 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.

fresh cherries in a round burgundy casserole dish set on a wooden railing

How to make Easy Cherry Cobbler:

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.

cherry cobbler in a round burgundy casserole dish sitting on a wooden railing - ready to be put into the oven

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.

Cherry cobbler in a round burgundy casserole dish sitting on a wooden railing

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

serving of Easy Cherry Cobbler on a green plate set on a wooden table. Garnished with whipped cream and fresh cherries with stems

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 top our cobbler with a little whipped cream, but ice cream is a good idea too.

Here are a few more recipes using cherries that you might like to try:

cherry cobbler in a round burgundy casserole dish sitting on a wooden railing with green background
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Easy Cobbler Recipe

Such a nice summer dessert!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 461kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry, cobbler



  • 5 cups fresh cherries (pitted and left whole)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • whole cherries, for garnish (if desired)



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8x8-inch square pan (or similar-sized round casserole dish).
  • Pile the cherries into the prepared dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • 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.
  • Crumble the crumbly mixture over the cherries. Drizzle melted butter on top.
  • 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • Stephanie wrote:

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

  • Holly wrote:

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

  • Shelia wrote:

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

  • Marie Mazzuca wrote:

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

  • Dan wrote:

    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!

  • Gabby wrote:

    Can I use frozen cherries?

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  • Ashley@BakerByNature wrote:

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

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    This cobbler looks divine 🙂 I love it!!

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking) wrote:

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

  • Laura wrote:

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