Sweet & Juicy: Classic Homemade Cherry Cobbler

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cherry cobbler on a plate

How To Make Homemade Cherry Cobbler

Homemade cherry cobbler seems to be something made in the Summer when there are fresh cherries.  But if you buy or have some frozen cherries in your freezer, you can make cherry cobbler all year long  See how you can make cherry cobbler with this simple and delicious recipe.  It’s a delicious alternative to enjoying cherry pie.

When making this recipe, if your cherries are frozen, you will want the cherries to thaw before starting. Got a few berries you want to use?  Make a berry cobbler recipe.

This is can be served with a nice big scoop of your favorite ice cream (we suggestion vanilla ice cream). Whipped cream on top of that too course!

washing fresh bing cherries

What Kind of Cherries Do You Need For Cobbler?

You can use whatever cherries you prefer.  Bing cherries are easy to find in our area.  They are a sweet cherry.  You can also use sour cherries if you prefer.  You may want to add a little more sugar if you don’t want a tart cherry cobbler.

cherries in pan with cornstarch and lemon juice

Do You Need To Use Corn Starch?

Cornstarch helps thicken the sauce the cherries make while cooking. You could use flour if you wanted, but it is up to on which you use.

melted butter, flour and sugar

Can You Use Cherry Pie Filling?

Definitely can use cherry pie filling instead of fresh cherries.  You will save some time, and get you to enjoying your cobbler sooner.

crumble on top of cherries in a pan

Does Cobbler Have Crust On The Top And Bottom?

Unlike pie, cobbler starts with the fruit on top and then a buttery crumble is placed on top that creates a crust on top of the fruit (similar to a peach cobbler, but with cherries and like a crisp that also doesn’t have a crust on the bottom)

crumbly crumbs on top of cherries

Can You Eat Cobbler While It’s Hot?

It’s best to eat this when it is cold or warm.  If you try to eat it while hot, it’s like lava.

baked cobbler


cherry cobbler on a plate
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Homemade Cherry Cobbler

Cherry season or any time of the year, is the perfect time for a cherry cobbler recipe. See how you can make this simple and delicious recipe.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober



  • 6 cups tart or sweet pitted cherries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup for tart cherries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/3 cup hot tap water
  • sugar for topping off at end


  • Preheat oven 375F

Preparing Cherries

  • In a large bowl , add the washed pitted cherries.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix.
  • Add the sugar, and cornstarch and stir to coat the cherries.
  • Place the cherries into a greased 8×8 (or 9×9) baking pan.

Preparing Cobbler Topping

  • In a bowl, mix the flour, white and brown sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the hot water and butter and mix everything together.
  • Spoon or pour the mix on top of the cherries, covering the cherries as much as possible.
  • .Take the extra sugar and sprinkle on top. You can use raw or regular white sugar.
  • Place in oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cobbler to cool.


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Cherry season or any time of the year, is the perfect time for a cherry cobbler recipe. See how you can make this simple and delicious recipe.

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