This cherry cobbler is a mouth-watering dessert that's perfect for the whole family during summer cherry season. This easy approach to cherry cobbler is great for people of all baking skills. The topping on a classic cherry cobbler requires a bit of skill, as one must make a biscuit by cutting in chilled butter and ice water. This goof-proof approach is much quicker and easier, yet results in the same flaky, buttery topping.

Two bowls and a casserole dish with cherry cobbler Easy Cherry Cobbler Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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Cherry Filling

Things You’ll Need

  • 8 cups cherries, pitted and halved (or 2 (16-oz.) packages frozen cherries)

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tsp corn starch

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Step 1

Add the ingredients for the cherry filling (cherries, brown sugar, lemon juice, corn starch and sea salt) to a large pot.

Cherry filling ingredients in a pot Cook the cherries in a pot Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 2

Cover and heat over medium on the stove top. Bring mixture to a full boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cherries have softened and much liquid has seeped out, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Cherry filling in a pot. Cook cherries until softened and liquidy. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Cobbler Topping

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Step 1

Add the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and sea salt), to a large mixing bowl.

Flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl Add dry cobbler topping ingredients to a mixing bowl Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 2

Stir the dry ingredients together until well-combined.

Dry topping ingredients stirred in a bowl Stir dry ingredients together. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 3

Pour melted butter into the mixing bowl over the dry ingredients.

Butter pouring into mixing bowl with flour and sugar Pour melted butter into the flour mixture. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 4

Stir mixture together well until a thick dough forms.

Cobbler topping in a mixing bowl Stir until a thick dough forms. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Prepare the Cobbler

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400° F. Pour the cherry filling mixture into a large (13" x 9") casserole dish.

Cherry filling in a casserole dish Transfer cherry filling to a large casserole dish Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 2

Evenly distribute the cobbler topping mixture on top of the cherry filling. You can form round biscuit shapes, or leave the topping rustic by crumbling the topping on in no specific pattern.

Cherry cobbler ready to go into the oven. Add the cobbler topping to the casserole dish Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 3

Bake on the center rack of the pre-heated oven 30 to 40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the cherry filling is thick and bubbly.

Cherry cobbler in a casserole dish Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees F. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 4

Serve cobbler in bowls with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Cherry Cobbler in bowls with ice cream Serve cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream Image Credit: Julia Mueller


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