This cherry cobbler is perfectly sweet and slightly tart! Sour cherries and a buttery batter bake together to create a decadent treat. Top this warm cherry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert!
What Makes This Cherry Cobbler So Good
- It’s surprisingly simple to make! Prep the filling, then the batter, and bake – that’s pretty much it. Aside from the cherries, this recipe is made using items you probably already have in your pantry.
- It’s sweet, but not too sweet. Tart cherries need a bit of sugar to balance out their sour flavor. This cherry cobbler recipe contains just the right amount of sugar to bring this dessert together without overpowering that incredible cherry taste!
- It’s the perfect addition to any potluck or celebration! This cherry cobbler is best enjoyed in the spring or summer when cherries are in season. Make this crowd-pleasing recipe for your next warm-weather celebration.
Key Ingredients for Cherry Cobbler
Cherries – I highly recommend purchasing a cherry pitter if you plan on removing the pits from the cherries yourself. Otherwise, make a small slice down one side of each cherry and remove the pit that way. I must warn you, de-pitting cherries can be a messy task, and cherry juice will stain. Don’t wear anything you like while making this cherry cobbler (I learned this lesson the hard way!).
Sugar – Sugar is necessary to balance out that tart cherry flavor. You can use either white, cane sugar, or even granular swerve for a sugar-free option in this recipe.
Lemon Juice – A little acidity brings out that fresh fruit flavor! I love adding at least a little bit of lemon juice to any fruit dessert recipe, it does an incredible job at rounding out the flavors. If you don’t have lemon juice, you can leave it out.
Butter – Cobbler wouldn’t exist without butter. You could say that cherries are the star of this show, but I’d argue that it’s actually the butter. You’ll start by melting butter in your baking dish before layering the rest of the ingredients on top. By not mixing the butter into the cobbler, we create a wonderful swirl of butter throughout the entire cherry cobbler – YUM!
- Mix the cherry filling frequently to avoid burning. The combination of cherries and sugar can burn pretty easily if left alone at a high temperature.
- You don’t need to wait for your oven to come to temperature before melting the butter. Simply add the baking dish with the butter into your preheating oven. Once the butter has completely melted, remove it from the oven and continue with the recipe!
- Store your cherry cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. When ready to eat, reheat it in a 350° Fahrenheit oven for 5-10 minutes or until warm throughout.
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- 9×13 baking dish
- Large bowl
For the Cherry Filling
- 2 pounds cherries pits removed
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
For the Cobbler Crust
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Add all cherry filling ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Place the butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish and transfer to the oven for 3 minutes, or until butter has melted completely.
- Mix together the flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder in a large bowl until just combined.
- Remove baking dish from the oven and pour batter over the melted butter, do not stir. Then pour the cherry filling over top of the batter and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
- Make it Vegan: Use vegan butter instead of regular butter and dairy-free milk instead of cow’s milk.
- Make it Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free flour in place of the all purpose flour.
- Make it Sugar-Free: Use granular Swerve or your favorite 1:1 sugar substitute instead of white sugar.
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Hi! I’m Sam, a travel, food and fitness enthusiast from the New York metro area. I love creating new and inventive recipes, and my favorite part is sharing them with others. My love of food goes all the way back to my early childhood, I grew up cooking alongside my mom and Nonna – the two best cooks I know! When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m either planning my next vacation, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach), or bingeing Netflix’s latest docu-series. My passion for eating and living well led me to create the blog and Instagram account, Sam Does Her Best, where I health-ify my favorite comfort foods. I’m a big believer that good-for-you food can still be exploding with flavor and (most importantly) easy to make. I’m thrilled to be here at 40 Aprons doing what I do best – creating, photographing, and sharing delicious recipes with you all!