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A serving of cherry cobbler in a white bowl with a bowl of cherries partially showing in the front, a baking dish of cobbler in the background and several cherries scattered around
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Fresh Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler, made with fresh cherries, is a simple, summertime classic dessert recipe. It is the perfect treat to serve to a crowd with an easy-to-make filling and buttery, drop biscuit dough made from scratch. Serve it as is or with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer indulgence.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 376kcal


Cherry Filling

Drop Biscuit Dough


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine cherries, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Gently stir in the flour.
  • Spread the cherries  evenly into the bottom of a medium baking dish.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until bits of butter, no larger than a pea, remain.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk and add to the flour mixture. Gently stir until just combined.
  • Dollop spoonfuls of the dough onto the top of the cherries. Sprinkle on extra sugar, if desired.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve as is, with whipped cream or ice cream. 



Tips and Techniques

  • Fresh cherries work best, but you can use canned or frozen cherries. If you choose to use canned cherries, you can omit all of the ingredients for the filling or just add the cinnamon.
  • If using sour cherries, you may want to add more sugar to the filling.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days for best results.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg