Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Cherry cobbler makes a simple, yet delicious dessert. Made of fresh cherries, this easy cobbler recipe is sure to become a favorite.

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Since we toured around Williamsburg, VA and Washington, D.C. over the last few days, I’ve had an insatiable affinity for apple pie and cherry cobbler.

I know, I know, so cliche, right? Well, I can’t help myself!

The apple pie served at Shield’s Tavern in Williamsburg is enough to make anyone fall in love with apple pie, even if they never thought they liked apples! But, I decided that I liked my own cherry cobbler more than the I ordered during this trip. Nothing against the restaurant that I ordered the cherry cobbler, it’s just  I prefer my own cobbler.

Since we walked a bajillion miles a day seeing all of the sites we can pack into the day, I decided we absolutely deserved this delicious cherry cobbler for dessert with our supper. My husband and father-in-law helped me with pitting the cherries. Since the cherry pitter in our motorhome was no where to be found, they got creative in pitting the cherries by hand with straws. That tells you just how much they both were looking forward to this cherry cobbler, doesn’t it?


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Here’s my Cherry Cobbler Recipe. I think you’ll love it!

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Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Cherry cobbler makes a simple, yet delicious dessert. Made of fresh cherries, this easy cobbler recipe is sure to become a favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups cherries pitted
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Melt butter in a baking dish.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, milk, and almond flavoring and pour over melted butter. Do not stir. Pour cherries over other ingredients. Do not stir as batter will bubble up through fruit to create a cobbler crust.
  • Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.

Robyn xo

27 comments on “Cherry Cobbler Recipe”

  1. Your cherry cobbler looks amazing. No wonder you prefer your own over the restaurant’s. I’ve never tried the nextresse sweetener before. Thanks for the link, I just signed up to get a free sample. 🙂 I hope it doesn’t have a strong after taste like other sweeteners. Can’t wait to try. I’ve been wanting to switch from using a sweetener over regular sugar.

  2. This looks sooo delicious! What a treat!

  3. Williamsburg is one of the places I’ve always wanted to visit but just, for some reason, never have. I’m most definitely putting it on my list for next summer! Also on my list is your delicious cherry cobbler. Cobblers are one of my favorite desserts – so much easier than pies for me since there’s usually no rolling out of a crust. I enjoy mine with a tiny drizzle of cream or a little scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  4. Oh girl your cherry recipes are killing me. So delicious!!

  5. This looks wonderful! How long do you bake it?

    • Hey Terri,
      Thanks so much! You bake for 45 minutes, or until cooked throughout, depending on your oven. I hope you enjoy it!

      • Thank you! I am going to make this next week for some friends (if I can wait that long!)

      • Yum! They’ll love it! Of course, you could always make it ahead of time just for testing purposes. {wink, wink}

  6. Oh my does this look fruity, buttery, sweet and SUCCULENT! What a great way to use up the current summer cherry crop!!

  7. Oh this looks so yummy. I will try it but I am a rule (in this case, recipe) follower and I need to know what size pan you use. I’m assuming it’s 8 x 8″.

  8. I want to try this recipe…Looks really nice to eat…Thanks a lot..

  9. Um where is my plate? I want mine with ice cream please. 😀

  10. Oooh…I adore fruit desserts…and your lightened up cobbler is right up my alley! Sounds divine~

  11. That is one fabulous-looking cobbler! I always think of summer as cobbler season, with all the amazing fresh fruit all around…I’d been flirting with peach and blueberry, but your cherry version is tempting! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  12. Oooh, I love cherry cobbler! So simple and perfect with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. I hope you guys had a great trip!

  13. There’s just something comforting and wonderful about a homemade cobbler. You’ve got me craving sweets right now, darn you 🙂

  14. Can us use canned cherries (pie filling) or does it need to be fresh or frozen cherries?

  15. I love cobbler…this looks awesome! What a delicious dessert and with cherries…oh, yes, please…thanks for sharing!

  16. Would this work with canned cherry pie filling? Maybe cut out the sugar?

    • Hi Patricia,
      I’ve not made this recipe with canned cherry pie filling, but this is what I *think* would work. I would change the recipe to just use the butter, self-rising flour, canned cherry pie filling and maybe, just maybe leave in the almond flavoring. Let me know how it turns out!

  17. made this for dessert tonight. I had the fresh cherries so I looked and found your idea. It was good and simple and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice crea. Thanks.

  18. I made this last night – loved by everyone. I used Oregon canned cherries packed in water, and drain for 30 minutes. So easy. I’m having sangria later and will try replacing the cherries with the leftover sangria fruit (minus orange rind) . Sangria Cobbler!

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