Skip to Content

Easy Cherry Cobbler with Canned Cherries

Let’s make an easy cherry cobbler with canned cherries or fresh with a homemade batter tonight! Our Cherry Cobbler with Cake Mix was so popular but closer to homemade is always better if you have the time so let’s bake in the oven for dessert.

Easy Cherry Cobbler

This is what to make with canned cherries this weekend. Simple to make with other fruit as well, or mixed together it is a sweet treat eaten warm. Pure comfort food and a Southern favorite. (affiliate links present)

Canned Cherry Pie

Years ago we made a Fresh Tart Cherry Crisp after picking a bunch right off of the tree. Those needed quite a bit of sugar added to them, and had an oat topping. This time we used canned cherries but you could grab a bag of Bing cherries from the store too.

What’s the easiest way to pit fresh cherries?

This is the most efficient and easiest tool for pitting cherries. Simply place the cherry in the pitter and squeeze the handle to push the pit out. It’s a good investment if you pit cherries often. If you don’t have a pitter, you can bend a large paper clip into an S shape. Insert one end of the paper clip into the stem hole of the cherry and push it out.

cherry cobbler ingredients

What is a cobbler, and what are some easy recipes?

A cobbler is a traditional dessert that consists of a fruit filling topped with a biscuit like dough. Known for its rustic and comforting qualities. They have a more casual and homey appearance compared to more structured desserts like pies. Often served warm, enjoyed on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or custard.

What is cherry cobbler made of?

  1. Fresh or canned pitted cherries are best
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Cornstarch will act as a thickener
  4. Sugar will sweeten the tart fruits up
  5. Mix flour, sugar baking powder for topping
  6. Cold butter is best when you freeze the stick and grate on a cheese grater
  7. Milk will help make the batter we made for the top crust instead of a crumble
what to make with fresh cherries
cobbler with canned cherries

Bisquick Cherry Cobbler

We have made it with this yellow box of baking mix at times too. You would want to follow our Bisquick Blackberry Cobbler instructions but swap out the fruit, or use half and half! You only need sugar, butter and milk other than these two ingredients to make it in a pie pan which makes for a really easy treat.

What’s the difference between a cherry pie and a cobbler?

A cherry pie typically has a double crust, a bottom and a top. The top can be a full sheet of dough, a lattice, pour the batter on top only like Upside Down Cherry Pie, or even cut out shapes. Cobbler has a more casual, rustic crust. Instead of a traditional pie, and are topped with dollops of biscuit dough, cake batter, or a crumbly mixture. The topping is usually spooned or dropped over the fruit filling.

cobbler crust

Can I use frozen cherries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen cherries instead of fresh cherries in most recipes, including pies and cobblers. It’s generally a good idea to thaw them first. Place them in a colander over a bowl to catch any juices. Thawing helps reduce excess moisture so it doesn’t get soggy. Frozen fruit can sometimes be a bit more tart too, so you might need to add a bit more sugar to adjust for that.

Can I use canned cherries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can make canned cherry cobbler like this. It is different than pie filling as there is not a sweet “goo” sauce inside but still sweeter than fresh. There is typically a sweetener in the can and almost always will be already pitted which is helpful. If you don’t want any added liquid into your recipe you’d want to drain it before adding.

canned cherry cobbler
Easy Cherry Cobbler with Fresh Cherries

How do I make a cherry pie with cherry pie filling?

Yes, just empty into a pie baking dish with our Pour Over Top Pie Crust and bake until golden brown. That is the easiest of them all with a scoop of ice cream y’all……

What does cherry cobbler taste like?

It is looser than a cake, with typically an oat mixture baked on top. A bit like pie filling with crumbled cookies on top it is best served warm with ice cream on top. Don’t expect to get served a clean slice, it is meant to be messy and scooped out of the casserole dish.

What to do with overripe cherries?

I would make a cake, cookies or cobbler with cherries that are over-ripe since texture isn’t as important and you actually want them to be soft anyway when in baked goods. You could cook with some pectin to make homemade jam with them too.

How do you make cobbler dairy free?

You can use any non-dairy milk such as soy, oat, or rice milk based on your preference. Coconut oil works well instead of butter or you can use a plant based vegan butter alternative. Make sure it is cold good if using to make the topping.

Bisquick Cherry Cobbler

Before you go I want you to sign up for my free newsletter!! You will get all my new recipes emailed to you a few times a week that will help with meal planning for the week.

Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page because we share all our new creations there every single day. And follow me on Pinterest for more inspirations! 😉

***** If you LOVED this recipe give it 5 Stars below and let everyone know what you thought about it. 😉

the typical mom
Easy Cherry Cobbler
Print Pin
No ratings yet

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Easy cherry cobbler with canned cherries, fresh or frozen fruit. Like a canned cherry pie with pour over the top crust made in 30 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, cobbler
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place pitted cherries with sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix the ingredients for the filling and place on the bottom of 9×13 or similar size baking dish. (if you want it thicker use 9×9")
  • Mix flour, baking powder and sugar together. Place in a blender and add cold cubed butter. Grind for 30 seconds until crumbly. Add half of the milk and vanilla to the crumbs. Start stirring. Add milk as you stir to get a fairly thick dough.
  • Spoon portions of batter into a cobbler baking pan. Put it in the oven. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm with ice cream on top.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cherry Cobbler
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 307IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.