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Cherry cobbler in a white bowl with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top

Old Fashioned Cherry Cobbler Recipe

  • Author: Nancy Blackstone
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Cherry cobbler made with tart cherries in a sweet, golden crust is a fresh taste of summer any time of year!




6 cups sour cherries, pitted

1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar


1/2 cup butter

1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

Topping (Optional)

1 tablespoon sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees


  1. Wash, dry, and pit the cherries or prepare frozen cherries. 
  2. Place cherries in a mixing bowl and mix with flour and sugar. Set aside.


  1. Place butter in a 9 x 13 baking dish and set in preheated oven just until melted.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk and stir until fully combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the baking pan with the butter, but do not mix.
  4. Distribute cherries evenly over the batter mixture, but do not mix.
  5. If desired, sprinkle top with a tablespoon of sugar.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes until crust has risen and is golden brown.

Serve cooled and sliced, or warm with ice cream or whipped cream on top.

Keywords: Cherry Pie, Easy desserts, fast desserts, summer desserts, cobbler desserts, mid century desserts, Southern desserts