Cherry Cobbler (or Blackberry or Mixed Berry…)



I brought this cobbler to small group last night.  It was a huge hit.  The recipe is one passed down from my Aunt Lois.  The cherries came off my friend, Laurie’s tree.  I love connecting with food like that.  It means I can love it more.

Here’s what you’ll need:


2 – 2 1/2 cups sweetened fruit

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

*Note* I used about twice the amount of fruit called for and 1 1/2 times the batter recipe.  This made a pretty big pan.  You can use sour pitted cherries or blackberries or even mixed berries.  Just add about a cup of sugar (or since I had twice the fruit, I used nearly 2 cups of sugar) to sweeten the fruit.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Put the stick of butter in the pan and pop it in the oven to melt the butter.  In a bowl combine the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and milk.  Take the pan with the melted butter out of the oven and pour the batter over the top of the butter, like this.


Place the fruit over the batter.  If your fruit is very juicy, dip it out with a slotted spoon.  Some juice is okay, but you don’t want too much.


Bake it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  When it comes out of the oven it will look like this.


People will love you for making this for them.  If you serve it warm with ice cream they might even hug your neck.  Make it and count the hugs you get.

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  1. This looks so delicious! I haven’t had cobbler in ages. I may just use this one for my Friday post. :0) Do you think I could use frozen (thawed) cherries? I have some dark cherries in my freezer right now.

  2. This is the same cobbler that we make. I usually use fresh blackberries or peaches. People always love it!

  3. Tiffany says:

    Yummy! I made a similar recipe last summer with necterines from my neighbors’ tree….OMG it is sooo good! My hubby would be so delighted to come home to this, guess I better track down some fruit.

  4. I would like to make this tonight, but Im a lil confused. Do I put the 1 cup sugar in with the fruit and let it sit? Or do I take 1 cup sugar and mix it in with the flour? (The recipe doesnt list sugar as an ingredient…)

    • Tiffany says:

      Cheryl, thanks for letting me know that I left out sugar in the ingredient list. I’ve gone in and fixed that and hopefully, that clears things up. I need to proof read better 🙂

  5. This looks yummy!! We love cobbler and I love trying new recipes…I can’t wait to try this one…

  6. Tiffany, You have a wonderful site!! Cooking is dearest to my heart after writing:) I’m going shopping today and will get ingredients for this. Bless you and your kitchen!!

  7. we loved this!!! thanks for sharing.

    another question: my fruit was not as juicy as yours. how long did you let it sit in the sugar?

    • Tiffany says:

      Cheryl, I’m so glad you liked it. Did you use the dark cherries like you mentioned? I didn’t let my fruit sit long in the sugar, but the cherries had been frozen with quite a bit of juice. A bag of frozen fruit from the store wouldln’t have so much juice I don’t think.

  8. that was another person who had the dark cherries.

    I used fresh cherries. I cut and pitted them myself. I dont know what kind they were… whatever was on sale for $2 a bag at Safeway!

    • Tiffany says:

      Cheryl, fresh cherries sound so good and you got a great deal! Sorry about getting you mixed up with someone else. 🙂

  9. Hi. :0)

    I am making this today and I wondered if a 13 X 9 pan will be okay or too big?

    If I can get it to turn out I am putting it up on my blog tomorrow. :0)

    • Tiffany says:

      I think 9×13 will work, but it will turn out thinner. I’ve never done it in that size pan. For one recipe, I usually use a square pyrex baking dish that is about 2 1/2″ deep.

  10. I just read your great post about your family saying on Sarah Mae’s blog. (If anyone hasn’t read it, go here: I really liked it. I got here by following the link in her blog. This cobbler looks wonderful!

  11. I made a peach cobbler using frozen peaches for Father’s Day and I think it turned out to be the best cobbler I’ve ever made! I used a 9×13 Pyrex dish and literally set the frozen peach slices on top of the batter. (I did sprinkle a little sugar on the peaches before placing them on the batter.) It was so easy! I was worried it would be dry since there wasn’t any “juice” with the peaches. I cut the baking time shorter by about 10 minutes which I think helped. It was wonderfully moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing, Tiffany!

  12. Mmmmmmmmm….fruity dessert! Always a big hit in our house 🙂

  13. Oh, my!

  14. That looks sinfully delicious!

  15. Thank you for the great recipe. I can’t wait to try this one!

  16. Why must you tease me soooo!?

  17. Great recipes…I shall be watching your blog from now on.
    H xx

  18. Oh wow, tasty! Happy SITS day.

  19. Oh wow, that looks delicious! And it’s only 6 am… Happy SITS day!

  20. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!

  21. Wowsa. I so want to try this. I bet it’s fabulous warm with a little bit of vanilla ice cream. Happy SITS day!

  22. Yum! That really looks easy!

  23. We LOVE cobblers around here! We’re hoping to go cherry picking in the next two weeks…I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind when I’m staring at all those red beauties!

  24. OK, now I’m hungry. Seems too easy to be true. I have to try this one!

  25. One word…YUM!

  26. Wow! This looks simple, beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. x

  27. SITSta, you show me calzones AND dessert in the morning? I’m growling now and all I have to look forward to is a Dunkin Donuts coffee! Great blog. You just became a name on my list.

  28. You obviously saved the best for last. Is there anything better than dessert? No! I LOVE COBBLER!

  29. Great recipe! My husband and oldest daughter are big cobbler fans. 🙂 I love that you have lots of pictures.

    Happy SITS Day!

  30. Sounds great!! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing

  31. Looks D’Lish!

  32. Sweet! I am definitely making this!

  33. Yummy!!

  34. What a great job you do with your recipe posts! Look forward to more. Paul will love this one.

  35. Happy SITS Day. That cobbler looks delicious. I’m not much of a baker, but I’m almost inspired to try that.

  36. That looks really, really good! 🙂

  37. Looks good. Happy SITS Day!

  38. Wow! That’s so cool – you put the berries on top and they end up on the bottom? I might just have to try this out. Plus it looks delicious. Plus it reminds me of the kind of things my Grandmother makes.

  39. YUM! I love blackberries and cherries….well any kind of cobbler really!

  40. LOOKS DELICIOUS. I’ve been getting organic cherries that are so delicious. Seems it would take forever to pit without a pitter. Strawberry sounds easier for me.

  41. You are so good..I never make anything from scratch…I am motivated now! Congrats on being SITS FB! 🙂

  42. Blackberry and cherry cobblers are just about my favorite desserts. Yours looks delicious!

    Happy SITS day!

  43. Not only looks amazing but you used a phrase my grandma used to say: “…hug your neck”

    Enjoy your SITS feature day!

  44. Yummmmmmm.

  45. Kristen says:

    I’ll have to do this too…and I love your photos!! Are you a photographer and a cook?! 😎

  46. I suppose you could make this in a dutch oven over a camp fire, couldn’t you?

  47. Delish!! I make something very similiar and yes, it’s a big hit!!!

  48. I bookmarked this right away! I am lucky enough to have cherries from my dad and I will be making this soon!

  49. Absolute heaven. Can you just come to my house and make that for me? LOL

  50. Good grief, I’m trying to start a diet!

    Enjoy your SITS day!

  51. Thanks for this, I have been looking for a cobbler recipe and this one looks amazing!!
    Happy SITS day!

  52. I am soooo excited for the huckleberry season to start so I can make this recipe mmmmmmm. I am literally drooling.

  53. My husband would love this. I’ll print out the recipe so he can make it. 😉

  54. And me with all those blueberries in the fridge. Hmmm…

  55. Oh my, I printed this one out:)

  56. I am on a diet during the week but I will be trying this on the weekend.

  57. Bitter Sweet Moments says:

    I’m gonna try this with Strawberries and blackberries:)

  58. Mmmmmmmmm. I made a peach cobbler last night and now I wish I would have brought some to work with me!

  59. Lovely recipe! But what I really want to know is where did you get that adorable butterfly coffee mug??

    • Jessica, the butterfly mug is part of a set of measuring cups that came from Pier 1. They aren’t quite accurate in their measurements, but they’re cute 🙂

  60. Look yummy…..I will have to try this.
    But I have never heard of making cobbler this way. All cobblers I know, the dough is placed on top of the fruit.
    There’s a first time for everything. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing….

  61. WOW! That looks like it’s about 18 different kinds of delicious… Can’t wait ’til it’s cherry season again in Australia. I’ll definitely be trying this one out. Thanks, SITSer!

  62. My girls made a cobbler last week that was – well, let’s just say we kept the warm fruit and had the berries over ice-cream.
    Copying your recipe, it looks way more appetizing.

  63. Definitely love this one too!

  64. yum – my hubbie would love this!

  65. My husband was just asking me to bake him something delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe. Yummness 🙂

  66. I think I gained a few pounds just browsing your site! My husband loves cherries too (in fact we made a cherry crisp for Father’s Day per his request) so this will be a winner in his book too. Enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight.

  67. YUMMY YUMMY!! It isn’t even 8:30 yet (here in CA) and you had my mouth watering for dessert!!

  68. My mouth is seriously watering!

  69. I am drooling. And I want it with ice cream! MMMM a la mode.

  70. Okay, that’s it. I’m gonna paste you into my Blogger Dashboard so I’ll be stalking, errr I mean following you!!

    Thanks for all the yummies! Happy SITS Feature Day!! Yay!

  71. Delicious! I wish I had a friend with a cherry tree! 🙂

  72. I am so hungry after reading all these delicious posts! Hope you enjoy your SITS day in the spotlight!!

  73. Awesome! I’m ready for some cobbler.

  74. Cobbler makes me drool! I love it!

  75. mmm my mom and aunty would LOVE this! delish!

  76. nothing beats a good cobbler!

  77. Will have to try this one sometimes. You’re making me think I can bake!

  78. gotta love a good cobbler (my favorite is blueberry)

    Visiting from SITS!

  79. How easy is that? I’m trying the mixed berry one!

  80. We make a similar cobbler around here. It’s simple but great! Happy SITS DAY!

  81. wow, what great recipes! I’m not a big cobbler fan but that looks worth trying. 🙂

    Happy SITS day!

  82. Mmmmm, I’ll make mine blueberry. Yummy!

  83. I will need a cherry tree now…

  84. My hubby will love this recipe!

  85. Mmmmmm, yummy!
    Happy SITS day!

  86. OMG That looks SOOOOO good! I want some! 😀 *drool*

  87. It makes my mouth water just looking at your pictures of it! Yum!

  88. I have a couple of little girls who would abolutely love this. Enjoy your special day! (I subscribe via Google reader now!)

  89. I love a good cobbler. I even make it in the slow cooker!
    I’ll be waiting for a few cherries to fall on my side of the fence off my neighbours tree and use this recipe. I can taste it now!

  90. Mmmm! That looks delicious and so simple!

    Don’t Put Lizards In Your Ears

  91. Ahhh! I love cobbler. Oh how it makes me smile!

  92. Ooooo weeee! Those pictures of the cobbler have my mouth watering!

  93. danikeith says:

    the perfect ending to a great meal!! happy sits day 🙂

  94. This looks so awesome! Happy SITS day – I’ve been here before and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything I wouldn’t like to try 🙂

  95. Yum! I may just try making myself some. Thanks.

  96. yummy!! i’m getting inspired! and really hungry!

  97. Jeannie Finelli says:

    I see vanilla ice cream in this cobbler’s future.

  98. Oh my gosh – my tummy is rumbling. I am trying this one TONIGHT!

  99. I agree with Jeannie, just add vanilla ice cream!

  100. Cobbler of any kind is my charming son-in-law’s favorite, he’s from Vermont. I’ll have to make this for him! Happy SITS!

  101. looks fattening 😉 just how i like it ! happy sits

  102. Mmmm, good! Will be putting this one to the test this weekend!

  103. Can you just come to my house and be my personal chef? Everything looks delicious!

  104. I am in such a pickle…my mouth is watering and I have everything for this yummy dessert(admitted desert-aholic) except for a working oven!!!!

  105. Yummy! I think I would try it with the mixed berries.

  106. Anonymous says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm yum. I am so a fan of fruit desserts. How lucky for you to have the tree to pick it from. I wish we did!

  107. Whoops. I totally missed the filling in my name part. Sorry 🙂

  108. What a treat this is with fresh cherries! Looks so scrumptious!

  109. Charmaine says:

    Wow, all your stuff looks so good!!!!

  110. Oh man, that looks delicious! I’d love to try it with blackberries!

  111. Made this recipe with blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. WOW!! Best cobbler I’ve ever had and so simple to make. Thanks for a great recipe.

  112. Hi! This looks delicious!! I am curious what size pan you used, and how many people does it serve? I am hoping to make this tonight for a crowd of helpful movers and want to make sure I have enough, and that the pan is big enough! 🙂 Thanks!

    • The dish I used for this was smaller than 9×13 but deep. It will serve 10-12 I think if you do a double recipe. For a single recipe I use a 2 quart casserole dish.

  113. Linda Gimnich says:

    Can I used canned cherry pie filling for this? If so, how much etc.? ALSO, and the berries such as the sour ones shown in the recipe, available canned? Again, if so, how much of those do I use. Finally, for the normal receipe, do a use a 9X13 or is an 8″ glass pan. I use that 8″ size when I make peach cobbler that is basically this identical recipe. I use a 15 oz can of canned peaches in that one, and it is perfect. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • I think canned pie filling would be too sweet in this one, but you could try it. Of course, you wouldn’t need to add any sugar to the fruit. The sour/tart cherries do come in cans, sold near the pie filling. For those you would need 2-3 cans and you would want to add sugar. Your pan sizes sound right to me.


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