Skip the complicated old fashioned recipes and opt into ease! You won’t be sacrificing any flavor at all whipping up this simple cherry cobbler (that uses canned pie filling and topping) for a rich, sugary, deliciously perfect taste. Homemade cake combines with the cherries to provide a dense, rich flavor that is delicious warm out of the oven or left to cool and put right on ice cream.
Easy Holiday Desserts, Oh My!
Ooh, the holidays are nearly here and that makes baking, dumping, mixing and EATING! (can you guess which one of those things are my favorite??) Now I typically focus on cooking side dishes, but I can never turn down a super easy dessert that can feed a crowd and requires no skill levels. I am also a major fan of pie filling recipes.
Canned Pie Filling for the win!
No cutting fruit, no skinning fruit, just all the perfect sweetness waiting for you! Plus, let me be honest, I am the queen of good intentions. Ill go out, purchase fruit for a pie, and then let it go bad in a week. Canned fruit cuts down on waste and because I keep a few varying cans in my pantry, is ready when I am!
If you are looking for a dump cake style, easier than pie (WAY easier than pie) cobbler, you will really enjoy the ease. Let’s get started on that baking!
Cherry Cobbler with Pie Filling
Just like a dump cake recipe, this cherry cobbler takes the work out of baking. Just a little mixing and pop in oven, for a delicious scoopable cobbler recipe that is just as good alone as it is over some vanilla ice cream. This recipe checks all the marks – simple, low kitchen time, and everyone in my family ate it with no complaining! *you may be asking yourself who complains about dessert, but I can assure you that its been done around here.*
- 1/4 cup, (which is equal to 4 tablespoons) of butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can, 21 oz, cherry pie filling
Common Cobbler Questions
Can you alter the pie filling to other flavors? Absolutely! There are many other delicious canned pie fillings that fit the bill here to easily alter this recipe to your favorite fruit. Try apple, peach, blueberry or mixed berries for a whole smorgasbord of flavors to dish.
What about cake mix or Bisquick as the “cobbler” dough? I haven’t actually used a cake mix as an alternative to this cherry cobbler recipe, but I have a pretty good idea that it would work just fine. Just make sure the cake mix is baked (toothpick method works great to me) and you should be good to go!
How to make Cherry Cobbler the Easy Way!
Add butter to a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish and place into a cold oven. Preheat the oven to 350 and let butter melt while the pan warms up.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, and baking powder and mix well. Stir in milk until combined.
Once butter is melted, pour batter into pan with the butter.
Top dough mixture with dollops of cherry pie filling.
Bake cherry cobbler for 40-45 minutes or until brown on top.
Let stand to cool (about 5 minutes) before serving warm.
If you tried this recipe and love it, or had an alterations that worked, please share in the comments below! I love hearing your changes and all feedback help others that may try this recipe.