Cobbler Recipes

Easy to make from scratch, old-fashioned cobbler recipes are a great choice for a year-round dessert featuring fresh and canned fruits. Peaches to cherries, apples to berries—the combination of filling and crumble topping is a true southern dessert.

Here are 5 of our favorite ways to make the most wonderful cobbler without any stress.


Cherry Cobbler

“This is the easiest cherry cobbler recipe EVER!! I made it for Thanksgiving, which was gobbled up before any other dessert. I wish I had made more than one.”

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Baked Sweet Potato Cobbler

A twist on traditional berry cobblers, this southern sweet potato cobbler is a lesser-known recipe but a unique way to enjoy sweet potatoes in the fall holiday season.

The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need excellent baking skills. The recipe features brown sugar, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie spice and has a simple cobbler top made with ingredients like flour, sugar, and butter.

  • Serve as a side dish over other common sweet potato side dishes or add to the dessert table.
  • Toppings suggested: Nuts (pecans), marshmallows, streusel, whipped cream, and maple syrup.

Are pies and cobblers the same thing?

They are not. Pies traditionally have a bottom crust and top dough that keeps fruit encased, and cobblers have biscuit or crumble tops that are dropped onto the fruit or pie filling. If preferred, try an old fashioned sweet potato pie recipe instead.

Cast Iron Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler – Nothing feels more homemade than making a recipe in a cast iron pan. This blackberry cobbler with fresh berries and homemade biscuits has classic ingredients with just the right old-fashioned taste. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream to taste the entire charm of the dish. This one is a great choice for an Easter Side Dish.

Benefits of using cast iron for cobblers

  • Cast iron pans offer even heat distribution that cooks your cobbler the same throughout
  • Cast iron pans allow you to go from stovetop to oven, which is important since this recipe starts by caramelizing the blackberries before baking them.
  • If the pan is seasoned, fruit and crust are less likely to stick.

“Best quick cobbler ever! Made it in an 8×8” pan. Perfect! Love the texture of the biscuit toppings!”

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Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

Slow cookers are one of my favorite ways to cook desserts. Desserts like peach cobbler stay warm and ready when you are, plus there is no babysitting over a stove or the oven.

This slow-cooked peach cobbler is very similar to the modern-day dump cake, which features dump-and-go ingredient additions. Canned fruit allows this recipe to be made year-round, even when peaches are out of season.

Are dump cakes and cobblers the same thing? 

They are not….but that being said, we showcase regular, every-day cooking that is practical and easy. Dump cakes are similar in nature to these types of cobbler recipes, as they do contain fruit and a crumb topping.

The difference is that the crumb topping uses boxed cake mix over a crumbly or biscuit topping. If you want to explore that option, our most popular recipe is this crockpot dump cake recipe that features apple pie filling.

Chicken Cobbler

Although less common, cobblers can skip the fruit and opt for a more savory flavor. Vegetables, meat, and even cheese can be baked into cobblers.

Chicken cobbler is a non-fruit cobbler recipe. Similar to a traditional pot pie, it bakes up easily like a chicken casserole but with a cheddar bay cobbler topping. This dinner cobbler recipe is hearty, filling, and versatile. It goes with various side dish recipes, making it worthy of a weeknight addition.

serve dish with sides

  • side salad
  • steamed vegetables
  • roasted carrots
  • mashed potatoes
  • cranberries