Cherry Cobbler


Nothing says summertime quite like cherry cobbler.

This is our first summer in our new house and we’ve been working a lot in our yard on the weekends.  About a month ago while we were out there, much to our surprise, Mr. Wishes and I learned that we had fruit trees right in our backyard.  It was the fall when we bought our house, so we didn’t really pay attention to what kind of trees we had.  It was a happy surprise when our three fruit trees starting blooming this summer!  We have a cherry tree, a plum tree (at least that’s what it’s looking like so far), and a peach tree.  Mr. Wishes’ exact words when he discovered the cherry tree were, “I’m in heaven”.  That guy loves his cherries.

I made this cobbler with our fresh-picked cherries from our tree.  I didn’t follow a recipe and kind of just improvised as I went so I was a little nervous how it would turn out but it came out really good.  As you can see, the crust was nice and golden on top, soft but not soggy at all.   This is an excellent way to use up your fresh cherries!  It does require a little work to pit the cherries, but nothing major, and the ingredients are probably things you already have on hand.

The cobbler is very good warm or cold (if you find you have leftovers).  I like it best when it has been out of the oven for about 20-30 minutes and is still slightly warm, then served plain or with vanilla ice cream on top.  Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days after baking.


Cherry Cobbler recipe.  Easy and delicious!

Cherry Cobbler recipe made from cherries on our tree in the backyard.  Easy and delicious!

Our cherry tree in our backyard!


3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups fresh cherries, pitted (you can also use frozen, mine were sweet cherries)
3/4 cup additional white sugar


Mix 3/4 cup sugar, butter or margarine, flour, salt, baking powder, and milk together. Place pitted cherries in the bottom of a 9 inch square pan. Spread dough over cherries.
In a small bowl, combine the other 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir in boiling water. Pour mixture over the dough.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Serve warm!

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

37 Responses to “Cherry Cobbler”

  1. Joe DiBella
    July 16, 2013 at 2:38 AM #

    did i win juice?

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM #

      You did not 🙁 Sorry

  2. July 16, 2013 at 7:18 AM #

    Love your cherry tree! We just planted two peaches, two apples and two pears hoping they will produce! I have yet to make any kind of cobblers this season! I need to get on it!

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM #

      I would love a pear tree! Too cool!

  3. July 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM #

    Lucky you! We went blueberry picking yesterday morning and that led me to say to the hubs, “Let’s plant cherry trees in our yard!” Somehow, in my mind that made sense. This cobbler looks yummy. Are you using sour or sweet cherries?

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM #

      They were sweet cherries! I should put that in my recipe – thanks!

  4. July 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM #

    What a nice surprise. Take care of the trees and they will bless you many times over.

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM #

      Awww thank you, Nana!

  5. July 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM #

    I want fruit trees! Pretty jealous of all that yummy fruit you will be getting!

    This cobbler looks great, with the fork/plate picture, you are making my belly so hungry!

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM #

      It was definitely a fun little surprise! Thanks, Pamela!

  6. July 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM #

    I would do anything for a cherry tree! Seriously, they are my favorite thing in the world. This cobbler looks incredibly delicious too.

    • July 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM #

      Thanks, Christina! My husband was pretty excited about the cherry tree!

  7. Nessa
    July 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

    That looks perfect!

  8. July 16, 2013 at 5:17 PM #

    How lucky you are and how fun it must be to have your very own cherry tree. I don’t think I’ve ever made a cherry cobbler but have made a peach one and loved it. I’m sure yours is extra delicious since the cherries are so incredibly fresh and picked by you. I wish I lived close by, I’d invite myself over for a slice.

    • July 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM #

      Haha Vicki!! It’s definitely cool having our very own cherry tree. I’d never made a cherry cobbler before this, either.

  9. July 17, 2013 at 1:48 AM #

    What a sweet surprise! I would dream to have a fruit tree in my yard. Those cherries look awesome. What a great way to turn those cherries into a cobbler! 🙂

    • July 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM #

      It sure was a great surprise! Thanks, girl!

  10. July 17, 2013 at 2:08 AM #

    What a nice discovery to have fruit trees in your backyard! Cherries is my favorite fruit. I can eat a lot of it! 😀 This cherry cobbler sounds fabulous Ashley. And you’re right, I have all the ingredients except cherry and cherry pitter. 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

    • July 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM #

      Cherries are my hubby’s favorite! I hope you have a great week, too!

  11. July 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    I am indescribably jealous of your fruit trees! I’m so glad you made a cobbler with sweet cherries. All the recipes I see in my cookbooks call for sour cherries and I can never find those (plus who wants sour cherries?). Your cobbler looks amazing!

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

      Yes, SWEET cherries are the best! Thanks, Lindsey!

  12. July 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM #

    You are SO lucky to have a cherry tree in your backyard! I want cherries at my fingertips! And of course, cherry cobbler. I LOVE cobblers!

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

      Yeah it’s awesome! It’s a small tree so I’ll have to wait til next year for more now 🙂

  13. July 17, 2013 at 8:35 PM #

    Wonderful looking cobbler!

  14. July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM #

    How wonderful to have your own fruit trees!! I plan to plant some one day…. This pie looks awesome!!

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM #

      Thanks, Jocelyn!!

  15. July 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM #

    This is one of my favorite desserts and yours is perfect, Ashley! So summery!

    • July 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

      Thanks, Georgia! I love cobblers, too 🙂

  16. July 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

    Would you believe I’ve never had cherry cobbler? It’s such a classic, too! I did make a blueberry cobbler recently with some of the blueberries we picked. 🙂

    • July 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

      What??!! You need to get on that ASAP!

  17. July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM #

    What a gorgeous photo of your cherry tree! You’re so lucky to have that in your backyard! My husband Chris’s favorite is cherries, too, so I’ll have to Pin this one 🙂

    • July 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

      Thanks, Jen. My hubby took that picture of the cherry tree with his phone!

  18. July 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM #

    Oh that looks so good, Ashley! I think everything tastes better when using homegrown ingredients. More of an authentic feel, right? Great recipe (:

    • July 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM #

      Thanks, Monica! Yes, very true – more authentic!


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