Easy Fruit Cobbler

Easy Fruit Cobbler

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
435 Calories
20g Fat
62g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 435
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 99mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fruit cobbler is an easy and popular dessert. Use your favorite fruit pie filling in this recipe: Apple, peach, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, and strawberry rhubarb are all good choices.

This cobbler was made with cherry pie filling and baked for 55 minutes. The baking dish was placed in the oven with the butter, and by the time the oven was at temperature, the butter had melted. It took no more than 8 to 10 minutes to make the batter and dump everything in the baking dish. 


  • 4 ounces butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • Kosher salt

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 (20-ounce) can fruit pie filing

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Fruit Cobbler ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Add butter to an 8-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch round baking dish and place in the oven to melt.

    Butter in a baking pan

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  3. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk in a large bowl. Mix until well blended.

    Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk in a large bowl

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  4. Remove baking dish from oven once butter has melted. Pour batter over butter.

    melted butter in a baking dish

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  5. Pour pie filling over top of batter. 

    Pour pie filling over top of batter and butter in a baking pan

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  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown around edges. It might look buttery on top, but the butter will sink into cake as it cools a bit.

    Easy Fruit Cobbler in a baking pan

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  • The recipe may be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan. 

Recipe Variation

  • Streusel Topping: Combine 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar (light or dark) with 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup of chilled butter. Mix with a pastry blender to make crumbs. Add 1/4 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts. Sprinkle the streusel over the pie filling layer and bake as directed.