Pecan Pie Cobbler

Pecan pie cobbler in a casserole dish with vanilla ice cream

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Cool: 30 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
520 Calories
32g Fat
58g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 520
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 193mg 4%
*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.)

If you love the sticky sweet texture of a pecan pie, but also enjoy the doughy goodness of a cobbler, you will swoon for this pecan pie cobbler.

The dessert looks fancy, but it is extremely easy to make. Melt butter directly in a casserole dish and pour a simple batter on top. Then sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans. The magic happens when you pour boiling water all over the top. This seems strange, but don't worry. When you open the oven door once it's baked, all will be revealed.

The dessert bakes up perfectly, with a crunchy texture from the pecans interspersed with soft pillows of cobbler. If it still seems a bit wobbly when it comes out of the oven, it's okay; this cobbler firms up as it cools. Once set, simply scoop the cobbler and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. It's a great dessert to feed a crowd, and a great addition to your holiday spread—should you chose to vary your offerings.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    ingredients for pecan pie cobbler

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  2. Place the butter in a 2-quart baking dish.

    butter in a baking dish

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  3. Heat in the oven until the butter is melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.

    Butter melted in a casserole dish

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  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

    Dry ingredients in a bowl for pecan pie cobbler

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  5. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.

    Milk and vanilla extract mixed into dry ingredients in a bowl

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  6. Pour the batter mixture over the melted butter in the casserole dish.

    Batter and butter combined in a casserole dish for pecan pie cobbler

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  7. Sprinkle the surface evenly with the pecans and brown sugar.

    Pecans and brown sugar sprinkled on top of cobbler batter

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  8. Slowly pour the boiling water evenly over the top and do not stir.

    Boiling water poured on top of pecan pie cobbler

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  9. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown about 30-35 minutes.

    Pecan Pie Cobbler with water on top

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  10. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. The cobbler will thicken as it cools.

    Baked pecan pie cobbler

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  11. Enjoy plain or serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

    Pecan pie cobbler in a serving dish with vanilla ice cream

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This pecan pie cobbler can be made up to a day in advance of a holiday get together or family gathering. Once baked, allow to cool completely before covering with plastic wrap. Serve it at room temperature or warm. Offer guests whipped cream or ice cream.


This dish can be enjoyed plain or served a la mode. Top each serving with a scoop of ice cream. Vanilla is classic, but pumpkin ice cream or even salted caramel ice cream would complement these flavors, too.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature or up to 4 days in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Frozen cobbler should be thawed in the refrigerator overnight and then warmed in the microwave before serving.