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Classic Cherry Cobbler Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings

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This Classic Cherry Cobbler is the ultimate dessert for summer! It uses fresh cherries and a simple stir together batter. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream! Includes step by step recipe VIDEO.
cherry cobbler in white baking dishCherry season has made it to Canada friends, and we’re kicking things off with this awesome — and beautiful — Classic Cherry Cobbler. Made with fresh BC Tree Fruits cherries because we’ve got to take advantage of them while we have them! (Since they’re only in season for 4-5 weeks and available for convenient pick up in your local grocery store!)

Anytime we can cook or bake with Canadian-grown product is a real plus — BC Tree Fruits Cherries are as fresh and local as it gets!

I know if you’ve been around here for any length of time you know how much I love a hot, oozing dessert with a scoop of ice cream (vanilla only, please and thank you).

My Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, this Caramel Apple Pudding Cake (also made with BC fruit!), and this Pumpkin Pudding Cake are some favorites around here.

This year, we’ve shared this Crockpot Blackberry Cobbler and this Blueberry Cobbler, which were so good we’re adding another member to the family: Classic Cherry Cobbler.

cherry cobbler overhead

The thick, sticky, red cherry filling? It’s really the star of the show here.

And the star in that filling? Big, beautiful, juicy BC Tree Fruits cherries. (And I had to stash a couple bags deep in the fridge to keep the kiddos hands off them long enough for me to make it — they make the perfect delicious and nutritious summer snack!).

Summer fruit is one of the things we look forward to most as the snow thaws and the sun starts getting warmer – there is nothing like fresh, Canadian-grown fruit and veggies and we’ll definitely be enjoying our share while we have a chance! Don’t miss out 😉

Be sure to look for the leaf so you know that you’re getting Okanagan-grown cherries!

Learn more about BC Tree Fruits Cherries and try them out for yourself! Plus, visit their food guide for more delicious recipes!  

cherry cobbler side angle

Tips for Making this Cherry Cobbler:

As we’ve talked about before, there are a few different ways to make a cobbler recipe.

There are those who use a biscuit like topping on top of a fruit filling. There are those who spread the cake batter onto the bottom of the pan and add the fruit on top.

And there are cobblers like this one, where the batter is dropped and gently spread on top of the fruit and baked. This is the way I prefer to do it (and it’s my recipe so I call the shots around here 😉 ), because I love the way the cherries cook down to make that incredible, thick, sticky sauce at the bottom as it bakes.

cherry cobbler scoop out

How to make Crockpot Cherry Cobbler:

You can definitely make this Classic Cherry Cobbler in the crockpot. Simply spray the slow cooker with non stick spray, pour the cherries into the bottom, and gently spread the batter over top.

Cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 3-4 hours before serving warm.

*This post is generously sponsored by BC Tree Fruits, the opinions and language are my own and in no way reflect of BC Tree Fruits. Learn more about BC Tree Fruits Cherries here.

Cherry Cobbler

This Classic Cherry Cobbler is the ultimate dessert for summer! It uses fresh cherries and a simple stir together batter. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream! Includes step by step recipe VIDEO.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 6 servings
Calories 356kcal


  • 5 cups fresh cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (160g) divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g) divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease an 8x8" baking dish or a 2-3 quart casserole dish. 
  • Place cherries, 1/4 cup (35g) flour and 3/4 cup (150g)sugar in the baking dish and stir to combine. 
  • In a medium bowl, stir together remaining 1 cup (125g) flour, 1/4 cup (50g) sugar, and baking powder until combined. Add in buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla and stir until moistened. 
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls over the cherries and bake for 40-45 minutes until topping is golden brown and cherries are thickened and bubbly at the edges. 
  • Serve warm with ice cream or as desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Keywords cherries, cherry buckle, cherry cake, cherry crisp, cherry crumble

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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