Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe

| September 10, 2012 | 8 Comments

Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe
A step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for a quick and delicious Cherry Cobbler.  When you need a really quick and easy dessert, and one you can say that you made yourself, try this Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe.  It’s sure to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings you’ve been having.  It’s also easily adaptable to various other fruits like blueberries or apples.  Just a few simple ingredients are all you need.


Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe:


My beloved little car recently decided to finally give up on me through a transmission failure.  I’ve had some problems with the transmission off and on over the past 6 years, but this time it just didn’t want to go any further.  It’s only the second time it’s left me stranded in those 6 years so I’m certainly not complaining.  Still, being stranded along side of the road isn’t much fun and being without a car for a week or so isn’t much fun either.

I’ve been very thankful to have the little car as it’s been a real blessing to me in more ways than one.  We’ve made a lot of good fishing trips together over the years and the motor is still purring like a champ.  I just haven’t decided whether to replace the transmission or seek something newer.  I’m very much attached to it and hate to just park it for good.  You know what I mean?

A few days at home soon found me with a sweet tooth that wouldn’t quit and nothing in the house that I could grab for a quick fix.  Then, I thought about a recipe that one of my auction house buddies had recently shared with me.  A few weeks back, I purchased the ingredients to make it but I’ve been working on some other projects for Taste of Southern and just hadn’t got around to doing it yet.

There is this super nice couple, Genelle and Charles, that sit in front of me at the auction I attend each weekend.  We constantly talk to each other and it’s usually about food.  Go figure.  Well, recently, Genelle brought me a hand-printed card with a quick and easy recipe that she said she thought I might like to try.  Just the fact that it was written out by hand made it super special and something I’ll cherish forever.  I love handwritten recipes.  I love finding them in old cookbooks or maybe tucked inside of an old magazine.  They just speak to my heart.

Anyway, here’s the recipe that Genelle shared with me.  I was so excited when I remembered I had already purchased the few ingredients and got right up and started working on it.  The only thing that took anytime at all was the fact that I was taking pictures of the whole process to share with you here on Taste of Southern.  Even at that, in just a few minutes I was pulling a bubbling hot Cherry Cobbler out of the oven.  And yes…it satisfied that nasty old sweet tooth in no time.  Thank you Genelle!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, drop these few simple ingredients in your cart and keep them on hand for when YOU get a sweet tooth.  You’ll be glad you did.  Ready to give it a try?  Let’s Get Cooking!!!


Quick Cherry Cobbler, ingredients.
Quick Cherry Cobbler:  You’ll need just four ingredients.  Margarine or butter will work just fine.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, Genelle's recipe card.
Here’s a copy of the actual recipe card that Genelle gave me.  Don’t you just love it?  It just takes me back to reading so many handwritten recipes that my mother and my aunts use to trade with each other.  It’s so simple it’s written on just one side of the card.  Of course, I’ve got a printable copy of the recipe at the bottom of this post for you.  And, while we do a lot of “made from scratch” type of recipes here on Taste of Southern, sometimes you just want to satisfy that sweet tooth as quick as possible.  Right?


Quick Cherry Cobbler, add the cherries.
The hardest part of the whole recipe will probably be opening up the can of cherries…or blueberries…or apples….whatever fruit filling you decide to use.  Just open the can and pour the cherries into a baking dish.  The recipe says to use a 8″x8″ dish.  I just grabbed this deeper casserole dish because I didn’t want anything bubbling over inside the oven.  Play it safe.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, add the cake mix.
Then, open up the box of cake mix and sprinkle it all across the top of the cherries.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, spread it around evenly.
Spread the cake mix around evenly over the cherries.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, drizzle with butter.
I zapped the butter in the microwave about 10 seconds at a time until it melted enough that I could drizzle it all over the layer of cake mix.  It’s hot so be careful.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, add the pecans.
Sprinkle the pecans over the top.  You could omit these all together if you don’t have any on hand.  Or, you could make a simple crumb topping that would probably be equally as good.  Lots of possibilities with this little recipe.

Bake at 375º for about 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.


Quick Cherry Cobbler, bake and serve.
In no time you’ll have a deliciously bubbling hot dessert that you can eat all by yourself.  Well, maybe a good portion of it.  Not that I ate a large hunk of this all by myself or anything like that.  I’m just saying you could…if you had a really bad sweet tooth type of craving.  Oh…you know what I mean.  Just as Genelle said at the bottom of her handwritten recipe….”Delicious and so easy to make.”  We hope you’ll try it soon.



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Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


A step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for a quick and delicious Cherry Cobbler. When you need a really quick and easy dessert, and one you can say that you made yourself, try this Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe. It’s sure to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings you’ve been having. It’s also easily adaptable to various other fruits like blueberries or apples. Just a few simple ingredients are all you need.



  • 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 box of Jiffy Cake Mix, one layer
  • 1 stick of Butter or Margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup of Pecans, chopped


  1. Place Cherry Pie filling in an 8″x8″ dish.
  2. Sprinkle cake mix over the pie filling, spread it out evenly.
  3. Melt margarine and drizzle over mixture.
  4. Sprinkle top with chopped Pecans.
  5. Bake at 375º for about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  6. Enjoy!


This would also work with Blueberry Filling or Apple Filling. Omit the pecans if you like or try adding a crumble topping instead. It’s just so easy!

Keywords: Quick Cherry Cobbler Recipe, cake mix, canned cherries, easy, kid friendly, southern recipes


Your Comments:  What do you do when you have a sweet tooth that just wont go away?  I hope you’ll take just a moment and leave us a Comment in the section below.  I’d love to hear from you.  And, it’s the only way we have of knowing that you stopped by for a visit.  It only takes a minute or two and I try to reply back to as many as I possibly can.  All comments are moderated by me, so that means that I read each and every one of them.  Once it’s approved, it will show up on our site so come back again and look for my reply.  Thank you for helping us spread the word about Taste of Southern.  I hope you’ll visit us again real soon.

Be Blessed!!!





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Award Winning Food Preservationist, Fisherman, Author of three cookbooks. "From Mama's Big Oval Table, From Mama's Big Oval Table - BOOK TWO and Carolina Christmas Sweets and Appetizers." Online Contributor to Our State Magazine Newsletter.

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  1. Telicia Snipes says:

    Hi there i have all ingredients but the jiffy cake mix, i have the original box of jiffy muffins mix would that work in place of Jiffy cake mix instead?????

  2. Eileen Cackowski says:

    I use fresh fruit! I usually mix sliced peaches, raspberries and blackberries. Oops. I’m drooling. Sorry. It’s good!

  3. Tess says:


    Sorry, but I see where I mistyped my message/question to you above… DUH… pertaining to the Jiffy Cake mix; I was trying to type: how many ounces is the cake mix? 🙂

    Thanks again,


    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Tess, I believe it’s a 9 ounce box. I searched the Internet for it and that’s what “they” say. Hope this helps. Thanks again for your visits, and do stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  4. Tess says:


    Could you please tell me, is that a small can of cherry pie filling? And does the Jiffy Cake mix only come in one size? How many ounces is the it? Sorry to have so many questions, I just want to make sure I get the right sizes when I go shopping for my goodies so I can make this!! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing… it’s looks yummy!! I make something similar, but with pumpkin. It’s soooo good in the fall.

    Sorry to ramble on so much! Again, thanks for ALL of recipes that you post, they look wonderful.

    Have a great day, 🙂


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