Super Easy Southern Cobbler Recipes You Can Throw Together In Minutes

Here are the best Southern cobbler recipes to make all year long.

Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Photo: John O'Hagan

At the top of the long-winded list of why we love cobblers so much is this important reason: how easy they are to make. You have turned fresh in-season produce into warm, gooey butter-filled perfection in just a few whisks and sprinkles of sugar.—Plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

And while we stay true to the forever classics of Southern cobblers—like our best-ever peach cobbler and deep-dish berry cobbler—we are suckers for any cobbler that makes our lives a little easier and our bellies a bunch happier. Our all-time favorite renditions now include an indulgent chocolate cobbler, an autumnal sweet potato cobbler, and a cakey strawberry cobbler that'll have you rethinking how you do your batter. Make your way down this list of best-ever Southern cobbler recipes and cherish every melt-in-your-mouth bite.

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Deep-Dish Berry Cobbler

Deep-Dish Berry Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

This deep-dish recipe, packed with three different kinds of berries, is a fuss-free pastry everyone will love. The refrigerated piecrust makes it even simpler to assemble. Try any combination of berries you prefer.

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Cakey Strawberry Cobbler

Cakey Strawberry Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

You might never go back after trying this cakey version of classic cobbler. It'll also make you want to stray from peaches more often. With 10 minutes of prep time, you'll have a sweet strawberry-and-cream cobbler.

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Blueberry-Orange-Ginger Cobblers

Blueberry-Orange-Ginger Cobblers
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

These citrusy personal cobblers, topped with biscuits, automatically put them near the top of our to-do list. The flaky biscuit exterior perfectly pairs with the sweet cooked fruit. To serve a crowd, make this cobbler in a baking dish instead.

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Easy Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Every Southerner has an easy-as-pie peach cobbler recipe up their sleeve. This one will be your new favorite. With only six ingredients and 10 minutes, you'll want to serve this peach cobbler at every event.

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Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

We're here for any excuse to keep chocolate in the dessert lineup. This recipe, also known as chocolate pudding cake, deserves nothing less than a big scoop of ice cream and your undying love. Make it at a moment's notice with ingredients that are mostly pantry staples.

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Classic Apple Cobbler

Classic Apple Cobbler Recipe
Stephen DeVries; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Like homemade apple pie but even better. Two kinds of apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon fill this old-fashion treat. Impress all of your guests by pairing it with homemade ice cream.

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TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler Sundaes

TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick / Food Styling Marian Cooper Cairns

Why a sundae? Because warm caramel sauce and roasted pecans make everything better, even blackberry cobbler. The buttery, cake-like crust and caramelized edges will make this your new go-to dessert.

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Sweet Potato Cobbler

Sweet Potato Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos, Food Styling: Gordon Sawyer and Tina Stamos, Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a streusel topping make this cobbler recipe the perfect fall treat. Spread the dough over the cobbler like a pie crust or place it in biscuit form. The best part of this recipe is you can make it entirely in your skillet.

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Ginger-Plum Slump

Ginger-Plum Slump
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

A slump is like a stove-top version of a cobbler, and plums become delightfully caramelized underneath pillowy dough dumplings. Cook the fruit in your skillet until it becomes a sweet and syrupy mixture. The mounds of soft dough bake and "slump" down, giving the dessert its name.

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Triple Berry Sonker with Dip

Berry Sonker with Dip
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Top this dessert with a half-and-half or buttermilk "dip" instead of ice cream. This berry-filled recipe is an old-fashioned dream. Feed a crowd with this dessert baked in a large, deep dish.

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Pecan Pie Cobbler

Pecan Pie Cobbler
Micah A. Leal

Oh yeah—we went there. Transform your favorite Thanksgiving dessert into a cast-iron treat you'll want to enjoy all autumn. Even better, this dessert comes together in minutes.

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Grilled Peach Cobbler

Grilled Peach Cobbler
Greg DuPree

Take dessert to the grill with this version of peach cobbler that includes cast-iron caramelized peaches and a drop biscuit topping. After browning the biscuits, let them stand for 10 minutes before serving. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect topping.

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Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Jennifer Davick

Let your patriotic side take over with these layered cooled-down cobblers. Vanilla ice cream and fresh berries have met their match. Switch things up by substituting pitted fresh cherries for the berries.

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Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits

Cobbler Recipes: Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Apples and cherries make quite the cozy pair in this pretty dessert. Buttery biscuit dough is rolled with almonds and brown sugar to bake it into a fun pinwheel crust. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

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Tomato Cobbler

Savory Tomato Cobbler
Hector Sanchez

We bet you didn't see this one coming. Since tomatoes straddle the border between veggie and fruit, we decided to include this savory rendition that is always the star of the cookout. Use stone-ground cornmeal for a biscuit-like crust.

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Pecan-Peach Cobbler

Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Two Southern classics—pecans and peaches—come together in a dessert that fits at any cookout or party. Layers of the pecan-laden crust are the perfect match for this fruit cobbler. It's a modern twist on a classic.

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Patchwork Cobbler

Patchwork Cobbler
Photo: Hector Sanchez

This cobbler, topped with squares of sugar-crusted pastry, makes the most of summer fruits like peaches, plums, and blueberries. When arranging the patchwork crust, leave openings for the steam to escape. Cool the cobbler on a wire rack for at least an hour before serving.

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Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars
Hector Sanchez

When you need a more bake-and-take option, go for this cookie bar version of a traditional Southern cobbler. The streusel-like crunch, made from toffee-glazed pecan pieces, adds the perfect texture. Cool completely before slicing into bars.

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Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Easy Blackberry Cobbler
John O'Hagan

They had us at "easy." Make this easy cobbler by dumping the berries into the pan and stirring in the topping. Customize this effortless cobbler to your preferences.

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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Thanks to this easy peach-filled recipe, those who can't have gluten can have this cobbler. In only 15 minutes, the caramel, butter, and fruit mixture assemble for this easy-to-make cobbler. Bake until golden brown.

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Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel

Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel
Alison Miksch

Spruce up your cobbler topping game with this toasty, nutty streusel wonder. It showcases in-season berries perfectly. Turbinado sugar adds the perfect sugary crunch to the crust.

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Peach-Berry Crumble

Tropical Coconut Pudding
Photo: Iain Bagwell

We're ending on a note that might appeal to those who prefer more textured cobblers: a crumble. Plus, the peaches and berries make about the prettiest display of color you'll see all season. Substitute blueberries or raspberries for the blackberries if you prefer.

For more fruit-inspired desserts, check out these Fruit Dessert Recipes To Make All Summer Long.

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