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How To Make Fruit Cobbler With Pie Filling: A Delicious and Easy Dessert

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Fruit cobbler is a great last minute dessert and you don’t even need fresh fruit to make it! The easiest way to make a delicious cobbler is actually with canned pie filling. This type of cobbler is made with a simple cake-like batter and topped with your favorite fruit pie filling. It’s a recipe that can even be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator to be reheated. Once you learn how to make fruit cobbler with pie filling you’ll rarely use fresh fruit again!

How To Make Fruit Cobbler With Pie Filling

How To Make Fruit Cobbler With Pie Filling: A Delicious and Easy Dessert

Most people think of in-season fruit like fresh berries, fresh peaches, etc. being in a cobbler, but that’s not always so. You can actually use peach filling canned peaches to create an amazing peach cobbler recipe. The same goes for other types of pie filling. Using canned pie filling indeed makes for the easiest cobbler and less preparation time. And if you don’t have a cake mix (another easy hack) then you can use the following simple ingredients to make this perfect dessert.

What is a cobbler?

A cobbler is a delicious dessert that’s light on cake and can be made with any combination of fruit. The different types of cobblers are pandowdy, crisps and buckle.

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cherry pie filling

What are the most popular fruit pie filling cobbler flavors?

It’s no surprise that the most popular are cobblers made from apple pie filling and cherry pie filling. Universally those are popular pies as well. Cobblers made from cans of peaches, pears and berry mixture are also a favorite dessert. A berry cobbler recipe can be made with fruit filling as well, like mixed berry, blueberry, blackberry.

apple pie filling

Dessert For A Healthier Diet

When it comes to cobblers the best part for me is it can be part of a low calorie diet. This is due to the fact that the cake (and carbs associated with it) are less dense than other desserts.

Easy Fruit Cobbler Recipe Using Pie Filling

This dessert is so easy to make and perfect for all year long!


  • 1 can fruit pie filling (20-ounce can)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

blueberry fruit cobbler pie filling recipe


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place butter in a 9×13 inch baking pan and melt for a few minutes in oven.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl – sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir in the milk until just barely combined, making sure not to over stir.
  5. Pour batter into the baking dish on top of melted butter. Do NOT stir together.
  6. Spread the pie filling evenly over the batter.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  8. Cake will rise to the top during baking.
  9. Cool for about 30 minutes and then serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Tips for Making a Fruit Cobbler

  • You can use any type of fruit pie filling for this recipe.
  • Don’t over mix the batter or the cobbler will be tough.
  • If you don’t have a 9×13 inch baking dish you can use a couple 8 (or 9) inch square baking dishes.
  • For a more decadent cobbler you can add a layer of chocolate chips over the batter before you add the pie filling.
  • Top the cobbler with chopped nuts before baking for an added crunch.
  • For a sweeter cobbler, you can add an extra 1/2 cup of sugar to the batter.
  • If you’d like an even crispier cobbler then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • If you want a more savory cobbler you can use a savory pie filling, such as chicken pot pie filling or beef pot pie filling.
  • Making a fruit crisp (a similar dessert) is easy to do with a topping of oats, flour, and sugar before baking.
  • You can also top the cobbler with a streusel topping.

Directions for making a streusel topping:

Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter (cut into small pieces) and then sprinkle over the top of the cobbler before baking.

cherry cobbler recipe with fruit pie filling

How To Serve Cobbler:

  • Fruit cobbler can be served as a part of a breakfast or brunch meal.
  • In addition to dessert, you can also serve fruit cobbler as an after school snack.
  • Serve fruit cobbler warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

What is the history of cobbler?

During American colonial times, cobblers were often enjoyed as the first course of a meal or even as breakfast. The made do with the ingredients that were available to them and adapted recipes from their home countries to work with the available ingredients.

fruit cobbler peach cobbler recipe with pie filling

More Cobbler Recipes

Get my recipe for homemade peach cobbler! It’s one of my favorite peach recipes. The delicious cobbler recipe is so easy to make with simple ingredients during peach season. Plus, the instructions for making the peach fruit base are perfect for using other types of fruit.


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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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