Mini Cherry Cobblers

by Alli

Mini Cherry Cobblers are easy to make and so delicious. Pitted cherries are lightly sweetened with sugar and tossed with lemon juice. A simple dough tops the cherries and is baked until golden brown. 

When I was a little girl, my family lived out “in the country,” about three miles from town. Every summer, my sister, Melinda, and my cousins, Dixie and Linda, and I could hardly wait until the wild plums were ripe. Why am I talking about plums when I’m sharing a recipe for mini cherry cobblers? Hold your horses, you’ll get it.

Plum trees lined the dirt road between my house and grandma’s house. It was a dead-end at grandma’s house, so there wasn’t any traffic except for family, friends, and the mailman.

Once the plums were ripe, we’d grab a paper bag and fill it with wild, yellow, juicy plums. Oh, yeah, we would pick red plums, too. Once our bags were filled to the brim, we’d head to the front porch, grab the salt shaker, and make ourselves sick eating all those plums. It was a good kind of sick.

Our home burned to the ground the summer I turned 12. We were at a baseball game when it happened. That’s when we talked our parents into moving “to town, where all the action was.”

As time flew by, we submerged ourselves in our teenage years and our plum picking came to an end. I try to go back and relive those carefree summers every once in a while by purchasing plums from the grocery store. They just aren’t the same and I can never quite recapture those summers of my youth.

Now that I’m all grown up (debatable), I prefer cherries to store-bought plums and I always look forward to finding those plump, red jewels in my grocery store once June arrives. That’s why I’m sharing mini cherry cobblers instead of mini plum cobblers. Now you know the rest of the story.

Don’t forget to remove the pit!

Mini Cherry Cobblers

Before making mini cherry cobblers, be sure and remove the pit from every single piece of fruit. You don’t want your family and friends to break a tooth.

Pitted cherries in a glass bowl

I don’t have a cherry pitter, so I score the fruit around the center with a knife, pull it open and remove the pit with my fingers. You can also use a straw or a chopstick to push the pit out the end of the cherry.

If you had rather use a pitter, you can order a cherry pitter below. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Ingredients At A Glance for Mini Cherry Cobblers

You can find the entire printable recipe towards the end of this post. 

  • Cherries- washed and pitted
  • Butter, melted
  • Granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Ice Cream (for topping the cobblers)

How To Make Mini Cherry Cobblers

Preheat the oven to 375ΒΊ. While the oven is preheating, halve and pit the cherries. Be sure and catch all the juice. Once pitted, sprinkle the cherries with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and the juice from half a lemon. Gently stir to coat the cherries.

Butter four ramekins and divide the cherries equally into the ramekins.

Cherry Cobblers

In a medium-sized bowl, stir all the dough ingredients together and spoon evenly over the cherries. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes or until dough is golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes to cool slightly before topping with vanilla ice cream.

Cherry Cobbler

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Yield: 4 servings

Mini Cherry Cobblers

Cherry Cobbler

A combination of slightly sweetened cherries, butter, and lemon juice is topped with dough and baked until the crust is golden brown.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 3 cups cherries, washed and pitted
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Dough:
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream for topping cobbler


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. While oven is preheating, sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar and juice from 1/2 lemon over cherries, Gently stir to coat cherries.
  3. Pour melted butter into four ramekins and divide cherries evenly.
  4. Mix the dough ingredients together and place on top of cherries.
  5. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Helpful Hint:  If you don’t like cherries, substitute blackberries, peaches, blueberries or plums.








Shirley Wood June 22, 2016 - 7:28 am

I’m licking my lips right now! I’ve never made a Cherry Cobbler. I need to right that wrong!

I totally enjoyed your childhood memories story. I could just see ya’ll picking plums. I’ve never been a plum eater but I am the exception and not the rule. I grew up surrounded by friends who couldn’t wait for plum season. Fun memories.

Chrishelle Ebner June 22, 2016 - 8:15 am

What sweet stories of your childhood. I would have loved to go plum picking with you and your sister. Your cherry cobbler recipe has my mouth watering.

zan June 22, 2016 - 9:20 am

You’ve got it – might just make this today if we don’t eat all the cherries in the fridge. We love cherries and I have some in the fridge as we speak. I too, am beginning to prefer store bought cherries over store bought plums. There is nothing like those summer fruit picking days – Oh I remember those from my childhood days!! But of course, our fruit in the Caribbean grow on a different soil!!

Paula Schuck June 22, 2016 - 10:24 am

OMG, that looks amazing! I love cobbler, and the idea of making single serve cobblers is super intriguing.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 22, 2016 - 10:56 am

Mini desserts are so adorable, aren’t they? These cherry cobblers look and sound so tasty! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

Mary June 22, 2016 - 11:37 am

So Fabulous. And such a great memory for you. I have similar memories of cherry picking. Just makes me smile
Now I’m hungry ?

Melinda June 22, 2016 - 11:46 am

Yes I can still remember picking those plums!!!!!! They were so good. I just got some from the store and you are right just not the same!!!!! πŸ™‚

Pam June 22, 2016 - 12:09 pm

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits. There was a plum tree AND a cherry tree on the grounds of a church I used to go to. I might have to make these cherry cobblers for old times sake.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom June 22, 2016 - 2:09 pm

I love fruit based desserts and this cherry cobbler looks delicious. I’m sorry your house burned down when you were a kid, my mom’s condo burned down last year, I know how difficult it is.

Jeannette June 22, 2016 - 4:21 pm

How cute are these? I totally love that they are the perfect size for individual servings and I’m a big cobbler fan anyway so this would be a hit for me! I think I’ll make some of these for our BBQ this weekend.

Liz Mays June 22, 2016 - 4:25 pm

I so need to make a few of these. I don’t think I’ve picked up any cherries yet this year. I think it’s time!

Breanna June 22, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Oh my goodness! These look delicious and better yet – super easy to do! (I’m not the best baker, so “easy” is “awesome” in my book!) I love how cute they are – and cherries are so delicious as a summer treat! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe πŸ™‚

Sarah June 22, 2016 - 9:07 pm

These are super cute, I haven’t seen anyone make mini cherry cobblers before!

Brandy June 22, 2016 - 9:07 pm

These are adorable, my middle child loves cherries so you know I have to make these up over Summer break!

Britni June 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm

Oh my goodness these are so dang cute! I love all fruit cobblers so this is a must try for me.

adriana June 22, 2016 - 11:35 pm

This looks so great! I’ve actually never had cobbler, but I think I need to try it! Yummy!

Rebecca Swenor June 23, 2016 - 6:13 am

Cherry cobbler is something I have never made before. This sounds delicious and would make for a great dessert idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the cherry ideas.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 23, 2016 - 8:56 am

Those look amazing! I just got some cherries the other day that were to die for. But I ate them all LOL Next time I’m at the store I’ll have to get extras and make some of these!

Jeanine June 23, 2016 - 9:11 am

Wow these look incredible! My husband is a HUGE cherry fan so I know for a fact he would LOVE these! Would love to try them for my kiddos too!

ricci June 23, 2016 - 11:33 am

I love cherry anything these days and these mini cobblers look amazing!!! These will be perfect for the Fourth of July!!! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

Tanya June 23, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Yum! Why does everything always look better and cuter when they are mini πŸ™‚

Christina Aliperti June 23, 2016 - 4:27 pm

I love cherries they are my favorite fruit. I have to make these, I know my son would love them too.

Bonnie @wemake7 June 23, 2016 - 10:18 pm

Those are certainly yummy. I have never had anything like that before. I bet the cherries make them taste really good.

Jennifer Kearney June 25, 2016 - 12:39 pm

These look so delicious!! I will definitely be trying these since I love cherry! Thanks for sharing since I’m always looking for new dessert ideas.


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