Last Minute Cobber, Make Ya Holler! Haha! I love this recipe because I can use any fruit that I want or have on hand at the last minute, or that's getting ready too ripe!
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Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe for a Last Minute Dessert

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Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe: When I have a craving for something sweet, for an after dinner treat… this last minute cobbler recipe is my go-to!

What I love so much about this cobbler recipe, is that you have a few different options of which type of “fruit” cobbler to make. I especially love how you can use canned fruit, like canned peaches for a quick and easy peach cobbler recipe.

The day I snagged the photos for this recipe post, I had blackberries in the fridge that needed used. But more on that below. You’ll also find the base ingredients below, and then you can add just about any fruit you prefer!

This is such a quick and easy cobbler recipe. I love this recipe because I can use any fruit that I want or have on hand at the last minute, or that's getting ready too ripe!

HELP! Quick Dessert Needed!

So about two months ago, on a weeknight, I was invited over to a friends house for dinner, and I told them I would bring dessert. About an hour before I was due to leave, I realized that I never even made anything to take. Hey… life got away from me, you know?

Anyhoo… I looked in my pantry, and I saw that I had a can of peaches. Winning!

I was able to whip up the peach cobbler in no-time, and head out of the door on time.

Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe

The following week, my husband invited a business colleague over for dinner at the last minute, and after I smacked my husband for doing that (just kidding), I started getting heart palpitations thinking about how I didn’t have anything made for dessert.

It wasn’t until I pulled myself together, that I remembered how I made that last minute peach cobbler a couple of weeks before.
But to my dismay, I didn’t have any canned peaches. But boy oh boy… I had blackberries in the fridge, that I needed to use PRONTO.
I had bought them at a discount the day before at the produce stand, when I lied to myself saying I was going to go home that evening and whip up something special and miraculous with those blackberries. Yeah… I went home that night, put on my pj’s and watched “Bachelor in Paradise,” instead.)

I whipped those blackberries out of the fridge, tossed together the ingredients to make a last minute cobbler, and by the time we were finished eating with my husbands business colleague, I was servin’ up a blackberry cobbler, and impressin’ the heck out of my husband.

Actually, I recall him saying,

Woah. Well aren’t you Martha Stewart.

After I did my little curtsy,  I snuck back in the kitchen and snickered at the awesomeness of how I pulled that one off.

Easy Cobbler Recipe, where you can use peaches, canned peaches, blackberries, apples, just about anything you want!

Fresh or Canned Fruit & Other Filling Ideas

If you’re in a time crunch, and need to whip up a quick dessert recipe, look no further! Just use the standard recipe ingredients below, and add in the fruit of your choice.

Here are my favorite fruits to use:




canned peaches (do not drain)

Mix two different berries

Experiment away with what you have on hand.

Last Minute Cobber, Make Ya Holler! Haha! I love this recipe because I can use any fruit that I want or have on hand at the last minute, or that's getting ready too ripe!

Last Minute Cobbler, Make Ya Holler!

Jessica Burgess
This amazing cobbler recipe requires only 7 simple ingredients. Pair with vanilla ice cream for the BEST dessert.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 308 kcal


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fruit


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a microwave safe, 9x9 baking pan, melt the stick of butter in the microwave.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, milk, baking powder & salt.
  • Pour batter on top of the melted butter in the baking pan. (Do not mix.)
  • Pour chosen fruit on top of batter mixture. (Do not mix.)
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until top is almost a golden brown.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 164mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 580IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dessert with fruit, easy dessert recipe, easy fruit cobbler
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I hope this quick and easy cobbler recipe saves you from your heart palpitations that you may have, if your husband invites someone over at the last minute too. Or… you procrastinate on making a dessert for a social gathering. 🙂

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Until next time,

Peach cobbler recipe with canned peaches

Easy Cobbler Recipe - Quick and canned be made with canned fruit like peaches, cherries, etc.! Or fresh!

6 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe for a Last Minute Dessert

  1. Tara says:

    I followed the recipe exactly and this turned out to be a Pinterest fail for me. It never fully baked, as there was so much butter bubbling up around all of the edges. I even used a slot spoon and tipped the pan to the side to drain out some of the excess, but the damage was already done.

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww, I’m sorry it didn’t turn out! I make this about once every two months or so and I haven’t had a problem with it. I almost wonder if the can of fruit you used had a lot more liquid in it that others? It may not be anything you did! Or did you use a 9×9 baking dish, or shallow one? I’m not sure if that will make a difference or not. Just trying to think of why it may not have worked.

  2. M says:

    Made it today as a last minute dessert (you were right about the heart palpitations). Came out great and everybody loved it. I did drain the canned peaches, though.

    Anyhow, you’ve earned my lifelong gratitude, Jessica !

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!!! I’m so glad that everyone loved it! Thank you for coming back here to let me know!!

  3. elofie says:

    3 stars
    Was happy to find this easy recipe. Used only one half the amount of sugar, buttermilk instead of milk and added a bit more fruit than called for – frozen blueberries and fresh peaches. Was so oo good! Thanks so much.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi there! I’m glad that you liked it and told us what you changed! What do you think would make this a 5-star recipe instead of 3? I’d love to hear!

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