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Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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This easy Crock Pot cherry cobbler is made with just three ingredients and is ready in two hours!

A few years ago I tried this easy 3 ingredient Crock Pot Peach cobbler recipe. I didn’t believe it would work, but much to my surprise not only did it work, but the cobbler was really good. So of course, I had to try a few other variations because it’s just so easy and so good.

First up, a cherry cobbler made with the same basic three ingredients. Rather than canned fruit, though, you will use canned pie filling. I’m pretty certain you could also use a homemade filling, if you want as well.

Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Just like the slow cooker peach cobbler, this fruit cobbler uses canned fruit, a cake mix and butter. We paired the cherry pie filling with cherry chip cake mix. I was afraid it’d be too much cherry but it was perfect.  You could also use a white or yellow cake mix. Or go for a chocolate cherry cobbler with a chocolate cake mix. Have fun with it!

Dump the pie filling in the bottom of a 4 quart slow cooker. I like the oval slow cooker for this recipe because it allows the cake to spread out and not be quite as thick of a topping.  We used a 30 oz can of cherry pie filling but you could easily use 2 cans or one 30 oz and one 15 oz can.

Dump the cake mix evenly on top of the pie mix. Try to get the mix evenly spread so it bakes up at the same thickness.

Cut a stick of butter in to pieces. Scatter the pieces evenly on top of the cake mix.  That’s it. DO NOT MIX. Resist the urge! Just put the top on, set the slow cooker to high and walk away.

Start checking the cobbler at 2 hours to see if it’s done cooking. Slow cookers are all a little different. The cobblers take 2.5 – 3 hours in this slow cooker.  You want the fruit to be bubbling and the cake mix to be fairly browned on top. Use a toothpick to check the cake for doneness.

Let the cobbler cool so it’s not boiling hot before serving. It’s great warm or cooled. Serve with whipped cream or a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Yield: 4

Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe
Cook Time 2 hours


  • 1 30 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box cherry chip cake mix
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), cut in to pieces


Empty the pie filling in to the crock of a 4 quart slow cooker. 

Dump the cake mix on top of the pie filling.

Scatter the butter pieces evenly on top of the cake mix.

Put the cover on the slow cooker and turn on high.

Cook for 2 hours. The cobbler made need to cook up to 3 hours total. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 977Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 833mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
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  • Crystal
    February 18, 2020

    Will it work in a 6 qt. slowcooker? That is all I have.

    • Camille
      March 14, 2020

      It will but it will cook quickly. Double or triple for a 6 quart.

  • Michelle
    August 20, 2018

    Is this something you can bake in the oven as well?

    • Camille
      August 21, 2018

      I’ve never baked this in the oven.

  • Pauline Peters
    August 2, 2018

    can you cook it on low? I am making 12 servings does that add to the cook time?

    • Camille
      August 8, 2018

      Sure! It will just take longer. I’d probably double the time but I’ve never tried it.

  • Rhonda Gales
    June 6, 2018

    This looks delicious. I’m going to Pin this post to my dessert board. I’ll be making this for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  • sandy
    February 12, 2018

    Can you use picture apple pie filling

    • Camille
      February 13, 2018

      Yes, in fact I am working on a post about an apple cobbler version!

  • Linda
    February 11, 2018

    I’ve never been much for desserts in the slow cooker, but this is the exception. I adore anything cherry and 3 ingredients tops it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing. I hope you can bring this over to What’d You Do This Weekend. Party starts Monday.
    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  • Evelyn mcKay
    February 10, 2018

    Love your

  • Junell Dean
    February 10, 2018

    Can you use a 6 qrt slow cooker too?

    • Anita A.
      February 10, 2018

      This looks so easy. Can I use a round crock top?

      • Camille
        February 12, 2018

        Yes! Just know that the cake on top will be a thicker layer.

    • Camille
      February 12, 2018

      You can but the cobbler will be thinner.

  • Ava
    February 7, 2018

    This dessert looks incredible !!
    And by reading your recipe it looks easy to made.
    I definitely gonna try this at my home.

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 3, 2018

    Oh my that looks so good! Had to pin this one!