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Jiffy Cherry Cobbler (+Video)

Jiffy Cherry Cobbler is a super easy but super yummy cobbler recipe. Made with cherry pie filling and Jiffy yellow cake mix, it is a delicious dessert that is perfect topped with ice cream!

JIFFY SKILLET CHERRY COBBLER

Looking for a quick and delicious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth? This mouthwatering recipe for Jiffy Cherry Cobbler is just for you! With just two main ingredients—Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix and canned cherry pie filling—you can whip up the most delicious dessert! This easy-to-make cobbler is perfect for those times when you crave a homemade dessert but don’t have hours to spend (or need a bunch of ingredients). The old-school Jiffy cake mix works perfect with this recipe! 

A plate with a large serving of Jiffy Cherry Cobbler and a scoop of ice cream.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Can I use a different pie filling?

This cobbler recipe is ridiculously easy to make. Feel free to change up the pie filling for any one you enjoy: apple pie filling, peach pie filling and blueberry pie filling are all delicious with this recipe.

Do I have to use a skillet?

If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, just use a 9×9-inch square baking dish.

Can I use a different cake mix?

Can’t find Jiffy Cake Mix? Just go with a regular yellow cake mix – however, you will only use half of that cake mix for this recipe as the Jiffy cake mixes are only 9 ounces and a normal box of cake mix is 15.25 ounces.

Can I make this a low sugar cobbler?

You can use lower sugar options for the pie filling. I don’t think Jiffy makes a low or zero sugar cake mix so you’d have to go with another brand.

Can I add nuts?

Yes. Since we are using an optional almond extract, it would be a great twist to add some slivered almonds. It would add a fun texture to the cobbler. Or you can just top with almonds.

What toppings can I add?

As I showed in the first picture, you can serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But you can also enjoy this by itself or with some whipped topping. Maybe a drizzle of strawberry or chocolate syrup as well.

Does the cobbler topping have to be so dark?

To make the topping lighter in color, you can just omit the cinnamon. Adjust the cinnamon as you see fit.

How to store leftover cobbler?

Any leftover cobbler should be stored in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap tightly and should be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Leftovers should be reheated in a skillet in the oven.

A skillet with Jiffy Cherry Cobbler.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • cherry pie filling – as I stated above, you can go with any flavor pie filling you like. You can also go with low sugar options too.
  • almond extract (optional) – I think almond extract goes really well with cherry pie filling but if you can’t find it or you don’t like that flavor then just leave it out.
  • butter – I almost always go with salted butter here but if you only have unsalted then just use that.
  • Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix – this is probably the cheapest cake mix you’ll find. It’s usually on the very bottom shelf at your grocery store.
  • cinnamon (optional) – I like the flavor the ground cinnamon adds but if it’s not your thing, then just leave it out.
Butter, jiffy yellow cake mix, country cherry pie filling, almond extract, and cinnamon.

HOW TO MAKE THIS JIFFY CHERRY COBBLER:

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a 10-inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the cans of pie filling into the bottom of the skillet. Stir in the almond extract, if using.

In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted butter, and cinnamon.

A skillet with cherry pie filling and extract.

Drop the batter by dollops on top of the filling.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the batter is set.

A skillet with cherry pie filling and a cobbler topping and a baked Cherry Pie Cobbler made from Jiffy Cake Mix.

Serve warm.

A spoon with a scoop of Jiffy Cherry Cobbler on top iof the rest.

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Close up looking at a skillet of Cherry Cobbler with Jiffy Mix and a scoop missing.

Jiffy Cherry Cobbler (+Video)

Jiffy Cherry Cobbler is a super easy but super yummy cobbler recipe. Made with cherry pie filling and Jiffy yellow cake mix, it is a delicious dessert that is perfect topped with ice cream!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract (optional)
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 (9 ounce) box Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a 10-inch cast iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pour the cans of pie filling into the bottom of the skillet. Stir in the almond extract, if using.
    Almond extract being dumped in a skillet with cherry pie filling.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted butter, and cinnamon. It will be thick.
    A bowl of Jiffy cake mix, butter, and cinnamon.
  • Drop the batter by dollops on top of the filling.
    Dollops of cobbler topping on top of the cherry pie filling in a skillet.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the batter is set. Serve warm.
    A spoon with a scoop of Jiffy Cherry Cobbler on top iof the rest.

Video

Notes

  • Please refer to my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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25 Comments

  1. I wonder if fresh (or frozen) cherries could be used in this recipe. I have some sour cherries (the kind I am told are are use in pies) and wonder if they would work for something like this

  2. 5 stars
    I would love to make this recipe but i don’t think we have small boxes of cake mix in Australia, the only thing i can think of is to use A box mix with the amount that is stated in the recipe & then make cupcakes with what is left over. I would make it using pie apples as i again don’t think we have cherry pie tins here either. I wish we had all the wonderful goodies that are found in the US. Never mind we Aussies know how to adapt. Thank you for a lovely recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! It’s versatile, too! Spice cake with peaches! I’m making the cherry one 1st and will use the frozen cranberry hint! I had to buy a cast iron skillet! I can’t wait! Thank you for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Well I just love all three if Y’all!!!! I enjoy saving all the recipes. Your blogs bring such pleasure each day I don’t know what is wrong with people!! If they are southern they will enjoy them too. If they are not then……who cares!!!!
    My Momma taught me that being a southern lady has some rules and one of them is … if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, then keep your mouth shut!! Folks that is just plain good manners.

  5. 5 stars
    Try adding a cup or so of fresh or frozen whole cranberries. You won’t be able to taste the cranberries but they will make taste like it was made with fresh sour cherries. A cousin taught me this trick with cherry pie a while ago and I couldn’t believe how much it tastes like fresh cherries.

  6. 5 stars
    The video was hilarious!! I’m glad you don’t take Trolls personally, there is always 1 negative to 10 positives in the bunch. Love this recipe:-)

  7. Loved the video!! So hilarious. Thanks for all you do- especially causing diabetes and posting food that looks like Bleep!!! You all are a blessing and remind me of why I’m a proud southern!!
    Blessings

  8. 5 stars
    The video was good.and I wan tto make your cherry cobbler as it looks like a quikie with good eye appeal and taste. I did wonder how it got categorized as Chinese though. Must just be more s__ from you bloggers!!!!1

  9. 5 stars
    I died laughing watching your video with the other bloogers. You all are hilarious! I just want to add my two cents with people I hate the most who post. I changed every single thing in your recipe and it tasted like sh*t. So I am giving it zero stars.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Linda! Ha! Glad we could make you laugh! And yes about the changing of the ingredients. I never mind an honest review but I don’t think we can give honest reviews if the recipe and directions weren’t followed exactly. Right?

  10. 5 stars
    That is the beauty of the recipe you can use it as a basic and play with it. Other fruit yup…and I love using spice cake with apple filling, This is why I LIKE the Country Cook real recipes real cooks can use. Don’t know about other people but I am sooo tired of recipes for truffles and lobster sauce 😉

    1. 5 stars
      Can you use a bigger box cake mix if you use spice cake this sounds delish , I’m makeing the cherry for me I would like to try the apple?