Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler


A warm-from-the-oven gingerbread cobbler made with peach and cherry pie filling makes holiday parties and get-togethers easier to entertain.

Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler |

Now that it is November, the holidays are quickly approaching. You need to shop. You need to bake cookies. You need to put up the tree. You need to make dinner for house guests. You need to bring dessert to your friend’s house. Where does all the time go? And with the time going so quickly, you need a no-fuss dessert. That’s why serving cobblers are ideal because you throw everything into a pan, bake, then serve warm. Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler is perfect for winter because it smells and tastes like Christmas. Plus it’s a nice break from the monotony of cookie trays and fruitcake.

I think this is my first time making cobbler. Ever. The idea of fruit with something that isn’t chocolate on top isn’t my idea of dessert. However, this gingerbread cobbler makes me wonder why I’ve never made one before, especially since it’s so easy to throw together.

Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler |

What is a cobbler anyway? It is a dish where you cover the filling (savory or fruit) with either a batter or biscuits before baking. It earned its name cobbler because the top resembles a cobbled road (more noticeable when using biscuits) and because the ingredients are cobbled together (thank you Wikipedia). So now that we are both educated, let’s have a bite.

Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler |

Depending on your style, you can either make homemade pie filling or buy canned filling. I have recipes for both peach and cherry pie filings. If you want to use canned (since it is the middle of winter, after all), I recommend Lucky Leaf.

Yields 8-10

Peach and Cherry Gingerbread Cobbler
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3 cups peach pie filling (homemade or canned)
3 cups peach pie filling (homemade or canned)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 11x7 pan or 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Combine the peach pie filling, cherry pie filling, and walnuts directly in the pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the filling starts to bubble.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar and shortening until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the molasses and egg. If needed, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in half of the flour mix until just combined. Beat in buttermilk until combined. Then finish beating in the flour just until combined (do not overbeat).
  5. Drop spoonfuls of batter on top of the hot fruit filling then spread into an even layer. Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Cool for a few minutes then serve warm with ice cream.

Source: Adapted from Baking Basics and Beyond (Amazon affiliate link)
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  1. This looks absolutely stunning! The colors are so vivid. I think it could be a huge hit in my house for Thanksgiving! :) I’d probably make cherry pie since that’s my dad’s favorite. But me personally? I’d take this cobbler over that!

  2. Yum! I’m thinking of making peach cobbler. Can’t wait to try this out.

  3. Love cobblers and this one looks and sounds yumm. Love the addition of molasses. Will be making this sometime :) ! I would probably make a crust free cherry, peach coconut crisp just coz am counting carbs till the holidays start ;) ! Then am letting loose !

  4. I love love love cobbler and I am actually jealous I never thought of gingerbread cobbler! Lol. Unfortunately I am allergic to cherries but that tote warmer is super cute. I use a tea cozy to keep the pot warm almost every day.

  5. I would make your cherry and peach gingerbread cobbler! It looks amazing!

  6. Carla, this looks crazy good. I love that you made a recipe using a shortcut. The holidays are always crazy busy, and this is the perfect recipe to whip up in a jif. I love the combo of cherries, peaches, and gingerbread. Yum!

  7. This cobbler sounds amazing, perfect for the season.

  8. This is the time of year we always bake gingerbread but I never thought of topping a cobbler with the batter. This is genius, Carla!

  9. I am not a dessert eater, but this sounds like it would be a wonderful way to do overnight oats. I already make gingerbread overnight oats, so adding cherries and peaches to it would be easy and tasty.

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