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Easy Lemon Cobbler

Of all the brightest and most invigorating desserts I can think of Easy Lemon Cobbler ranks the highest. Sweet and tart you will love this dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cobbler, easy desseert recipes, easy dessert, Lemon, magic lemon cobbler
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 44 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 21 ounce can lemon pie filling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Place the stick of butter in a 9x9-inch square baking dish and place it in the oven to melt for 3-4 minutes until fully melted. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sugar and whisk to combine.

  4. Pour in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and lemon extract and whisk just until combined.

  5. Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter in the pan (do not stir).

  6. Spoon the lemon pie filling over the batter.

  7. Bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes until the edges of the cobbler are golden brown.

  8. Cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Notes


This recipe is really interesting because the pie filling is added on top but during the baking it ends up on the bottom with the cobbler on top.

Whole milk can be used instead of buttermilk.

Fresh lemon zest can be used in place of the lemon extract.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.