Magic Lemon Cobbler

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Lemon dessert lovers, this one is for you! Magic Lemon Cobbler is so fun and easy to make. A tender buttermilk cobbler with sweet and tart lemon pie filling–this dessert is so fresh and perfect with a big dollop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler

Magic Lemon Cobbler

This wonderful cobbler really is magic! Simply pour the batter into a casserole dish with melted butter, add the pie filling on top, and while it bakes the lemon pie filling and the cobbler magically switch places. Such a fun dessert!

For more fantastic dessert recipes, take a look at these: Instant Pot Vanilla Cheesecake | Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes | Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding | Easy Maple Pecan Bars

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the recipe card):

  • Butter
  • Lemon pie filling – use any variety you like best.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Buttermilk – you can use whole milk instead.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon extract (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

ingredients to make Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler

How to Make Lemon Cobbler

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sugar and whisk to combine. Pour in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and lemon extract and whisk just until combined.

mixing wet and dry ingredients together

Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the stick of butter in a 9×9-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.

melted butter in the casserole dish

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

cobbler batter poured over the melted butter in the casserole dish

Spoon the lemon pie filling over the batter.

scooping lemon pie filling over the batter

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

freshly baked Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler

Cool slightly before serving.

Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler on a white plate with lemons and whipped cream

Toppings for Magic Lemon Buttermilk Cobbler

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh lemon slices or lemon zest
  • A drizzle of honey

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover cobbler covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated. It will stay fresh for up to five days.

closeup of Lemon Cobbler

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5 from 15 votes

Magic Lemon Cobbler

Lemon dessert lovers, this one is for you! Magic Lemon Cobbler is so fun and easy to make. A tender buttermilk cobbler with sweet and tart lemon pie filling--this dessert is so fresh and perfect with a big dollop of ice cream or whipped cream. 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • 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.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Pour in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and lemon extract and whisk just until combined.
  • Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter in the pan (do not stir).
  • Spoon the lemon pie filling over the batter.
  • Bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes until the edges of the cobbler are golden brown.
  • Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

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32 comments on “Magic Lemon Cobbler”

  1. 5 stars
    This was soooo goood!!!  I made my own lemon pie filling- took about 10 minutes on the stove, and when that cooled, mixed it up. Easy to do and a hit! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for your recipes Jill. I get a bit fed up of recipes that say they are easy but then aren’t, and i really appreciate that your recipes really ARE easy, and tasty! I also have three terrific boys and work full time, so dinner has to be quick and easy! We’ve made this lemon cobbler twice now and it’s a big hit. In France we don’t have quite the same ingredients but I used ready-made vanilla cake mix and spread at jar of lemon curd on top. Turned out great! Merci!

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