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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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Magic Lemon Cobbler

Published By Jill
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. 
5 from 77 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

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.
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This looks DEVINE!! I want to try it right now.

Looks really good have too try it this summer.

This was delicious. I made a small box of cook and serve lemon pudding.5 stars

Looks wonderful, wonder if it can be made grain and sugar free?? Might try it since I have a Meyer Lemon tree.5 stars

Diane–did you achieve the “sugar-free” recipe???

I know that substitution questions are the worst, but have you tried it with a gluten free all purpose flour??

I make a cobbler very similar to this all the time with Cup4Cup gluten free flour and it turns out wonderful!!

I made this twice in one week! Very good and refreshing. Can’t wait to make it for a summer cookout.5 stars

Thank you for posting the ingriedents and directions at the top. I really dislike scrolling scrolling scrolling to find that information. I am trying this for supper tonight. Love lemon!

Delicious, will make it again.5 stars

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