Lemon Cobbler is such a bright, zesty, lemony dessert, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make! It’s the perfect Easter dessert, or if you’re just craving a lemony dessert that’s sure to impress. Made with a few shortcuts, if you’re in the mood for a delicious, easy, and lemony dessert, this Lemon Cobbler is the recipe for you!

fork bite of lemon cobbler

This Lemon Cobbler dessert is super easy and it’s great when served with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. I love serving this dessert warm; just pop it into the oven when you sit down to eat, and by the time you’re ready for dessert, the cobbler is done!

Blank Form (#3)

Enter your email below and we'll send the recipe straight to your inbox (and more recipes sent weekly!)

Lemon Cobbler

Lemon desserts are my favorite in the spring, and I love serving this recipe whenever we have people over for dinner. Like many of my recipes, this one can be assembled ahead of time and then just pop it into the oven when you’re ready to bake it. Or, bake it, cover it and take it to a potluck or gathering, warm it in the oven and serve!

Read more: Lemon Cobbler
a 9x13 pan lemon cobblers

I use canned lemon pie filling to make this dessert. The pie filling has the perfect consistency and just the right amount of sweetness, so all you need to do is assemble, bake, and serve!

You can make this Lemon Cobbler recipe in a 9×13-inch baking dish, and if you use a pretty dish, it can go from the oven to the table. Pass the ice cream, and then dig in! 

serving a lemon dessert with crust

Why I love this recipe

  • Lemon Cobbler is a cheery, lemony, and easy dessert that’s great served warm or at room temperature.
  • It’s made in a 9×13-inch baking dish, so there’s enough for a small group or for everyone to have seconds.
  • It’s doubly delicious served with whipped cream, ice cream, or even a fruity sorbet.
ingredients to make Lemon CobblerS

Gather these ingredients

  • Lemon pie filling – 2 21-oz cans.
  • Lemon – Juice from 1 lemon.
  • Butter – Melted.
  • Milk
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract – Pure or artificial vanilla is fine.
  • Almond extract
  • Cornstarch
  • Mint sprigs – Option garnish.
how to make a Lemon Cobbler

How to make Lemon Cobbler

  1. Preheat your oven to 375-F  and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. Spread the canned lemon pie filling over the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the top of the pie filling.
  4. Combine the melted butter, milk, 1 cup of sugar, salt, baking powder, all-purpose flour, vanilla and almond extracts in a medium bowl until well mixed.
  5. Pour the flour mixture over the top of the lemon pie filling, spreading it carefully into an even layer.
  6. Add the remaining ½ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the same bowl and mix until combined. 
  7. Sprinkle this sugar and cornstarch mixture over the top of the cobbler.
  8. Drizzle 2 cups of boiling water over the top of the cobbler.
  9. Bake for about 1 hour at 375-F.
  10. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint or whipped cream.
9x13 baker of cobbler

Tips & substitutions

  • You can prepare the cobbler up to the point of adding the boiling water. Add the boiling water just before baking.
  • Purchase extra cans of lemon pie filling and keep them in the pantry to make this dessert any time!
  • Spreading the crust over the top might be tricky. An off-set spatula can help, but it doesn’t have to be pretty! It’ll bubble and brown just nicely! 
fork bite of lemon cobbler

Serving suggestions

Lemon Cobbler is the perfect spring dessert. I love serving it with Easter brunch alongside other Easter treats like my favorite Vidalia Onion Casserole or a meal of corned beef. It’s also delish with potluck favorites like Ham & Peas Pasta Salad or a tasty casserole.

a serving of cobbler with vanilla ice cream


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can warm the leftovers up in the microwave or a low oven.

Check out these awesome lemon recipes while you’re here

serving a lemon dessert with crust
No ratings yet
Leave a Review

Get the Recipe:

Lemon Cobbler

Luscious lemon flavor topped by a buttery crust? This Lemon Cobbler is the perfect lemon dessert, and it’s so easy to make!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 12
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Save Recipe


  • 2 21 oz cans lemon pie filling
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cup sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Tiny mint sprigs for garnish on the ice cream


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. On the bottom, spread the 2 cans of lemon pie filling, scraping the cans to get it all. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the pie filling.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, 1 cup sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, vanilla, and almond extracts. Pour over the lemon pie filling, spreading carefully (it might be sticky, so do the best you can – it doesn’t have to be perfect as the crust will puff up as it bakes:)
  • In the same bowl, add the remaining ½ cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Mix together with a fork and sprinkle on top of the cobbler mixture.
  • Over the entire cobbler, gently pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a tiny mint sprig.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Did you make this recipe?Tag @reluctantentertainer on Instagram and hashtag it #reluctantentertainer!
Lemon Cobbler