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Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe – The Perfect Fall Treat

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Looking for a delicious pumpkin dessert? Check out this Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe! Not only does it have that taste of pumpkin pie filling, but it really is a simple recipe that my family loves! You’re going to love this easy pumpkin recipe!

This easy cobbler recipe is a few simple ingredients and full of easy to follow directions!

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Combining sugar and spices is just part of this simple recipe. It’s also full of melted butter and brown sugar, too. Just wait until you take your first bite – it’s pumpkin heaven! Get your baking dishes ready because you’re going to want to make this again!

Top it off with some homemade vanilla ice cream and you’ve got quite the fall dessert!

Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe

This cobbler recipe isn’t hard to make as long as you follow the recipe. (Jump to the recipe below for the printable version!) Combining your ingredients in a large bowl and mixing well, then adding to the preheated oven, and waiting patiently for that golden brown crust to form will have you so hungry and ready to eat!

Even though we make a lot of pumpkin recipes throughout the year, I really do like the flavor of this one. I like to put whipped cream on top of my portion when it’s still warm and it melts it just a little bit, too! (If you want to add in a fun texture, add some chopped pecans on top!)

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Why is a cobbler called a cobbler?

Ever wonder how a cobbler got it’s name? The name actually started back in 1859 and has been linked to having a number of meanings, one which is “wooden bowl”. While this isn’t a wooden bowl, it’s obviously something that you can eat out of a wooden bowl so there is that correlation!

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Main Dish: Chicken Kabobs

Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Homemade Iced Tea

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Best Cobbler Recipes:

Once you make this Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe, it’s time to keep going with that cobbler theme. So many cobblers, so little time! Don’t worry. I’ve gathered up some of the best cobblers that you need to try asap!

Apple Cobbler is a great fall recipe, too and it’s fun to use your own apples that you’ve picked as well!

Blueberry Cobbler is another favorite in our house!

If you’re craving something sweet, you’re going to love this Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler!

Use your crockpot and make this Crockpot Blueberry Cobbler!

Peach Cobbler is one of the best summertime desserts!

Chocolate Cobbler just might be your new favorite obsession!

30 Cobbler Recipes that you’ll have to make one by one!

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What is the difference between a cobbler and a pie?

Basically, it comes down to the crust. A cobbler doesn’t really have a crust on the bottom at all and it has more of a dough crust on the top, too.

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Where did the cobbler dessert name come from?

Cobbler is a classic American dessert that dates back to the 19th century. The origins of the name “cobbler” are somewhat uncertain, but there are a few theories out there.

One theory suggests that the name comes from the way the fruit filling is “cobbled” together, as in the verb meaning to put together clumsily or roughly. This would make sense given that cobblers generally have a thick biscuit or pastry topping that is laid haphazardly on top of the fruit filling.

Another theory is that the name “cobbler” comes from the Old English word “cobelere,” which refers to a person who made or repaired shoes. This theory suggests that the dessert looks like a rough, patchwork shoe, with the pastry topping resembling the laces.

Whatever the true origin of the name may be, one thing is certain: the cobbler dessert has been winning hearts and satisfying sweet tooths for generations.

How do you know when a cobbler is done?

As a dessert, cobblers often prove to be a delightful treat. Whether it is the crusty top that encases the juicy fruits or the myriad of flavors that come together in a harmonious blend, cobblers are a dessert worth savoring. However, given the multitude of variations, one might wonder how to discern if a cobbler is done or not.

A baked cobbler should have a golden-brown top, a firm crust and the filling should be bubbling in the center. Furthermore, a toothpick or a cake tester inserted in the crust should come out clean.

On the other hand, a skillet cobbler should have a crispy and golden-brown bottom and the filling should have a thick and glossy consistency.

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The appeal of cobbler lies in its versatility, as it can be made with a variety of fruits, each offering their own unique flavor profile.

Popular fruit fillings for cobbler include apples, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. However, more adventurous bakers have experimented with alternative ingredients, such as rhubarb, cherries, pears, and even savory options like tomato and onion.

The possibilities are endless, and the result is a comforting and satisfying dessert that is sure to delight any palate

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Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This pumpkin cobbler recipe is just in time for fall baking!


  • • ½ cup of butter (melted)
  • • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • • 1 cup of half and half (may substitute milk)
  • • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • • 3 cups of pumpkin
  • • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • • 2 large eggs
  • • 1⅛ cup of granulated sugar
  • • ⅔ cup of light brown sugar
  • • 1 tablespoon flour
  • • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or ⅓ teaspoon each of ginger, cloves and nutmeg and ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon)
  • • 2 tablespoon butter (make certain it's cold and cut into small pieces)
  • • 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar


  • • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • • 3 tablespoons of half and half
  • • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • • ½ cup of marshmallow fluff
  • • 1 cup of pecan halves


    Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

    Once preheated, take the sugar, salt, flour, and baking powder and combine all the ingredients into a bowl. Then add in the vanilla and milk. Mix and set aside for later.

    Melt the butter and pour it into a 13X9" baking pan. Then take your mixture from earlier and pour that into the pan as well.

    Grab a different large bowl and mix the milk, eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, 1 cup of sugar, flour, and spices. Pour that mixture over the top of the crust mixture that is already in the pan. Dot the 2 tablespoons of butter on the mixture and then sprinkle 4 tablespoons of sugar across. As it is baking, the crust will rise.

    To make the topping, mix the half and half, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla until smooth.

    Put the cobbler in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. The top should also be brown.

    Once done, remove from the oven and put on a wire rack to cool. Scoop out and add to dishes then drizzle the tops with the marshmallow topping. Sprinkle with pecan pieces if you want!

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S Mishra

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I’ve never had a dish like this before. It looks really good! Beautiful recipe and amazing captures! Nice post.

Sanjay Mishra

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Wow!! Those look absolutely delish!! Rice crisps + chocolate = a dangerously delightful combination!! :)

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