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Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler

Are you looking for a no-stress dessert recipe? My Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler might be the perfect solution! This delicious dessert is made with simple pantry ingredients and takes only 10 minutes of hands-on time. 

I ask you, is there anything more comforting than a lovely warm fruit cobbler? Delicious cooked fruit surrounded by dough and topped with whipped cream or ice cream is my idea of the perfect dessert.

A serving of cobbler in a white bowl with vanilla ice cream on top.

If you’re a fan of warm fruit desserts, too, then this Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler will be perfect for you! It’s made with convenient canned pineapple tidbits surrounded by a lovely sweet cobbler dough. I’m sure it’ll become a favorite of your family!

❤️ Why I Love This Recipe


  • Ten minutes of hands-on time. 
  • One pan and one bowl mean minimal clean-up.
  • Simple, familiar flavors.
  • No unusual or hard to find ingredients.

🛒 Ingredient Notes


Ingredients needed to make pineapple cobbler.

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  • Light Brown Sugar and White Granulated Sugar – I use a combination of brown and white sugar in this recipe. The white sugar gives the desired sweetness and the brown sugar adds a nice, subtle caramel flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour, Salt, Baking Powder – Staple ingredients for dough. You probably have everything you need on hand, but if you’re shopping for flour I always recommend  White Lily.
  • Ground Ginger – Ginger is one of the “warm” spices that we often think of for fall and winter recipes. It adds a lovely touch of spice to this recipe. I usually choose McCormick brand ginger because it’s available everywhere. 
  • Salted Butter – In the south, cooks typically use salted butter for everything even desserts. 
  • Honey – Adds just an extra little touch of sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract – Where would we be without it?! Use any brand you like. McCormick vanilla is always reliable.
  • Whole Milk – I highly recommend using whole milk. You need the little extra amount of fat that it contributes.
  • Canned Pineapple Tidbits – Drain them well but keep some of the juice to use in the dough mixture. Dole is a widely available, consistently excellent brand.

The complete ingredient list with detailed measurements is included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

🔪 How to Make Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 9 x13-inch pan or baking dish with either butter or cooking spray and set it aside.
  3. Melt the stick of butter either in the microwave or on the stovetop over very low heat. Set the melted butter aside to cool slightly.
  1. In a large mixing bowl add the sugars, flour, salt, baking powder, and ginger. Mix well.
  2. Add in the melted butter, pineapple juice, honey, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir until well combined. 
  3. Pour the dough into the prepared pan
  4. Add the drained pineapple tidbits on top spreading them as evenly as possible. Slightly press the tidbits into the dough.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are set and golden brown in color.

👉 PRO TIP: To test for doneness, insert a wooden toothpick into the cobbler halfway between the edge and the center. It should come out clean if it’s done.

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One bite of cobbler on a fork suspended over a serving bowl.

🍽️ How to Serve


This cobbler is a delicious ending to many meals. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or butter pecan!) or with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A lovely menu featuring this recipe as a dessert would be braised pork chops, potato salad, and honey wheat bread spread with homemade butter

🔀 Recipe Tips and Variations


  • You can use all one type of sugar if you like. However, I find that using half brown and half white sugar yields just the perfect balance of sweetness and deep caramel flavors in the dough. 
  • Using some juice in the dough allows the entire cobbler to be infused with pineapple flavor.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans to the batter for a different twist.
  • Add a small jar of well-drained maraschino cherries along with the pineapple.

🍚 How to Store and Reheat


Place any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Rewarm individual servings in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Portions may also be reheated in an air fryer at 330 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

A serving of cobbler in a white bowl with whipped cream on top.

❓ Questions About Pineapple Cobbler


Can I use fresh pineapple in the recipe?

Yes, you can use an equal amount of fresh pineapple chunks in place of the tidbits in the recipe. However, keep in mind that it won’t be quite as sweet as canned. 

Can I make the recipe gluten free?

Absolutely! Simply exchange the all-purpose flour in the recipe for a one-to-one substitute gluten free flour.

Lana Stuart.

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Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler

My Easy Homemade Pineapple Cobbler is a great no-stress dessert! It's made with simple pantry ingredients and only 10 minutes hands-on time. 
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup salted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • ¼ cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 20 ounces canned pineapple tidbits (reserve ¼ cup juice)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 9 x13-inch pan with either butter or cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the sugars, flour, salt, baking powder, and ginger. Mix well.
  • Add in the melted butter, pineapple juice, honey, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the dough into the prepared pan.
  • Add the drained pineapple tidbits on top spreading them as evenly as possible. Slightly press the tidbits into the dough.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are set and golden brown in color.

Notes

  • To test for doneness, insert a wooden toothpick into the cobbler halfway between the edge and the center. It should come out clean if it’s done.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or butter pecan!) or with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  • Place any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Rewarm individual servings in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Portions may also be reheated in an air fryer at 330 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 326kcal | Carbohydrates 53g | Protein 3g | Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat 1g | Monounsaturated Fat 3g | Trans Fat 0.5g | Cholesterol 32mg | Sodium 407mg | Potassium 165mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 40g | Vitamin A 415IU | Vitamin C 7mg | Calcium 137mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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2 Comments

  1. Anne olson says:

    5 stars
    Lana,
    This cobbler is so tasty and the texture is wonderful.
    Thank you so much for this recipe.
    A question: I happen to be out of honey so I could not add it to the batter. The cobbler came out superb anyway, so I’m wondering what happens when the honey is added.
    Does the cobbler stay fresh longer? Taste a little different?
    Anne O., a displaced Virginian in Montana

    1. Hi Anne – the honey just adds a tiny bit of sweetness. Leaving it out is no problem!