Magic Lemon Cobbler

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If you’re a fan of bright, sunny lemon desserts, then get ready to be amazed by this magical lemon cobbler. It’s a fun twist on a classic cobbler that delivers delicious lemon flavor with a whimsical baking surprise.

The magic happens when you layer a tangy-sweet lemon pie filling over a rich buttermilk cobbler batter in your baking dish. As it bakes, the two layers incredibly swap places! The filling sinks to the bottom, creating a vibrant lemon pudding, while the batter rises to the top, forming a pillowy golden cobbler crust. It’s like a sweet magic trick right in your oven.

But this cobbler isn’t just entertaining to make, it’s downright delectable to eat. The lemon pudding base has the perfect balance of tangy and sweet citrus flavor. The buttermilk cobbler topping is light yet rich, making for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures in every bite. Serve it up warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for ultimate lemon bliss.

Why You’ll Adore This Lemon Cobbler

  • So quick and easy with just a few basic ingredients
  • No mixing bowls needed – just layer ingredients right in the baking dish
  • The filling and batter magically swap places during baking for a fun reveal
  • Tangy-sweet lemon flavor balanced by rich buttermilk cobbler batter
  • Versatile for picnics, potlucks, holiday gatherings, and anytime you crave lemon
  • Delicious served warm, room temp, or chilled
  • Endlessly customizable with your favorite toppings

Lemon Cobbler Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Lemon pie filling or lemon curd
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Buttermilk (or whole milk)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon extract (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

How to Make Magical Lemon Cobbler

  • Melt butter in a 9×9 inch baking dish in the preheated 350°F oven.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, and lemon extract (if using) until a batter forms.
  • Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter in the baking dish.
  • Dollop the lemon pie filling over the batter in an even layer.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until puffed and golden brown around the edges.
  • The magic happens – the lemon filling is now a pudding on the bottom!
  • Let cool slightly and serve warm, topped with whipped cream, ice cream, lemon slices, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Magic Lemon Cobbler

The magic happens when you layer a tangy-sweet lemon pie filling over a rich buttermilk cobbler batter in your baking dish.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place butter in a 9×9 inch baking dish and melt in preheated oven for 3-4 minutes until fully melted. Remove from oven.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, and lemon extract (if using) until a smooth batter forms.
  • Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter in the baking dish (do not stir).
  • Spoon the lemon pie filling or lemon curd evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until puffed and golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly. The lemon filling will be a pudding on the bottom!
  • Serve warm, topped with whipped cream, ice cream, lemon slices, powdered sugar, or desired toppings.

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