Southern Cherry Cobbler
Southern Cherry Cobbler is a real delight. This delicious cobbler is filled with fresh cherries and almond flavoring. It’s topped with a wonderful homemade biscuit like topping and sprinkled with sugar before baking. It’s one of those killer desserts that you have to get out of your house before you eat every last crumb! For those who enjoy ice cream, like I do, it’s absolutely fantastic served ala mode. If you have an abundance of cherries on hand or just love cherry desserts, this is the recipe for you.
I’ve made several fruit cobblers with this basic recipe. I’ve made both peach and gluten free peach cobblers, a blueberry cobbler, even a Figgy Pudding. It never ceases to please. I changed this one up a little so that instead of traditional cinnamon, it’s spiced up with almond extract. The flavors are marvelous.
Back in late June I received a 20-pound box of cherries from Northwest Cherry Growers in Washington state. They asked me to either can or make recipes with the cherries. I chose to make ten different delectable treats with the cherries. Without exception, they all turned out wonderfully well. Quite frankly, I gorged on this amazing Southern Cherry Cobbler. I ate it plain and with ice cream. I ate small servings and large servings. It was one of those desserts I should have sent home with friends so I didn’t eat it all!
We get cherries here in Texas around June and July each year. I will tell you these cherries from the Northwest Cherry Growers must be grown in a different soil or something. They were huge, juicy and delicious. I can’t remember ever seeing cherries quite as big as these. They were uniformly consistent in appearance, texture and taste. (I did not receive monetary compensation for this post, other than receiving the cherries free of charge.) The cherries were some of the best we’ve ever eaten.
I will say that the cherries cooked up exceptionally well for desserts. I made one cobbler, five bar-type cookies, two regular type cookies and 2 cakes. I think I’ve gained about 10 pounds enjoying all these delicious cherry desserts. 🙁
If you’re in the mood for a mouthwatering cobbler recipe, give this Southern Cherry Cobbler a try. And be sure to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s even better that way. 🙂
Southern Cherry Cobbler is a delicious treat to make for dessert when fresh cherries are in season.
This cobbler is not skimpy with cherries. This recipe uses eight cups of cherry halves.
I loved Southern Cherry Cobbler served with ice cream.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the topping, plus boiling water.
Combine flour, both sugars, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
Stir well. Then cut in butter with a pastry blender.
Continue cutting in butter until coarse crumbs form.
Add boiling water.
Stir to combine and set aside. This is a very thick, biscuit-like mixture. It’s not crumbly like a streusel topping.
I used these ingredients for the cherry layer.
Pit and halve cherries. Place in a large mixing bowl. If you have a cherry pitter this will go fast.
If you’re doing this by hand, I found it easiest to cut the cherries in half like you would peaches. Twist the cherry halves in opposition directions. Remove the pit from the one half it’s in and add it to the bowl of cherry halves.
Add sugars, cornstarch, almond extract and lemon juice.
Stir to combine.
Pour cherry mixture into a greased 9×13″ baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and crumble the topping over top of the hot cherries. Sprinkle granulated sugar over top.
Bake at 400 about 30-40 minutes until top is nicely browned and cherries thicken.
If you enjoy cherries, you’ll love this dessert. Almond flavoring gives it a little extra punch.
This shot shows a little more of the crust topping.
Here’s the recipe.
SOUTHERN CHERRY COBBER
(My own concoction)
Southern Cherry Cobbler is a terrific dessert to take to potlucks and when grilling out with friends.
You can see how plump and beautiful the cherries were.
Grab a fork and come join me. 🙂