Oh, guys, do I have a doozy of a recipe for you today! Magic Cherry Cobbler. Yes, this recipe is magical. It is one of the most spectacular Cherry Cobbler recipes you’ll ever eat. No kidding. This fantastic dessert layers fresh cherries on the bottom. Then it has a topping layer. After that you sprinkle sugar and boiling water on top. All the ingredients kind of mix together as they bake. The crust is so amazing. Except for the fact that you have to pit cherries, it’s also incredibly easy to toss together.
If you’ve been following my blog recently, you know I’ve posted quite a few cherry desserts. I absolutely love them. This cobbler is no different. Fresh cherries are in season for only a couple of months during the summer. I try to make the most of it by using cherries frequently in desserts. Of course, I also enjoy eating cherries fresh, just out of the bag. Ah, yes. cherries are really something special.
I served this last Friday night for our care group potluck. To say it was a hit with everyone is an understatement. It was phenomenal. Everyone in our care group likes Blue Bell (ice cream) on desserts….cakes, pies, even cookies or brownies! So we served it ala mode. Everyone drooled over it. You have to experience this luscious dessert to believe it.
I first tried this recipe with my Magic Peach Cobbler. Out of all the Peach Cobbler recipes I made in the summer of 2014, that was our favorite one. I wondered what the recipe would be like using cherries and substituting almond extract for the cinnamon. It was awesome.
If you’re looking for a “to die for” heavenly dessert, you MUST make this Magic Cherry Cobbler now. Fresh cherries will be out of season in a few weeks. After that, you’re best bet is to substitute canned cherries. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This dessert is highly addictive! 🙂
Magic Cherry Cobbler is awesome!
This dessert is terrific for company–especially in the summer when you can use fresh cherries.
All of our guests drooled over this dessert.
We served Magic Cherry Cobbler, ala mode. Yum.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Pit and halve cherries. Pat cherries dry before placing in a greased 9×9″ glass baking dish.
Soften butter. Add sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract.
Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add baking powder, salt and half-and-half.
Whisk ingredients until combined.
Spread topping ingredients over top of cherry layer as evenly as possible.
Combine cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar. Sprinkle over top of topping layer.
Pour boiling water over top of sugar layer to cover as evenly as possible.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes.
Every mouthful of Magic Cherry Cobbler was utterly delightful.
This picture shows how the crust topping hardens while baking. Everyone really loved that part of the dessert.
Whether you serve Magic Cherry Cobbler ala mode or plain, this is one scrumptious dessert.
Here’s the recipe.
MAGIC CHERRY COBBLER
(My own concoction)
We loved Magic Cherry Cobbler.
Be warned: this dessert is addictive! You won’t want to stop after only one piece. 🙂
Magic Cherry Cobbler is one of the best cobbler desserts I’ve ever made. You’ll love it too.