Real Food – Fresh Cherry Cobbler

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My grandmother made the best blueberry cobbler on the planet. I am happy to tell you, it’s in the genes. Grandma made this recipe entirely on the stove-top in a cast-iron pot with a lid. I don’t have a similar pot, so I use the microwave (because I don’t have to watch and stir) and then the oven. Try it … you’ll love it!

cherry cobbler - cherries

I picked these cherries from my parents farm last weekend. They are a wee bit tart, so I knew they’d make great cobbler.


cherry cobbler - ingredients

I always manage to leave something out of the ingredients photo. In this case the vanilla and butter are missing. It’s hard to be the cook, mom, photographer and food stylist all at the same time.

Preheat oven to 400f.

4-6 cups cherries, pitted (you can substitute with other fruits or berries).
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Filling directions:

cherry cobbler - filling

In a casserole dish combine cherries, water, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes (until bubbling and thickened) and then stir.

Biscuit Topping:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons milk

Biscuit topping directions:

cherry cobbler - biscuit topping (& the help)

While the filling is in the microwave, mix together biscuit topping ingredients in a small bowl until combined. As you can see I had a helper. One who loves to cook, but not brush her hair (oh dear)!

cherry cobbler - biscuit topping

Drop topping by spoonfuls onto filling. Bake for 25-28 minutes until bubbly and brown.

cherry cobbler

ENJOY! (It would be great served with ice cream or fresh cream … I didn’t have any).

MK xo

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Cori · August 20, 2010 at 3:59 am

I didn’t know what to do with all the cherries I picked in my garden (except jam…). Your recipe looks tasty and easy. I will be able to make a great dessert for the kids. Thanks for the great idea and recipe.

Liz@thisfullhouse · August 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Mouth…watering…my mom/grandmother used to make a cold cherry soup using sour cherries…mouth watering, again!!!

180|360 · August 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Picked from your parents’ farm?! So envious.

Ironically, I almost always leave something out too! Glad to know I’m not alone. I actually tried to photoshop an errant onion into a photo a few weeks ago. :)

leslie · August 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

Holy cow! That looks GOOD! I am making it FOR SURE this week. And mom’s tree finally has cherries. OMG! Great post!

Todd · August 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

looks like quite a bit of work, but also looks totally worth it! yum!

Mom · August 26, 2010 at 6:41 am

I made some jam last night, turned out a bit runny but yummy.
Also made a crisp with rubarb & cherries, good but have more cherries so will try with your biscuit reciepe, it looks delicious!!!

abdominoplasty · August 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

wow. I’m hungry all of a sudden. that looks really delicious. and it is healthy too. I would put some chocolate syrup on top of it.

horsegames · August 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm

wow. I need to taste that like right now. it’s looks really delicious.

Black cherry juice · July 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Looks delicious! I think I’m gonna make one this weekend.. I love to cook and want to learn how to bake as well!

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