Cherry Cobbler

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Cherry Cobbler – A simple and easy dessert with fresh (or frozen) cherries. A great way to feature summer fruit with a sweet crumb topping.

Fresh fruit makes for some of the best desserts out there! Strawberry Crumb Bars are a staple in our house in the summer. And this Lemon Blueberry Cake is such a great way to use up those fresh berries.

Cherry cobbler is one of those old classics that is made over and over for a reason. I love this recipe because you can use fresh summer cherries, or make it in the middle of winter with frozen cherries.

looking down on a bowl of cherry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream

 

What Is A Cobbler

A cobbler is a traditional dish that is fruit based and then topped with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling type dough that is then baked. It is has been around forever and can really be made with almost any fruit.

A cobbler is kind of like a fruit pie, but without the crust. And the topping doesn’t have any oats, so a traditional cobbler is not the same as a “crisp”.

baked cherry cobbler in casserole dish

What You’ll Need

  • Cherries
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter

For this recipe you need about 6 cups of cherries that have the stem and pit removed. If you have frozen cherries, they work great for this recipe, so you can make it year round.

looking down on a bowl of cherries with sugar, flour and brown sugar

How To Make Cherry Cobbler

  1. Mix the cherries together with the sugar, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract until everything is well coated. Pour into an 8 inch casserole dish.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, almond extract and melted butter. The mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Spread the crumb topping over the cherries. It will be crumbly and not like a batter.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes until the cherries are bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cook for at least 20 minutes before serving.

The crumb topping for this fruit cobbler is not quite the same as others that are more of a “biscuit” dough type consistency. I really like this because some of it melts into the cherries and you get and texture all throughout the cobbler.

If you want a more traditional topping, stir in 1/2 cup of milk into the topping and it will come together a little more like a batter. Then you can take pieces of the dough and place them over the cherries.

a scoop missing from the cherry cobbler
Can I Use Other Fruits

Absolutely, you can use almost any fruit that you like.
Peaches
Pears
Apples
Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries or any combination)

What Type Of Cherry To Use

You want to use a sweet cherry to make these. I like to use Dark Sweet Cherries because I think they hold up well and have the right amount of sweetness. You just want to avoid sour cherries, the sweetness of the recipe will not work well with them.

What Pan Should I Use

You will often see cobblers made in a cast iron skillet, and that works great! You can really use any oven safe pan you have. I used an 8 inch square casserole dish. But a 11″ skillet or even a cake pan works great!

cherry cobbler in a white bowl with a scoop of ice cream on top

How To Serve Cobbler

You will notice the recipe says to let the cobbler cool for at least 20 minutes before serving. This allows all the juices to set up and not be quite as runny. I like it best warm, so after 20 minute scoop into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert!

Storage

If you have any leftovers, cover and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. It is best served warm, so when you serve the leftovers, I like to microwave each serving for 20-30 seconds. Then top with ice cream or even whipped cream.

You can also return the whole pan to the oven and heat at 350º F until the cherries are warm; about 20 minutes.

close up of cherry cobbler in white dish

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close up cherry cobbler with ice cream in a bowl
4.50 from 2 votes

Cherry Cobbler

By Erin
Cherry Cobbler – A simple and easy dessert with fresh (or frozen) cherries. A great way to feature summer fruit with a sweet crumb topping.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients 

  • 6 cups cherries, stem and pit removed (or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In a bowl mix together cherries with the sugar, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Mix until everything is well coated. Pour into 8 inch casserole dish or 10 inch skillet.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, almond extract and melted butter. The mixture will be crumbly. Spread the crumb topping over the cherries. It will be crumbly and not like a batter.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the cherries are bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cook for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

If you want a less crumbly topping, stir in 1/2 cup of milk into the topping and it will come together a little more like a batter. Then you can take pieces of the dough and place them over the cherries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 291
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