Easy Cherry Cobbler

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Easy Cherry Cobbler

This simple, but delicious fresh sweet cherry cobbler with a homemade biscuit topping is the perfect dessert when cherries are in season and on sale!  This easy cherry cobbler recipe requires no fuss and comes together in a cast-iron skillet. 

Take advantage of the sale on sweet cherries at Safeway to make this cherry cobbler this week.  The cherries are just $1.67/lb. with a Just for U Digital Coupon through June 15th.  

Cherry cobblers are so much easier to make than cherry pie because there is no pie crust to deal with.  By using a simple drop biscuit for the cobbler topping, you save time and add delicious flavor to the cherries!

For this recipe, we are using sweet cherries, which have a totally different flavor profile than sour cherries.  Many traditional cherry pies and desserts use sour cherries, which can be substituted here, but sour cherries are often more expensive and harder to find than their sweet cousins. 

Ingredients in Old Fashioned Cherry Cobbler

  • 4 cups cherries, pitted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Drop Biscuits

  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

 

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How to Make a Cherry Cobbler

This is such an easy recipe!  The most time-consuming part is pitting the cherries.  For that, I highly recommend using a cherry pitter.  You can pick one up at any big box store or at Amazon.  It makes the job so much quicker. 

Pitting cherries is also a perfect job for older kids, but be sure to have them wear an apron, otherwise, their clothing will be coated in cherry juices. 

Frozen cherries can also be used if you don’t have fresh cherries on hand.

Preheat the oven to 350° F.  

Lightly grease an 8″ cast iron skillet with butter. 

Place the pitted cherries, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon juice into the skillet.  Stir to coat and set aside. 

 

To make the biscuits

In a small bowl, combine the butter, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar.  Using a fork, pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. 

Add the 1/2 cup boiling water and stir the batter until it is combined. 

Heat the skillet over medium heat and bring the cherry mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Drop the biscuit batter in heaping tablespoons onto the cherries.

Bake the cobbler for 45 to 50 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. 

 

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Fresh Sweet Cherry Recipes

We love sweet cherries and have lots of cherry recipes to share!

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Goat Cheese Honey Cherry Bruschetta and Lemon Ricotta Cherry Bruschetta

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Grilled Cherry Crisp With Maple and Graham Cracker Crumble a la Mode

Cherry Coconut Lime Hydrator

Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

If you have a can of cherries on hand – these Cherry Pie Bars With Almond Glaze are amazing!

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Easy Cherry Cobbler

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Dessert, Easy Cherry Cobbler
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherries pitted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Drop Biscuits

  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Lightly grease an 8" cast iron skillet with butter.
  • Place the pitted cherries, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon juice into the skillet.  Stir to coat and set aside.
  • To make the biscuits
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar.  Using a fork, pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
  • Add the 1/2 cup boiling water and stir the batter until it is combined.
  • Heat the skillet over medium heat and bring the cherry mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Drop the biscuit batter in heaping tablespoons onto the cherries.
  • Bake the cobbler for 45 to 50 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

 

 

 

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