Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This recipe uses frozen cherries, so it's great to make all year round! This is a sweet cobbler you can reduce the sugar slightly for a less sweeter taste. Although I have never tried it, I imagine that you could also make this using frozen or fresh blueberries.
- 4 cups frozen dark sweet cherries (can use 1 cup more)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar (can use 1 tablespoon)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces (no substitutes)
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
- Set oven to 400 degrees (oven rack to second-lowest position).
- Butter a 9-inch glass baking dish.
- To make filling: cook all the filling ingredients in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar begins to dissolve (about 3-4 minutes).
- Spoon the filling into prepared baking dish.
- To make the topping: in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Blend in the cold butter using your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Stir in buttermilk with a fork JUST until combined (do not overmix!).
- Drop the dough in mounds over the filling, leaving space between the mounds.
- Lightly sprinkle sugar over the dough.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the topping id golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
- Cool slightly and serve warm.
Four cups of cherries was not enough so I added frozen strawberries to pie plate. Poured cooked cherries over the strawberries. Instead of making the topping, I thawed a pie crust and butter both sides and randomly placed over the fruit. After baking for 25 minutes, I sprinkled a little sugar over the crust and baked for 5-7 minutes longer. Family loved it.
Da-da didn't have any cherries, so he used all the limes and frozen chunks of some kind of freezer fruit and mixed all all up (of course doubling the recipe) as well as adding all kinds of things he needed to get rid of in the fridge -- 3-day-old bacon, a black banana, last week's PB&J (cut up), some 6-month-old jackfruit that was so expensive Da-da was reluctant to throw it away, a touch of Venezuelan ham (Da-da THINKS it was ham) -- tossed it all in the baking dish, covered it (quadrupling the sugar and cinammon and adding oats and coconut and the odd walnut shell), and baked it till it was miserable. Truly fantastic. O'course, Da-da made this cherry cobbler the right way before that and it was excellent, though he omitted the cherries again and used some kind of fruit he wasn't sure humans could eat. Turns out we could!
I added vanilla and some oats to the topping... seemed a bit dry when I first ate it... that's cause I added the oats... when it cooled off it was much better. The kids and hubby loved it so I am giving it a 4 star. Great for breakfast!