This easy cherry cobbler recipe couldn’t be any easier. Seriously.
There are many things about summer that I love: dipping my toes into beach water, taking naps on a hot, lazy day, wearing flip flops daily, ICE CREAM, and having access to an abundance of wonderful fruits and vegetables in markets and at farm stands. Since moving to Nevada, I’ve come to embrace Whole Foods Market since that’s the best market in town. I love walking through the aisles and spotting interesting goodies on the shelves, and their produce is undeniably amazing. The fine folks at Whole Foods mailed me a box of 5 pounds of fresh cherries last week so I could check them out. They were nothing short of amazing. Fresh cherries are the bomb in the middle of summer.
I piled some of them into a bowl and we went into our backyard and oohed and ahhed at them. My son took a silly picture of me oohing and ahhing.
So what do you do when you have loads of fresh cherries? You make cherry cobbler, of course! Like I said before, it’s easy. Pile cherries into a little casserole dish and drizzle them with lemon juice.
Crumble an easy-to-mix cobbler topping on top. My Mom was visiting for dinner the night that I made the cobbler, and she happens to be gluten-free… so I tried out some of the Cup 4 Cup All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend for this recipe (you can use regular flour if you’re not gluten-free). As they say on their package, you can use this flour in place of regular flour for baking. We thought it was really very good. I can’t wait to try it with some of my cookie recipes.
Here it is all baked-up. I love how the cherry juices ooze into the top layer.
And there you have it: an easy cherry cobbler recipe. When baked, the cherries become soft and wonderful. They retain their sweetness and their juices too. We topped our cobbler with a little whipped cream, but ice cream is a good idea too.
Oh yeah, and Whole Foods wanted to give 5 pounds of their cherries to a lucky RecipeGirl reader as well… watch for that giveaway here on the blog later this week!
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min (add time for pitting cherries!)
Cook Time: 35 min
Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe
Terrific, easy recipe for cherry cobbler. For gluten-free adaptation, see Tips below.
5 cups fresh cherries (pitted and left whole)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup All Purpose Gold Medal® Flour
1 large or jumbo egg, beaten
6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
whole cherries, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8x8-inch square pan (or similar-sized round casserole dish).
2. Pile cherries into the prepared dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour. Use a fork to stir in the egg. Keep stirring until the egg is incorporated into the dry ingredients and it's a crumbly mixture.
4. Crumble the crumbly mixture over the cherries. Drizzle melted butter on top.
5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is a nice golden brown and the cherry juices are bubbling. Remove from the oven and cover with foil to keep warm until you're ready to serve.
6. Use a hand mixer to whip the cream in a medium bowl. Add powdered sugar during mixing, and continue to mix until the cream is thick. Serve whipped cream over individual plates of cobbler. Top with a fresh cherry, for garnish, if desired.
*For pitting cherries, it's easiest to use a cherry pitter like this one: OXO Cherry Pitter
*If you are preparing this as gluten-free, use 1 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour to replace the regular all-purpose. I used Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend and it worked out great. They sell it in the Williams Sonoma stores too.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from this recipe)
Disclosure: Whole Foods Market sent me some cherries to sample. Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour sent me some of their product to sample. I was not paid to write about their products- it’s simply something I like to do once in a while to share with my readers about great products that are out there in the marketplace.
Other cobblers on the blogs that you might enjoy:
Peach Cobbler by Food Wishes
Rhubarb Cobbler by The Pioneer Woman
Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese Biscuits by Joy the Baker
Plum Cobbler by Simply Recipes
Strawberry- Peach Cobbler by Pinch My Salt