Whenever you are feeling down, you need some kind of sweet comfort. The same goes for when you are happy because you have accomplished something and you want to celebrate. Or, perhaps you want to make a seemingly ordinary day brighter. You can never go wrong having sweet treats around. Whatever the occasion is, desserts brighten up everything!
This Easy Homemade Cherry Cobbler recipe is a must-try, another excellent addition to your list of desserts to make for your friends and family.
But first, what is a cobbler?
It is a dessert that is made with a fruit or any savory filling, topped with a biscuit, dumpling, or a batter before baking in the oven. In South America, their cobbler recipes consist of a top and bottom crust, more like a thick-crusted pie. Sounds like a crumble? Crumble and cobbler are two different things although they have similarities. The latter, essentially a crisp, comes with a topping made with a combination of flour, butter, sugar, oats, and nuts. Cobbler, like what we have said, has a biscuit-style topping.
There are many fruits that you can use to make a cobbler – apples, pears, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries, and cherries, just to mention a few. You can even have a combination. Our today’s dessert recipe though makes use of cherries…..
This homemade cherry cobbler recipe is one of the desserts that are easy to make. Filled with cherries and topped with more, it’s very satisfying. You can even serve it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
2 lbs. of fresh cherries (pitted and cut in half)
1/2 c. of sugar (granulated)
2 tbsp. each cornstarch and lemon juice
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. each sugar and all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (unsalted, melted)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the cherries to a saucepan along with all the other ingredients. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently.
- In a bowl, combine baking powder, flour, sugar, milk, egg, and salt. Mix well until smooth. Melt the butter in a skillet, take it off the heat and add the batter.
- Spoon the cherry mixture over the batter and spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Pitting your cherries would be much easier using a cherry pitter.
- Method: Baking
To make your cherry cobbler more presentable when serving, you can dust it with powdered sugar. You can also top it with a scoop of ice cream, preferably vanilla flavor. That right there is a match made in heaven! And lastly, add a sprig of mint before serving. That would surely impress your guests.
How to Store
If you are unable to finish your cobbler on the same day, you can store it in the fridge. It should last 4 to 5 days. To avoid a mess, you might as well keep it in the same skillet. All you have to do is to cover it with a foil, and be sure that it has completely cooled. You can always transfer it to an airtight container, too.
Now if you want to eat a serving again, reheat it in the microwave. Doing so in the oven is fine, too. It should take about 15 minutes.