Cherry cobblers are one of the easiest desserts you can make from scratch. It’s a perfect mixture of sweet cherry filling and a crispy cinnamon biscuit topping. Bake them in mini ramekins to serve individually. You can even prepare them beforehand and pop them in the oven for 15 min before your guests arrive.
This beautiful cherry dessert is best enjoyed warm with vanilla ice cream.
How to make a Cherry Cobbler
Makes 4-6 servings
For the cherry filling
5 cups or 1.7 lbs or sweet red cherries, pitted and halved
2/3 cup of sugar
2 tbs of cornstarch
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbs of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 tsp of almond extract (optional)
For the topping
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 tbs of unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1/3-1/2 cup of milk
In a large pan, bring the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and salt mixture to boil. (Cornstarch helps to thicken the juices and brings your filling together. You don't want it to be too juicy.)
Add lemon juice, vanilla, and almond extracts to the mix. (Vanilla and almond extracts add a nice aftertaste to the overall flavor. They go so well with the cherries. However, don't worry if you don't have them. They are optional, and you can make a great filling without added flavors too.)
Cook the cherry mix over medium heat for approximately 5 min or until the filling thickens. Remove from the heat.
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Prepare your dough. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly mix in pieces of butter until it resembles of crumbs. Gradually add milk and continue stirring it until the dough is moist but not too runny.
Lightly grease ramekin bowls with butter. Add a few spoonfuls of cherry filling and top it with a spoonful of biscuit dough.
Bake it in the oven for 15 min or until the dough is golden brown and crispy.
Serve while warm, best with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
Cherry Cobble FAQ
Which cherries should you use?
It depends whether you like your cherry cobblers sweet or whether you're looking for a bit of tanginess. The sweeter the cherries you use, the more delicious your dessert will be and less sugar you'll need. If you opt for the sweetness, try dark red Bing cherries or Balaton cherries.
You can also use sour cherries in cherry cobbler, just use a little more sugar when preparing the filling.
If your on the lookout for timeless cherry cobbler recipes, this easy to make cherry cobbler will hit the spot. Whether you decide to go with sweet or sour cherries, this recipe will turn out flawless!