Cherry Cobbler

Most of the time, I don’t have the heart to bake with fresh fruit that is delicious (i.e. blueberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.).  I usually think they should be enjoyed, raw, delicious and completely on their own (I don’t understand putting sugar on strawberries!), as nature intended.

But if someone gives me some fruit and asks me to bake something with it, do you really think I’d say no?

Cherry Cobbler

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3 tablespoons butter (I used EarthBalance)*
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk*
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups fresh pitted cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread cherries in a greased 9 inch pie pan or 9×9 square baking dish.   Combine the first seven ingredients in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the cherries.  Combine the 1 cup of sugar with a tablespoon of flour and a cup of boiling water then pour it over the batter and cherries.  Bake for 45 minutes.

*Use non-dairy milk and Earthbalance to make it vegan.

Potential Problems You Might Face in Making This Cobbler:

  • Pitting the cherries if you don’t have a cherry pitter.  –> Solution: Enlist the help of a friend.  Slice the cherries in half and pull out the pit with your fingers.
  • Temptation to eat the entire thing –> Solution: Give it to the friend who helped with the pitting.
  • Feeling that you need an occasion to make this.  –>  Solution: New season of Mad Men started last night, make this next Sunday and have a piece with Don Draper and an Old Fashioned.

Was anyone else as sorely disappointed as I was at that first episode last night?


11 thoughts on “Cherry Cobbler

  1. sweetandsweat says:

    I could pretty much eat that entire cobbler right now! It looks sooo good and I normally don’t like cobblers. I’m sorry the first episode wasn’t good. I’ve only heard good things about that show so it’ll probably get better?

  2. Karin says:

    I’m like you and rather eat the fruits raw.. Mainly because it often needs SO MUCH fruit to make one dish.
    However, I currently have tons of apricots on hands and should make something with them. Although I might just give them away because I’ll leave on Saturday. 😉
    Your cherry cobbler looks absolutely scrumptious!

  3. simplyshaka says:

    I agree with you on the fruit, I think fresh fruit is one of the best things on this earth.

    I want to start watching Mad Men so badly but I am still on the patch and hear they smoke all the time on the show so I don’t think it would be good for me to start watching but maybe once I am fully off?

  4. Danielle (Runs on Green) says:

    I haven’t had cobbler in wayyyy too long! It’s probably my favorite non-chocolatey dessert.

    And I don’t understand putting sugar on strawberries either! Or why some brands will sell sweetened, dried fruit. It’s like my god…its sweet enough

  5. plamarie says:

    I’m the same way. If I buy fresh berries I don’t want to waste it by cooking it. But when you do have homemade cobblers or crisp and serve it warm over vanilla ice cream, I swear it is the best! Cherry would be great, looks good 🙂

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