National Cherry Cobbler Day is on May 17th, just in case you wondered.
History Fact About Cobblers
“The earliest meaning of the word “cobbler” refers to one who makes (or “cobbles”) shoes. Sometime later, “to cobble” came to mean “to put together clumsily or roughly” (American Heritage Dictionary).
This second meaning is most likely the origin of the name of fruit-based dessert known as “cobbler,” in which the ingredients are thrown together with little of the precision required to make a classic fruit pie. Cobblers are thus easy to make.” – The Dictionary of Americanisms
Cherry Cobbler, Classic Recipe
- 6 cups tart red cherries pitted
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg beaten
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a saucepan combine filling ingredients and cook, stirring until bubbling and thickened. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish.
- Meanwhile, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until it is crumbly. Mix together egg and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir with a fork just until combined.
- Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling. Bake for 25 minutes until browned and bubbly.