Cherry Cobbler, Classic Recipe

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

Cherry cobbler is like an easy, messy cherry pie, but that yummy topping soaking in the juices is what makes it such a well beloved dessert cousin of the cherry pie.
 Emeril uses cinnamon, but I suggest experimenting with mace or cardamom - two spices that complement the cherry flavor extremely well.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry dessert
Servings: 625

Ingredients

FILLING

  • 6 cups tart red cherries pitted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

TOPPING

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.