Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kelly's Fresh Cherry Cobbler Recipe

This is a delicious homemade Cherry Cobbler made with Fresh Cherries! 

I LOVE my dwarf North Star Cherry Tree!  Every year it produces tons of delishious cherries! Enough to make several Cobblers, a few pies and even enough to freeze for later!
This is my favorite recipe for Fresh Cherry Cobbler...Enjoy!

It's June 1st and my Cherry Tree is LOADED with bright red, plump, juicy fruit just waiting to be harvested! So we all head out with a bowl and start picking! I love looking back at photos of my little boy, cause each year I capture a pic of him picking the fruit! So cute!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon  baking powder
1 cup milk

4 cups pitted sour cherries
3/4 cup white sugar
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1/8 teaspoon Almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Time to pit the cherries...You can use a pitter, but I like to do mine by hand, checking each fruit for any "unwanted" critters!  You will need about 6 cups whole cherries to get 4 cups pitted fruit.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish and put into the oven to melt while the oven is preheating.  Remove as soon as the butter has melted, about 5 minutes.  (I used a casserole dish because we like ours thick)

In a medium bowl, stir together 1c flour, 1c sugar, and 1t baking powder.  Mix in 1c milk until well blended.

Now, pour the batter mixture into the pan over the butter.  Do Not stir.

Toss the pitted cherries with 3/4c sugar, 1T corn starch and 1/8t almond extract (or lemon juice).

Now distribute the cherry mixture evenly over the batter. Do Not stir.

Bake for 50-60 minutes in the preheated oven.

Your cobbler is done when the batter is golden brown and the center is bubbling. A toothpick inserted into the batter should come out clean.

I like to serve my cobbler warm with Vanilla ice cream!

Yummy!  Enjoy Y'all!

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