Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fresh Cherry Cobbler with Whipped Cream @lucyburdette #recipe

 LUCY BURDETTE: My hub and I are mad for cherries when they are in season, but we've never done anything except eat them from the bowl. I couldn't imagine pitting all those little guys. But then I got the image of a cherry cobbler in my head, and it would not be denied. 

So I went in search of a cherry pitter and found this one on Amazon, which handles 6 pieces at a time. So it still takes a while (maybe half an hour) to pit enough for the cobbler, this time it's worth it. Be careful because one diner did find a pit in her portion. You don't want your guests cracking their molars on your dessert!

For the cherry filling:

Six cups pitted cherries
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
Half a lemon, squeezed


Place the cherries in an 8 by 8 Pyrex pan, ungreased. Mix in the cornstarch and sugar, and squeeze the lemon over the top.


For the crust:

6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon no sodium baking powder
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cream or milk
1/2 cup sugar

Combine the dry ingredients and then cut in the chilled butter, using a pastry cutter. When the lumps are pea-sized, stir in the cream or milk. Do not over mix. With a large spoon place blobs of the crust over the prepared cherries. Do not worry about smoothing the crust or covering every square inch.

Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. The cherries should be bubbling and the crust a light brown. Let the cobbler cool a bit and serve with almond-scented whipped cream.


For the cream:
1 cup organic whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 tablespoon sugar

Whip the cream with the almond flavoring until thick. And the sugar and stir that in. Serve with the cobbler and swoon. (This is very rich--serves 6-8.)

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  1. Yummy!I did a marathon scrollathon and scrolled all the way back to Mystery Lovers' first post in June 2011. Saved 59 recipes to try. Count this one as my 60th! Tonight I tried Cleo Coyle's Strawberry Shortcake Muffins.

  2. This looks divine! I love cherry pie and cherry cobbler, but like you, have never had the patience to pit all those cherries. I might have to suck it up and give it a go. My family doesn't like cherries (those heathens!), so at least I won't have to share!

    1. Spring for the multi-cherry putter. Makes all the difference! (They don't like cherries????)

  3. Beautiful, Lucy/Roberta, and perfect timing for cherry season. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful July Fourth weekend. (A great dessert for the holiday. George Washington would approve!)

    ~ Cleo

  4. Pat ( 30, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    We've been washing and eating cherries too. The recipe looks wonderful, but no pitter. Do fresh cherries really make so much difference in a cobbler?

    1. This was better than any I've eaten! I splurged on the pitter--but it was under $10

  5. Amanda, your family must be aliens!
    Lucy/Roberta, this sounds marvelous. Love those cherries.

  6. Just beautiful and I hope you have a very happy 4th!!!!