Today, May 17th is the day that we celebrate National Cherry Cobbler Day! Let’s celebrate with a little history and a yummy recipe!
In the US, cobbler is generally a dish that consists of a fruit filling (cherry is a popular choice), covered with a dough in the form of a batter, biscuit or crust. It is then baked into gooey deliciousness!
Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies. English settlers usually made their traditional suet puddings for their dessert, however when suitable ingredients were hard to find, they improvised by covering a stewed filling with a layer of biscuits or dumplings. Thus the cobbler!
The main difference between a cobbler and a crisp is that a cobbler lacks the oatmeal that is normally in a crisp.
Did you know….
Cherries offer many nutrients, and the antioxidants in cherries protect cells from damage. They also pack an anti-inflammatory punch, which in turn can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
So go eat some cherries!
In honor of this celebrated day, why not whip up a cherry cobbler of your own? Enjoy this simple cobbler recipe below:
- ½ c butter
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 1 c white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 c milk
- 2 c pitted sour cherries
- ¾ c white sugar
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter in a 9×13 inch baking dish and place it in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. Remove the pan as soon as the butter has melted, (approx 5 min).
- In a medium bowl, stir together 1 c of flour, 1 c sugar and the baking powder. Mix in the milk until well blended, then pour the batter into the pan over the butter. Do NOT stir.
- Rinse out the bowl from the batter and dry. Place the cherries into the bowl and toss with the remaining ¾ c sugar and 1 tbsp flour. Distribute the cherry mixture evenly over the batter. Do NOT stir.
- In the preheated oven, bake for 50-60 minutes or until it’s bubbly and golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the cobbler comes out clean.
- You can serve this alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
- Now… just enjoy !!
- My notes…. I reduced the amount of sugar so it wasn’t quite so sweet. I also used almond milk instead of regular milk. You can find canned pitted sour cherries in the grocery store next to the regular sweetened pie filling.