Cherry cobbler, a baked dessert where bubbling cherries are covered with a layer of cookie dough. Looking at the rough cobbled top no one can say what treasure of fruits it is holding beneath it. A  healthy dessert using fresh cherries, wheat flour, and brown sugar!

When life gives you cherries, do make Cherry Cobbler.

Cherry Cobbler

 

Cherry Cobbler recipe

I love summers as it offers such a wide variety of fruits. All the fruits are so juicy and colorful offering a never-ending treat. In the scorching heat, I prefer to have shakes and desserts as much as possible. Do you know one more benefit of having fruit-based desserts? First is, of course, the taste. But when you turn it into a dessert, you consume a lot of fruits at one go. Isn't it? It's an excellent way to have fruits especially for those who don't like to have them. Be it Fruit cream, custard, Apple kheer, mango yogurt lollies or any other like dessert.

What to make with lots of cherries?

When you get lots of fruits then you start thinking of ways as to how to consume them. Neither can you eat so many at one go nor can they be preserved for long. After all, maximum 4 to 5 days, and then after that? Before they start perishing it's better to turn them into juice or a dessert.

So, when I got a box of cherries, I decided to convert some of these into a dessert and hence came up with this yummy Cherry Cobbler.

 

What Is Cherry Cobbler?

If you are wondering what actually is this Cherry Cobbler then Cherry cobbler is a baked dessert where bubbling cherries are covered with a layer of cookie dough. This dessert may not be very appealing in looks but is full of taste. Looking at the rough cobbled top no one can say what treasure of fruits it is holding beneath it. The cherries beneath are not soft and sweet but are in a pool of sauce which increases its taste manifolds.

When I went through the various recipes of Cherry Cobbler, some were cake like and others were like a pie. Also, it appeared to me that it is more or less like Apple Crumble only. It aroused a lot of curiosity in me as to how they are different? Then after little hunting, got clarity and sharing it with you too.

 

Difference Between Cobbler, Crumble, Crisp And Pie

Very often we come across desserts like Apple Crumble, Peach Crisp, Cherry Cobbler and things like that. So, are these different or same only, Well, they are like siblings, the base is the same whereas the topping differs minutely. Let's see how...

All these three are baked desserts wherein fresh fruits are topped with some kind of pastry. While baking, fresh fruits bubble up and their juices are somewhat infused in the topping too. In all three versions, the base remains the same and it is the topping that varies and thus the different names. In all three versions, fruits bubble up and the topping gets baked fully. Let's see how the topping is different...

In Cobblers, fresh fruits are covered with thick dollops of cake batter or cookie dough, which once baked gives the appearance of a cobbled road and hence are called Cobblers.

Whereas, when the same fruits are covered with a streusel-like topping they are called Crumble or Crisps. Streusel is nothing but a mix of flour and sugar wherein butter has been rubbed and thus looks crumbly like coarse sand.

Then are Crumble and Crisps the same?

Yes, with the difference in flour only. Crisps are supposed to contain oats whereas Crumbles are without oats. You can check the recipe of Apple Crumble here and will easily get an idea as to what streusel looks like.

And Pie? Well, a pie has 2 crusts, on the bottom as well on the top.

This is the original definition as well as the difference. But nowadays in the fusion age, such peculiarities are rare to find. Such minor difference but I really enjoyed searching for it and then going through it. This information has been taken from here.

Now coming to the recipe, though I have taken the recipe from here but have modified it totally giving it a healthy twist.

This recipe is for everyone. Even beginners can try it without any hesitation. No fear of cracked top or sunken top or any such thing. As it is the top is not very attractive to look at. It is the treasure that lies beneath that matters the most.

 

How to Make

  • Making Cherry Cobbler is pretty easy. First of all, pitted cherries are mixed with brown sugar. Some people add cornflour also in this so that the juices from cherry are turned into a sauce-like consistency. But I didn't use it and loved it without cornflour only.
  • This mixture is laid in a baking dish. You can take a baking dish of any shape, round or square but just ensure that it fits into your oven or microwave convection.
  • Thereafter, a simple thick batter is prepared using wheat flour, baking powder, brown sugar, butter, and milk. Dollops of this batter are placed over the cherry mix so that it fully covers the cherries. That's it! Neither yeast nor baking soda is added. That's why I said, even a beginner can make it.
  • Then your job is over and it is the oven that does the rest of the work. It is baked during which the crust gets golden brown and the cherries are cooked and converted into sauce-like consistency.

 

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Healthy dessert.
  • Easy recipe, even beginners can make.
  • Made using fresh cherries, whole wheat flour, and brown sugar.
  • A good way to eat more fruits in one go.
  • A make-ahead dessert.
  • Loaded with deliciousness

 

Step By Step Recipe

A. For The Base

  • Wash cherries, remove stones from them. You may use a cherry pitter or if like me, just use your hands. You need not have whole cherries, even the divided ones will do and keep the juice as well.
remove stones from cherries

 

  • Add brown sugar and cornflour and toss lightly. Corn flour is added so that the juices from the cherries turn into a sauce-like consistency. But it's not necessary. I didn't add cornflour.

Add brown sugar and cornflour and toss lightly

 
  • Grease a 7" dish, round or any other shape. Put the cherries and sugar mix into it. Keep it aside till you prepare the topping.

B. For The Topping

  • Take wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. Whisk nicely so that everything is mixed well.
  • Add pieces of cold butter in the flour mix. Rub this butter into the flour so that the flour resembles crumbs.
Add pieces of cold butter in the flour mix

 

  • Add milk and mix everything. It should look like shaggy dough.
Add milk

 

  • Put dollops of this shaggy dough all over the fruit mix. Cover it fully.
Put dollops of this shaggy dough all over the fruit mix
Cherry Cobbler recipe

 

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes till the top gets a little brown.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes

 

  • Once out of the oven, you can serve directly. But seeing the weather, it is better to let it cool down and then keep it in the refrigerator as it is.
  • Serve it with love, either as it is or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Cherry Cobbler

A baked dessert where bubbling cherries are covered with a layer of cookie dough.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baked
Keyword Cherry Cobbler with Fresh Cherries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Samira

Ingredients

My Cup Measures 240 ml

For The Base

  • 300 g Cherries
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

For The Topping

  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 60 g Cold Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Milk, at Room Temperature

Instructions

For The Base

  1. Wash cherries, remove stones from it. You may use a cherry pitter or if like me, just use your hands. You need not have whole cherries, even the divided ones will do. 

  2. Add brown sugar and toss lightly.

  3. You may mix little cornflour (2 teaspoons) too at this stage.  Corn flour is added so that the juices from the cherries turn into a sauce-like consistency. But it's not necessary. I didn't add cornflour.

  4. Grease a 7" dish, round or any other shape.

  5. Put the cherries and sugar mix into it. Keep it aside till you prepare the topping

For The Topping

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. 

  2. Take wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. Whisk nicely so that everything is mixed well.

  3. Add cold butter in pieces in the flour mix. Rub this butter into the flour so that the flour resembles crumbs.

  4. Put dollops of this shaggy dough all over the fruit mix. Cover it fully.

  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes till the top gets a little brown.

  6. Once out of the oven, you can serve directly. But seeing the weather, it is better to let it cool down and then keep it in the refrigerator as it is.

  7. Serve it with love, either as it is or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

  1. Wheat flour can be easily replaced with all purpose flour. In that case, everything will remain the same except for the quantity of milk. You will require less milk, about 1/2 cup approx.
  2. Quantity of milk may vary a little. The dough should be shaggy so add milk little at a time.
  3. Cold Butter has been used so that its pieces can be rubbed into the flour.
  4. Do not fill everything till the rim of the baking dish, as juices really bubble out. It's better to take a slightly deep pan.
  5. I have not added any essence as I normally avoid it to the extent possible in fruit-based desserts.
  6. Cherries can be replaced with any other fruit like berries, plums, peaches, etc.
  7. It's better to use fresh fruits but you can also use canned cherries. In that case, adjust the quantity of sugar.
  8. You can make it in advance, one or 2 days and then reheat at the time of serving. Or serve chilled only.
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    Cherry Cobbler

    A baked dessert where bubbling cherries are covered with a layer of cookie dough.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine Baked
    Keyword Cherry Cobbler with Fresh Cherries
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
    Servings 6
    Author Samira

    Ingredients

    My Cup Measures 240 ml

    For The Base

    • 300 g Cherries
    • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

    For The Topping

    • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
    • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
    • 60 g Cold Butter
    • 3/4 Cup Milk, at Room Temperature

    Instructions

    For The Base

    1. Wash cherries, remove stones from it. You may use a cherry pitter or if like me, just use your hands. You need not have whole cherries, even the divided ones will do. 

    2. Add brown sugar and toss lightly.

    3. You may mix little cornflour (2 teaspoons) too at this stage.  Corn flour is added so that the juices from the cherries turn into a sauce-like consistency. But it's not necessary. I didn't add cornflour.

    4. Grease a 7" dish, round or any other shape.

    5. Put the cherries and sugar mix into it. Keep it aside till you prepare the topping

    For The Topping

    1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. 

    2. Take wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. Whisk nicely so that everything is mixed well.

    3. Add cold butter in pieces in the flour mix. Rub this butter into the flour so that the flour resembles crumbs.

    4. Put dollops of this shaggy dough all over the fruit mix. Cover it fully.

    5. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes till the top gets a little brown.

    6. Once out of the oven, you can serve directly. But seeing the weather, it is better to let it cool down and then keep it in the refrigerator as it is.

    7. Serve it with love, either as it is or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

    Recipe Notes

    1. Wheat flour can be easily replaced with all purpose flour. In that case, everything will remain the same except for the quantity of milk. You will require less milk, about 1/2 cup approx.
    2. Quantity of milk may vary a little. The dough should be shaggy so add milk little at a time.
    3. Cold Butter has been used so that its pieces can be rubbed into the flour.
    4. Do not fill everything till the rim of the baking dish, as juices really bubble out. It's better to take a slightly deep pan.
    5. I have not added any essence as I normally avoid it to the extent possible in fruit-based desserts.
    6. Cherries can be replaced with any other fruit like berries, plums, peaches, etc.
    7. It's better to use fresh fruits but you can also use canned cherries. In that case, adjust the quantity of sugar.
    8. You can make it in advance, one or 2 days and then reheat at the time of serving. Or serve chilled only.

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