And it hit me like a ton of bricks…..”Nicole, make a cherry cobbler!”
Last week, I shared with you a few comfort food classics that I hope has made you happy. I was thinking about what kind of dessert I can make that is easy, quick, and delicious that also screams “comfort food”. I thought about making a cobbler right away but I didn’t want to make a peach cobbler because peaches aren’t in season and I wanted a cobbler that I rarely eat. I ran through a list of different fruits in my head but nothing sound better than cherries.
Cherries is very rustic, fall, and comforting fruit when put in a cobbler. It was pretty cold last week so I wanted a fruit where I felt that I would feel comforted and warm. This Cherry Cobbler recipe did the trick! The crust is a Sweet Cream Biscuit crust that is brushed with butter and sprinkled with extra sugar. I mean, if you can’t make this you need to stick to making gourmet water. A five-year old can make it! You guys know I don’t like to make anything too difficult anyway. I’m no food genius. Well….maybe just a little “Einstein-ish” when it comes to the kitchen.
Make it today! You will thank yourself for it!
- 2 c. flour
- 2½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ⅓ c. + 2 tbsp. sugar (more for sprinkling)
- 1¼ c. heavy cream
- 4 tbsp. butter, melted
- 24 oz. frozen dark cherries
- ½ c. sugar
- 2 tbsp. corn starch
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt) and whisk together. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and pour in the heavy cream. Mix the mixture with both of your hands until a big ball of dough forms and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, pour in the frozen cherries, add the sugar, corn starch, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until all sugar and cornstarch is sticking to the cherries. Pour into a 9X9 square glass dish.
- Take pieces of the dough and form into medium patties and place across the top of the cherries. Brush the top of the biscuits with the melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are slightly golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.