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Summertime calls for cobblers, add this Cherry Cobbler to your recipe repertoire, and you won’t be sorry. In fact when I made this to photograph and left it to cool I came home to half of it eaten. It was THAT tempting.

A scoop of cherry cobbler made with bing cherries.

Sweet bing cherries pitted and frozen at the height of the summer season are paired with a crumbly sweet biscuit topping to make this an almost irresistible cherry cobbler.

Cherry cobbler in a baking dish with plates.

Can you bake with Bing Cherries?

YES! I know most recipes call for sour cherries for baking. And that’s great. But you can ALSO use bing cherries. Bing cherries typically require LESS sugar because they’re already sweet. You may ALSO want to offset the sweetness of the cherries with a dab of lemon or lime juice. It just gives the fresh cherry flavor some depth.

A serving of a fruity summer dessert on a small plate.

They’re also bigger and cook down a little softer than sour cherries. I make bing cherry pie filling all the time. In our house, it’s not Thanksgiving without a bing cherry pie

Frozen cherries with a wooden spoon in a pan.

You can occasionally find pitted sweet(bing) cherries in the freezer section but I like to just buy them fresh when they’re in season. I pit them, freeze them on a baking sheet, and then put them in a food saver bag and seal them up. You can also use a Ziploc and just remove as much of the air as possible.

Thickened cherry filling ready for a biscuity topping.

Biscuits or Crumble Topping?

You can make a cobbler with a biscuit topping OR crumble topping. This recipe works with either! You can make biscuits and top the hot fruit with them. But you can also just crumble the topping mixture over the top of the fruit as well. Both get topped with the extra 2 TBSP of sugar. And baked for about the same time give or take a couple of minutes.

This Rhubarb Cobbler is topped with biscuits as well as this fresh Strawberry Cobbler. But BOTH of those can be made with the crumble topping!

Crumb topping on a cobbler.

What do I need to make A Sweet Cherry Cobbler?

  • a 2 1/2 quart baking dish
  • sweet pitted bing cherries, fresh or frozen
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • flour
  • egg
  • buttermilk
  • butter

Whether you use fresh OR frozen cherries you will need the same amount of cherries!

A plate of cherry cobbler.
Yield: 9 servings

Cherry Cobbler

Cherry cobbler in a baking dish with plates.

Cherry cobblers made with bing cherries is summer perfection in one dish!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Bing Cherry Filling

  • 4 cups pitted bing cherries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste

Sweet Biscuit Topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup +2 TBSP sugar, divided
  • 3 TBSP cold butter
  • 2 TBSP buttermilk
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 375°
  2. put the cherries in a heavy bottom saucepan, mix the water and the cornstarch together
  3. pour it over the cherries
  4. add the sugar
  5. cook over medium heat until the cherry mixture gets thick
  6. once the mixture is thickened up taste and add 1-2 tsp of lemon juice, cover and keep warm until ready to use
  7. mix the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder together
  8. cut in the cold butter
  9. mix the eggs and buttermilk together and quickly stir into the flour mix toss until the dough comes together but keep it light and fluffy
  10. pour the hot cherry mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish
  11. use a fork and drop pieces of the dough on top of the cherries
  12. sprinkle the dough with the remaining sugar
  13. bake for 20 -25 minutes or until the dough is baked through
  14. serve hot or cold

Notes

If you like a cobbler with biscuits on top pat the dough into a circle and cut biscuits and place them on top of the cherry mix, sprinkle with sugar and bake a normal.

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 31mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 3g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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