Fresh picked sour pie cherries made into a delicious Cherry Cobbler. This classic dessert is easy to make and can be made with fresh or frozen cherries.
After 12 years, our pie cherry tree has finally produced enough cherries for me to make a dessert.
The temperatures are HOT, HOT, HOT right now. It is summer, so it’s not unusual. What is unusual is the night time temperatures aren’t dropping to a nice cool temperature.
These hot temperatures have put a stop on any baking I want to do. It just makes the house too darned hot. I had to make an exception with this cherry cobbler. I’ve waited 12 years for these cherries – I couldn’t just say, maybe next year!
I turned on the oven and made a cherry cobbler! I did bake it early in the morning before it turned too hot. I kept the exhaust fan running and hoped the morning breeze would carry all the hot oven heat right out the windows. I think it worked, but even if it didn’t, this cobbler was worth cranking on the oven.
Can I use frozen cherries?
Yes, you frozen cherries in this cobbler. To use frozen, add cherries to a bowl and allow cherries to thaw. Do not discard any of the juices. Follow directions for making with fresh cherries.
How to pick sour cherries
I like to pick my cherries with the stems on.It usually makes the pitting just a bit easier. Sour pie cherries are very soft and the seed usually comes out fairly easy.
I know there are a lot of gadgets and trendy methods for pitting cherries, but I just do it all by hand. My method is to do it over the kitchen sink because it gets messy. I grab a cherry with the stem and gently pull the stem while I squeeze the cherry. Usually the seed slides right out. Sometimes, the stem just pops off. In that case, I squeeze the cherry until it splits and then the seed follows. Trust me, this gets messy.
My grandmother always had a huge sour pie cherry tree and I remember her making cherry pies and cherry cobblers during the summer. She also canned several jars of cherries to use during the winter. She had a lot of cherries to pit. She always told us that if we found a seed in our pie, it was considered good luck!
Another great cobbler recipe is this peach cobbler.
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- 6 cup fresh sour cherries (pitted)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Mix in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until mixture is crumbly.
- Add milk and stir just until combined.
- Combine cherries, sugar and flour in a bowl. Stir until combined.
Assembly of Cobbler
- Place filling in a greased 8 x 10" baking dish.
- Place large spoonfuls of biscuit dough on top of the filling.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.