Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler
5 from 1 vote
Experience the delight of Cherry Cobbler, a classic dessert with a rich history. Easy to make, and packed with fruity goodness, it is sure to impress your taste buds and those of your guests.
Cherry Cobbler

Imagine the warm aroma of cherries mingling with the sweet scent of freshly baked pastry, filling your kitchen with irresistible temptation.

Welcome to the delightful world of cherry cobbler – a timeless dessert that captures the essence of simplicity and indulgence in every bite.

Originating from the heart of American kitchens, cherry cobbler has been a beloved treat for generations, offering a perfect blend of tart cherries and buttery pastry.

Its humble beginnings can be traced back to early settlers who creatively utilized available ingredients to craft comforting desserts for their families.

Despite its rustic charm, don’t be fooled by its simplicity; cherry cobbler boasts a perfect balance of flavors and textures, making it a standout dessert for any occasion.

Whether you’re hosting a cozy family dinner or a festive gathering with friends, this dessert is sure to impress with its irresistible charm.

While the thought of baking might seem daunting to some, fear not! With a handful of pantry staples and a little bit of patience, you’ll soon master the art of creating this timeless classic.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different fruit combinations, such as cherry-peach or cherry-berry, to create unique flavor variations.


Cherries: Bursting with vibrant color and natural sweetness, cherries take center stage in this delectable dessert. Their juicy texture and tangy flavor provide a refreshing contrast to the rich pastry topping, creating a harmonious balance of sweet and tart flavors.

Sugar: Acting as the perfect sweetener, sugar enhances the natural flavor of the cherries while caramelizing during baking to create a luscious syrupy filling. Its addition ensures that every spoonful of cherry cobbler is infused with irresistible sweetness.

Almond Extract: Adding a subtle hint of nuttiness, almond extract elevates the flavor profile of the filling, imparting a delicate aroma that complements the fruity notes of the cherries. Its inclusion adds depth and complexity to the dessert, leaving a lingering sensation of indulgence with every bite.

Ground Allspice: Aromatic and warm, ground allspice brings a touch of spice to the filling, enhancing its depth of flavor with its unique blend of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Its presence adds a comforting warmth to the dessert, making it a perfect treat for cozy evenings by the fireplace.

Pastry Flour: With its fine texture and low protein content, pastry flour creates a tender and delicate pastry topping that melts in your mouth with each bite. Its inclusion results in a light and airy texture, providing the perfect contrast to the juicy cherries beneath.

Baking Powder: Acting as a leavening agent, baking powder helps the pastry topping rise to perfection, creating a fluffy and golden crust that crowns the cherry filling. Its addition ensures that the cobbler achieves the ideal balance of lightness and structure, making it a truly irresistible dessert.

Salt: Despite its small quantity, salt plays a crucial role in balancing the sweetness of the dessert, enhancing the flavor of the pastry topping while accentuating the natural sweetness of the cherries. Its presence adds depth and complexity to the overall taste profile, resulting in a perfectly balanced dessert experience.

Eggs: Binding the ingredients together, eggs contribute to the structure and texture of the pastry topping, ensuring a uniform and cohesive mixture. Their addition also provides richness and moisture to the dessert, resulting in a tender and velvety crumb that melts in your mouth.

Milk: Adding moisture and richness to the pastry topping, milk helps create a smooth and creamy batter that bakes to perfection. Its inclusion ensures that the cobbler achieves a tender and moist texture, providing the perfect complement to the juicy cherry filling.

Bourbon Extract: Infusing a subtle hint of warmth and sophistication, bourbon extract elevates the flavor profile of the pastry topping, imparting a nuanced complexity that delights the senses. Its addition adds depth and character to the dessert, making it a memorable indulgence for any occasion.

Lemon Peel: Bright and citrusy, finely grated lemon peel adds a zesty freshness to the pastry topping, balancing the sweetness of the dessert with its vibrant flavor. Its inclusion provides a refreshing contrast to the rich and decadent cherry filling, enhancing the overall complexity of the dish.

Vanilla Extract: Fragrant and aromatic, vanilla extract enhances the sweetness of the dessert with its warm and floral notes, imparting a comforting richness that lingers on the palate. Its addition adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile, elevating the cobbler to new heights of indulgence.

Expert Tip: For a golden brown and crispy topping, brush the pastry with a beaten egg before baking.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve cherry cobbler warm, straight from the oven, for the ultimate comfort food experience.
  • Top each serving with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream for added indulgence.
  • For an extra-special touch, drizzle warm caramel sauce or sprinkle chopped nuts over the cobbler before serving.
  • Pair cherry cobbler with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of chilled milk for a satisfying dessert that’s perfect for any time of day.
  • Garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh mint or a dusting of powdered sugar for an elegant finishing touch.

Expert Tip: Be sure to evenly spread the cherry filling in the baking dish to ensure uniform baking and distribution of flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh cherries instead of frozen?

Yes, fresh cherries can be used instead of frozen. Simply pit and halve the fresh cherries before incorporating them into the recipe.

Can I omit the almond extract?

While almond extract adds a delightful flavor to the filling, it can be omitted if preferred. The cobbler will still be delicious without it.

Can I substitute bourbon extract with another ingredient?

If bourbon extract is not available, you can substitute it with an equal amount of vanilla extract or omit it altogether.

How do I store leftover cherry cobbler?

Leftover cherry cobbler can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or oven before serving.

Can I freeze cherry cobbler?

Yes, cherry cobbler can be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow it to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating and serving.

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Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler

by Nabeela Kauser
Experience the delight of Cherry Cobbler, a classic dessert with a rich history. Easy to make, and packed with fruity goodness, it is sure to impress your taste buds and those of your guests.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8
Calories 242 kcal



  • 500 g Cherries Frozen and pitted
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • ¼ tsp Ground Allspice


  • 60 g Pastry Flour Whole Wheat
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 40 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon Extract
  • 2 tsp Lemon Peel Finely grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas mark 4.
  • Butter an 11x7x2-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the filling; toss well.
  • Spread the filling evenly in the prepared dish.
  • In a separate bow whisk the dry ingredients for the topping.
  • Then gently stir in the wet ingredients for the topping.
  • Spoon the topping mixture over the filling.
  • Bake the cobbler until topping is golden brown and juices from filling are bubbling thickly at edges, about 50 minutes.
  • Serve cobbler warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 216mgFibre: 2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 5mgVitamin D: 0.4µgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cherry, Cobbler, Food, Recipe, Sweet
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