Old-Fashioned Cherry Cobbler Feb 17, 2004 19:56:54 GMT -6
Post by chief_cook2 on Feb 17, 2004 19:56:54 GMT -6
Whether you're celebrating President's Day or the fact that February is National Cherry Month, you don't need any excuse to enjoy the comforting flavors of a cherry cobbler. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 40-50 minutes
For the Topping
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup heavy cream
For the Filling
6 cups pitted, fresh or thawed, frozen sweet cherries
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 375F. To prepare topping, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Add cream, tossing with fork, until a soft dough forms. Set aside.
2. To prepare filling, in a large bowl, combine cherries, sugar, allspice, and nutmeg; mix well. Spoon filling into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan or a 2-quart casserole.
3. On a lightly floured surface using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough just so it covers cherry filling, leaving about 1/8-inch gap around edges of baking pan. Place dough over filling.
4. Bake until cobbler is golden, about 40 to 50 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Per serving: 444 Cal.; 5g Protein; 18g Fat; 69g Carb.; 298mg Sodium; 54mg Chol.; 3g Fiber.
Do not pinch the dough to the baking pan; simply place it on top of the filling. It's better for the dough to be slightly smaller than the baking pan so that it doesn't hang over the edges when baked.