The other day we went to farm to pick blueberries and there I found out that they had fresh tart cherries too. I did not know any other use of cherries except having them all by themselves or once in a while using them in mocktails. Still I could not resist myself from picking ripe and juicy cherries.
I froze half of them and did some serious brainstorming to put rest of them at innovative delicious use. Initially i thought to buy a ready made pie crust and then top it with cherry sauce and ice cream (I have done so with canned pineapple). Later I decided to make crust myself and then I found this cherry cobbler recipe. I changed quantities of butter, sugar and cherries per my taste.
Cherry Cobbler is a Classic American Dessert where cherries are baked in dip dish covered with thick crust. As it gets cooked, crust gets brown and fruits juices squeezes up through cracks creating sweet and rich syrup. This can be served hot/cold and often paired with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.
In this dip dish fruit pie dessert, you can experiment with different fruits and nuts. Next time I am thinking to use apricots and blackberries.
Preparation Time: 15 Minute
Cooking Time: 30 Minute
1 cup plain flour
1/4 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup milk
2 cup tart cherries
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 tbsp butter
Buttermilk and sugar
1. Mix flour and butter till it becomes mealy, do not make a paste
2. Add baking soda and knead dough using milk
3. Cover it with plastic wrap and keep it aside
4. In a baking tray (For bigger quantity, I would prefer individual trays) toss cherries with sugar
5. Evenly dot them butter and almond extract
6. Now roll dough into thin shit (about the size of the tray) and cover cherry mixture using it
7. Prick the sheet, brush with buttermilk and sprinkle sugar
8. bake at 375 F for 20-25 minute and then broil for 5 minute till crust becomes brown and cherry juice starts bubbling
9. Serve warm/cold with whipped cream or ice cream