Cherry Cobbler

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 Servings

Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 6 cups tart red cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a saucepan combine filling ingredients and cook, stirring until bubbling and thickened. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Meanwhile, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until it is crumbly. Mix together egg and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir with a fork just until combined. Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling. Bake for 25 minutes until browned and bubbly.


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Was not very impressed. Originally wanted to make a traditional cobbler with some excess cherries lying around but found Emeril's recipe while browsing for pointers. Decided to give it a try step for step because Emeril is Emeril. Ended up making a 2/3 batch (mainly because I only had 4 cups of cherries) with yellow cherries that were probably not tart enough. But tartness isn't the complaint. First off, the proportion of sugar seemed to be to heavy on the filling and too light on the crust, but again Emeril is Emeril so who am I to question?, and I followed directions. The only tweaks I made was to ease up on the filling sugar just a tad (even below the 2/3 measurement) because I knew my cherries were already on the sweet side. Good thing I did. The filling still ended up being overly sweet but I take credit for that and it wasn't a taste wrecker anyhow. The main issue I had was with the crust. It just didn't seem "crunchy" enough. I had to resist the temptation to add more butter and use the egg/milk mixture instead. It is possible even though I added about 2-3 minutes to cooking time (due to other numnums in the oven at same time) that I still erred a tad. But my main issue (and others who tried it said the same) was the taste. It tasted very much like oatmeal for some reason. Both in consistency and amazingly, taste. It was not sweet enough and too thick texture wise. Overall, it was not a bad "dessert" but flopped as a cobbler. I believe if I were to remake it, I would for sure use firm red cherries or a 50/50 mix of sweet cherries and diced apples. Probably add more cinnamon, drop the filling sugar by about 25% and add that sugar to the crust mix, lose the egg mix and triple or quadruple the butter. Finally, I might finish it off with a 3-4 minute light broil if need be. I typically see Emeril as the food king but maybe this time I should have Goggled old Julia Child recipes. -.- item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so good and so easy to make. I used frozen cherries instead of fresh. The only thing I will change next time is double the topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was great! I substituted coconut oil instead of the butter and used the lemon juice instead of the water. I also used 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and no white sugar. It was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't like the topping. The cherry filling was tasty. i had to use frozen cherries. The cherries broke up too much for my taste, so if I made the filling again, I'd use less water so it wouldn't take as long to thicken the filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cherry filling was very good. I used frozen tart cherries as this is March and no fresh available. The topping was not a compliment. Too overpowering for the cobbler, and too much as it absorbed an excessive amount of the tasty filling. A half recipe for the topping would have been enough. Could have also left the cinnamon out of the topping or reduced. Conflicted with the taste of the filling. Lynwood W. White Lake, MI item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor was good. However, the topping was more like a cake than a cobbler topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very tasty... I purchased some fresh cherries yesterday and made this for me and my fiance... He totally loved it, and it was quick and easy to make... I think I'll try this with some peaches next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. My BAM was to add a little lemon extract. Like 1/8 of a tsp. It just tarted it up a bit more because they were sweeter sour cherries I think. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious even with sweet cherries, although the topping turned out thicker than the filling item not reviewed by moderator and published
the worst recipe for cherry cobbler ever item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with frozen tart pitted cherries and Bob's Red Mill pancake mix to make a gluten-free version. It was a little too much sugar with the cherries for my taste, but everyone I served it to loved it! 4 Stars because while its good, it's nothing special. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FAST, EASY AND OOOOO SOOOOO GOOD! I cut the sugar down in the dough portion to 1 cu.(per someone's suggestion in here. I also added a touch of almond extract to the cherries when they were done simmering/thickening. It's a 5 star keeper for convenience AND flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely DELICIOUS! I didn't have time to pit 6 cups of cherries so I used frozen and it turned out amazing. I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It came out just perfect. Other than pitting the cherries, the cobbler came out sweet, juicy and great with vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I used fresh cherries from our tree and will make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with fresh cherries but was disappointed with the batter for cobbler topping. It was too sweet and had too much cinnamon. Like a more biscuit-like topping that is not so sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i also used cherry pie filing and it was delicious! however, i thought that with the cinnamon mixed in the topping, that maybe apple pie filling would be better. and let me tell you, both are amazing and simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have fresh cherries and used cherry pie filling from a can. It was still so good! I am sure that fresh cherries would be better; but canned definitely will work in a pinch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this twice, for a family reunion I tripled the recipe and for work, both to rave reviews. I use probably a 1/4 cup cornstarch for the cherries I get from Michigan. Key to success of this recipe is the cherries and cooking until they are the right thickness. But, to describe this recipe, one 70-something aunt declared, "This is REAL cherry cobbler!." item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really easy to make, and so good to eat! I wasn't able to find tart cherries so I had to make a few changes for the sweet cherries to work. I only used 3/4 c sugar, and I substituted the 1/4 water for 1/4 lemon juice. The filling was not too sweet, and the cobbler was wonderful! Definitely worth making! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Emeril is always BAM!-ing up his recipes, so I thought I would do the same here since it looked a little plain. Here is what I didn extra. Filling: Instead of 1/4 water, I added 1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup evaporated milk. I also added 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 teaspon ground cloves. For those who like a little more cinnamon taste, you can do 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Also, I added an 1 tbls extra sugar. What a wonder smell and taste this makes in the filling beyond the basic "canned cherry" taste. Topping: Instead of 3 tbls milk, I added 2 tbls milk and 1 tbls evaporated milk. I also added an extra 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tbls butter. This makes it a little richer. If you don't like it that rich, leave out the extra butter. I really liked the way it came out. Thanks Emeril for a great recipe and for the inspiration to experiment. BTW, if you made Cherry Bars then you probably cooked the cherries too long. Don't let them get too thick when you cook, just look for the first sign of thickening. It may look a little thin, but the oven cooking will do the rest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and it tasted great! My mom and I went to a farm near by and picked the sour cherries ourselves, so the cobbler was very fresh! I must have done something wrong though, because the cherry cobbler turned more into cherry bars. It still tasted great and it was awesome for storing in the fridge because they were easy to just pull out and eat with your hands, but I can't figure out what I would have done wrong? I will just have to give it another go and see if I get it right the second time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with cherries right off the tree in my back yard, pick just minuets before I made the cobbler. I misplaced my cherry pitting tool so i had to be creative! I used a chopstick and used the end depending on the size of the cherry, not perfect but much better than a knife of my fingers! In the recipe I would increase the sugar in the cherry mixture by about 1/4 Cup. Tasted wonderful with vanilla ice cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Emeril's cherry cobbler is absolutely delicious & very yummy. The first time I made this I served it to my family, warmed, with vanilla bean ice cream, & we ate the whole batch in one sitting. A true winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple, delicious, what more could you ask for? I changed it up a bit and used half sugar and half Splenda and it was still very sweet. I also used egg substitute in the cobbler dough, as well as a tsp. of good vanilla extract. It bumped up the flavor a bit and made it taste richer and more dessert-y instead of like a biscuit dough. It's a pretty quick recipe, except for pitting the cherries, but it was worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy. Have the cherry tree right in the front yard. I have never had so many people go back for seconds on desert before. Great taste and looks picture perfect everytime out of the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did substitute Splenda Blend for sugar. The fresh cherries made such a good filling and the topping was wonderful!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and a favorite. Easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, it turns out beautifuly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love cobbler it is me fav food item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my favorites. I used fresh cherries, but have never made a full recipe since I usually use the ones that actually are a few days past fresh. The first time I tried it, I pitted the cherries by hand. Next time I bought a cherry stoner contraption from Williams-Sonoma, but still had to watch our for the pits! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very tasty recipe, and very easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was good, but the crust didn't have a whole lot of taste. The cherries were great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! We loved this. I had to use up some cherries in my fridge and this was the perfect way. I halved the recipe and that is the only change I made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for for my dad- a true cherr pie lover and everyone loved it! Very easy & a good twist on a cobbler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cobbler for a dinner party and it was gone in under 10 minutes (and I tripled the recipe!). If you're thinking of doubling or tripling, I found I needed extra cornstarch to get the right consistency. Also, put the baking pan/casserole dish on a cookie sheet or else your oven will be covered in cherries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my picky teenage daughter loved the topping on this cobbler. Excellent recipe. We ate it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Thank you Emeril! Cheryl, Plymouth, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe that will be made agian. High flavor, wonderful table presentatoin. All the girls in the group say "Make it agian!" WOW Gals give it 20 thumbs up! Way up! Thanks Emeril. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have a loaded cherry tree like me, this is a super easy, fabulous tasting recipe. So pick those cherries before the birds get them all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good- I tweaked it a bit and used a can of dark bing cherry pie filling (undrained), 6oz. blueberries, and a can of sliced peaches (drained). Omited the water and cut the sugar in half and then added the cornstarch. It turned out so good! Versatile and easy- gotta love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The receipie was exactly as he laid it out. Very simple. I reccomend pitting the cherries the night before or ahead of time. I can't belive I was able to make such a yummy desert in such a short amount of time. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and fast. Love the cinnamon in the dough, really tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with pre-made pie filling and it was still great. The topping is so good with the perfect amount of crunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good, especially w vanilla ice cream. I used two cans of cherry pie filling and baked it in a 8X8 caserrole dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ever so tasty.I used canned cherry filling and it was scrumptous. This is one tasty treat I'll make more often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty. Pitting the cherries were a bit of work but it was well worth it. I might add a bit of lemon juice to the filling next time to brighten the flavors a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I used Bing cherries, so I only used one cup of sugar. The topping was really good and easy. Perfect for vanilla ice cream. I thought maybe the cherries would be too soft because they were cooked first but they still had good texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's pretty good. Very simple to make. If you don't have tart cherries readily available, use canned!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cherry dish from my families fresh cherries and it was amazing. The topping was simple but so much better than oatmeal topping, this recipe was worth the time to make (even though it was only like 10minutes) and my family loved it...thanks emeril item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cobbler was simple to prepare and my family loved it. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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