Celebrate cherry season with this sweet and delicious fresh cherry cobbler – it’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
We just got back from a ridiculously long vacation and if I’m being honest, I’m exhausted. At first I blamed the Florida heat, but I kind of think it has to do with the fact that things were ultra laid back for no less than 17 days. I didn’t do much in the kitchen except scramble eggs and fry up some bacon.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, but I’m definitely requiring a couple of cat naps. Okay, they’re longer than cat naps, but who’s keeping track of the minutes? It is summer, after all.
Speaking of summer, I can’t believe it’s almost over. Yeah, I’m totally being a bit of a bummer right now, but it’s all Target’s fault. As I did my first grocery shopping trip in nearly 3 weeks, I caught myself meandering through the back-to-school aisles. I’m a sucker for new pens and snazzy notebooks (yep, my taste in office supplies is the equivalent to that of a tween) and I got immediate anxiety. And then I realized, um hello, you quit work, you blog full-time, grab your new glittery chevron notebook and fill it full of recipe ideas.
To celebrate summer, I thought I’d bake cherry cobbler. I completely skipped the canned cherry pie filling because it’s sweet cherry season, and I just love baking with those beauties. This is the time for making fresh cherry pie filling, cobbler, and homemade cherry limeades too.
You still bake this cobbler up in a classic casserole dish, but it’s not your typical biscuit-like cobbler. The batter bakes into a spongey cake consistency and it’s the perfect compliment to the sweet cherries. Instead of scooping the cobbler into serving bowls, I decided to create my servings using a biscuit cutter. Then I layered them with whipped cream in small glass bowls.
I love taking classic recipes and serving them up in a unique way. And in my opinion, individual desserts are always the way to go. They’re super cute and your guests will appreciate the built in portion control. Unless of course they’re like my fam and just go in for seconds – and thirds!
Take advantage of all that fresh cherry season has to offer and bake this fresh cherry cobbler up immediately!
If you’re looking for a Cherry Pitter, this is the one I use and love!
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes