Grandma's Cherry Cobbler

I remember helping my Grandmother pick cherries and the wonderful taste of those fresh cherries. On the way back from the orchard we would stop by the water pump and we would wash the cherries. She would later very carefully take the seeds from the cherries. Next she would make this amazing filling for the cobbler and then some fluffy biscuits to go on top. I remember watching her stoke the fire in her wood cook stove making sure the temperature was just right for the cobbler, that she would place into the baking compartment of the wood stove. I can still smell that wonderful cobbler today and the wonderful memories that it brings.

Grandma's Cherry Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Cobbler Is A Family Favorite
Through the years the recipe has been updated to use our current market ingredients, but the basic recipe that my Grandmother handed down remains the same. Grandma's Cherry Cobbler is one of our families favorites and sure hope you enjoy the recipe.

Grandma's Cherry Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Cherry Filling

Grandma's Cherry Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Biscuits On Top

Grandma's Cherry Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grandma's Cherry Cobbler
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 cups fresh Tart Cherries pits removed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1 egg
1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stir to dissolve and set aside.
In a large saucepan add the cherries, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla. Mix well and bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. If you don't have enough liquid from the cherries, then add 1/4 cup water. 
Stir in the cornstarch mixture and lower the heat continuing to stir. The mixture will thicken and when it begins to thicken remove from heat. and set aside.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like tiny peas.
Beat the egg then add the milk.
Add the egg and milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix together.
This will be a wet dough.
Pour the filling into a 9X13 baking dish.
Drop the biscuits on top of the filling.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle over the top of the cobbler.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until the slightly browned on top.

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Grandma's Cherry Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We love cobbler and my Grandma's recipe is one of our favorites. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time in the kitchen with us. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. I can just imagine how good this would be coming from grandma's wood stove! It looks absolutely delicious and what great memories to have!

  2. I loved picking cherries. They were so beautiful and plentiful. This cobbler sounds amazing. How much fun to make something with so many memories. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  3. This just caught my eye, and oh does it look good!!

  4. I’m checking this out again, Miz Helen! Wish I had a bowl of it!


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