Cherry Cobbler


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups sour cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or cream

Combine water, lemon juice, cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar in pot over medium heat. Stir well to dissolve cornstarch, then add cherries. Simmer for a minute, taste, and add more sugar or lemon if necessary.

Pour into baking dish or casserole. Preheat oven to 400F.

Combine four, baking soda and powder, salt and 2 Tbsp sugar in bowl. Whisk the melted butter into the buttermilk, then add it to the dry ingredients.

Mix minimally but well, until you end up with a sticky mixture. Drop spoonfuls of dough on top of the fruit. (Because the dough is so sticky, the easiest way to do this is to use 2 spoons, use one to scoop and the other to scrape it out) You’ll end up with a lumpy biscuit that does not quite cover the fruit.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with whipping cream or ice cream.

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Made with:

  • Sour Cherry IconSour Cherries