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Southern Cherry Cobbler


Southern Cherry Cobbler is a real delight. This delicious cobbler is filled with fresh cherries and almond flavoring. It’s topped with a wonderful homemade biscuit like topping and sprinkled with sugar before baking. It’s one of those killer desserts that you have to get out of your house before you eat every last crumb! For those who enjoy ice cream, like I do, it’s absolutely fantastic served ala mode. If you have an abundance of cherries on hand or just love cherry desserts, this is the recipe for you.

 will say that the cherries cooked up exceptionally well for desserts. I made one cobbler, five bar-type cookies, two regular type cookies and 2 cakes. I think I’ve gained about 10 pounds enjoying all these delicious cherry desserts. 🙁

If you’re in the mood for a mouthwatering cobbler recipe, give this Southern Cherry Cobbler a try. And be sure to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s even better that way. 🙂

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This fantastic cobbler includes fresh cherries, almond extract and a delicious biscuit-type topping sprinkled with sugar before baking. It's a terrific summer dessert when fresh cherries are in season.



  • 8 cups cherries pitted, halved
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar


  • 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter cold (3/4 cup or 12-tbsp.)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • 3 tbsp. white sugar
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Halve cherries and pit.
  3. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add sugars, corn starch, lemon juice and almond extract and stir to combine.
  5. Spray a 9x13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Pour cherry mixture into prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare topping.
  10. Dollop topping over top of hot cherries.
  11. Sprinkle with Sugar Topping.
  12. Bake an additional 30-40 minutes or until cherries are cooked through when tested with a fork, and topping is golden brown.


  1. Mix flour, sugars, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Add boiling water and stir just until moistened.
  4. (This mixture is very moist. It is not like a crumb topping).
  5. Dollop topping over top of hot cherry mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with Sugar Topping.
  7. Bake at 400° an additional 30-40 minutes or until done.


  1. Sprinkle sugar topping evenly over regular topping before baking.


  • A cherry pitter will cut down your preparation time considerably.
  • If you want to amp up the flavors even more, you can add a teaspoon of almond extract to the topping ingredients as well.