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cherry cobbler

Old Fashioned Skillet Cherry Cobbler

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 75 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 8" Skillet Pie 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Old Fashioned Skillet Cherry Cobbler is made with sour cherries and biscuit dough in a big cast iron skillet. What are you waiting for?


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4 c sour cherries, pitted and drained well
2 T lemon juice
1/4 t almond extract
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 T cornstarch
2/3 c sugar plus 3 T
1 1/2 c flour
1 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
12 T cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8″ cast iron skillet. Put cherries, lemon juice almond and vanilla extract, cornstarch and sugar into skillet. Stir well. Set aside and make biscuit dough.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt 3 T sugar and the butter. I use my fingers, but you may want to use a fork or pastry cutter, and cut the butter in until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in 1/2 c boiling water, stirring until batter is just combined.

Now over medium heat bring the cherry mixture to a boil. Drop the batter in large heaping tablespoons onto the cherries. Bake the cobbler for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


From Gourmet: 1991