Fresh Cherry Cobbler

A family in our church had an abundance of cherries on their tree this year and asked us if we wanted to pick some.  In no time, we a gallon bucket full!  The tree was loaded!  The really dark cherries are on the sweeter side, but most of them are a little tart.  The kiddos like to eat them fresh, but for me they are a too sour.  Lydia and I sorted and pitted them and then made a fresh cherry cobbler (recipe below).  It was out of this world!!  Wow!  And thankfully, we have enough frozen cherries for two more cobblers...YUM!!

{Sorting and pitting cherries}

Cherry Cobbler 
(recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman's cookbook)

1 stick butter
1 1/4 cups, plus 2 tbsp. sugar (divided)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups fresh cherries (or blackberries, peaches, etc.), rinsed and allowed to dry.

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2.  Grease a 13x9" baking pan with butter.
3.  Heat butter in microwave until melted.
4.  In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of the sugar. 
5.  Whisk in milk.
6.  Whisk in melted butter.
7.  Pour batter into baking dish.  Sprinkle the cherries evenly over the top of the batter.
8.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar over the cherries. 
9.  Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
10. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top.  Bake for 7-10 more minutes.

Serve it plain or with a generous heaping of vanilla ice cream....enjoy!! 

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