You can try several variations of this, like using blueberries instead of cherries. Serve warm with ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a large saucepan; stir in water until mixture is smooth. Add cherries and butter to sugar mixture and bring to a boil; cook and stir until cherry mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour cherry filling into the prepared baking dish.

  • Mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; cut in shortening using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir milk into flour mixture until topping is just moistened. Drop topping by spoonfuls over cherry filling; sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until topping is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; sodium 285.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2014
This was delish. Only made a few changes. Omitted the cinnamon and added a 1/2 tsp almond extract. Used buttermilk instead of milk and used all butter, no shortening. Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. I did not care for the taste of the filling--it congealed after it set up. I felt there was too much topping to filling and topping was a bit dry. It definitely needed vanilla icecream on top to add some contrast flavor. I would recommend adding another bag of cherries to this and to dry the cherries off with a paper towel after thawing and before adding them to the mixture. I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
This was delish. Only made a few changes. Omitted the cinnamon and added a 1/2 tsp almond extract. Used buttermilk instead of milk and used all butter, no shortening. Will make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2014
I made this recipe for my husband and he almost ate the entire dessert by himself. The only thing he said was that could have made better by adding more of the topping on it. Other then that it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2017
Made it twice second time had to add red food coloring. Maybe cherries not as ripe second time. Biscuit topping a little heavy. Hub liked it but seems like recipe needs a little something to make it great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
Yummy! I made a gluten version (used gluten free all purpose flour instead of regular). I enjoyed it thoroughly.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
Absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe and I m glad I did because it wouldn t have lasted long! I m looking forward to our next church carry in I will volunteer for desserts! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. I did not care for the taste of the filling--it congealed after it set up. I felt there was too much topping to filling and topping was a bit dry. It definitely needed vanilla icecream on top to add some contrast flavor. I would recommend adding another bag of cherries to this and to dry the cherries off with a paper towel after thawing and before adding them to the mixture. I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2017
This cobbler was delicious and definitely a keeper! I couldn't find a bag of frozen organic dark sweet cherries so I used the organic "cherry berry" frozen mix available at CostCo and picked out the strawberries prior to thawing (to use in smoothies later). The shortening I used for the topping was very cold butter and I cut it into the flour mixture just like making a pie crust. It was fabulous! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2015
The cherry mixture turned into gelatin which we did not care for. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
Love this recipe! I made no changes the two times I have made it and everyone enjoys it to the last bit. Read More