It's cherry season and we have a delightful and incredibly easy recipe for a fresh cherry cobbler that can be made into four individual servings or one family size dessert!
At our house, you can often tell what season it is by which soap scent is in the bathroom and by what fruit is overflowing the counter tops. Heaven help my kitchen when strawberry season is in session, and we get way too citrus-happy in the winter. June and July is CHERRY season and we always come home from the store with bags and bags of them. Sometimes they get eaten within hours, but by the end of the season when we've just about had our fill of eating them by the handful, I love to make this cherry crisp for breakfasts!
This is a no-fuss, can't-go-wrong recipe that you could make in your spare time on even a busy day. I made these mini cobblers in small chunks of time I could find over the course of a typical morning.
The first step is to pit those tasty cherries. Because you aren't using a can of cherry pie filling, this is a step you can't avoid, but if you don't have a cherry pitter, poking the pit out with a chop stick also works well. It might get a little messy, so don't risk it in your favorite shirt! I like keeping the cherries intact instead of slicing them down into sections so that I can spoon out entire fruits after everything is cooked.
FRESH CHERRY COBBLER RECIPE
3 cups fresh cherries
⅓ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
3 T. melted butter
½ cup quick rolled oats
½ cup + 2 T. flour
½ t. baking soda
½ t. baking powder
- Combine pitted cherries with sugar and 2 T. flour. Mix well until cherries are coated and divide among four sprayed ramekins.
- Combine melted butter and brown sugar. Mix until smooth.
- Combine oats, ½ cup flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl and mix well.
- Add the melted butter and sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until you get evenly coated crumbs. Add more melted butter to get a more dense and less crumbly consistency.
- Spoon the crumb mixture on top of the cherries, dividing evenly between the four ramekins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the crisp topping starts to look golden.
These single-serve helpings of cherry crisp are delightful on their own, but you can turn them into a dessert by adding cream or vanilla ice cream on top! I like to enjoy these as a breakfast treat and often just pour cold milk over top. Enjoy making this heavenly cherry cobbler all summer long with your fresh cherries!
Sandra Caballero says
Oh my goodness ! This looks yummy to eat!
Dessert for breakfast? Count me in!
You can also pit cherries using a straw, and if you have an empty soda bottle (or similar) laying around, you can put the cherry on top of the open bottle to keep it in tact while you push the pits into the bottle, for a fairly easy clean-up, as well!
Linda Manns says
I love cherry cobbler but I have never tried making it before. I will be making this soon. Thank you so much for sharing.
Amber Ludwig says
Mmm!!! These look and sound delicious!! I love that you keep the cherries whole!! Cute idea serving it in ramekins instead of a big pan too!! Such prettier presentation!!
Donna dufresne says
I have a raspberry bush in my back yard I want to try this recipe but instead of cherries I will try it with raspberries thank you for sharing this recipe sounds delish
Cheryl Layshock says
My 2 favorite summer treats in one! Cherries and cobbler! Yum. ?
Kimberly Flickinger says
My family and I love cobbler, especially cherry cobbler. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
rosa rogers says
This looks so good..I love cherries so i have to try this.. Thank you
Casey B says
This looks so good!!
Jen St Pierre says
Omg this looks delish! Saving!
Miranda Welle says
What a great way to use those delicious cherries or even other fruit!
G K says
This would be nice to wake up to in the morning.
Lisa Coomer Queen says
This looks yummy! My granddaughter will love it. Thank you for the recipe.
Wow this looks amazing! I have never used cherries in a cobbler, especially not fresh cherries. I'd love to try this!
Kathleen Kelly says
I love cherries and cobblers and crisps are my go to desserts. Thank you!
Deborah D says
This looks so yummy! I am pinning this so I can make it when I get all the ingredients.
Cathy Jarolin says
Cherry Cobbler! I just Love Cherries. This Cobbler looks so good I could take a bite out of the Picture!! My Great aunt used to make Blackberry cobbler that was out of this world. I was just a little girl but I can still remember how yummy it was. It seems like yesterday!! Thank you for sharing your Cherry Cobbler!
shannon fowler says
This looks beyond amazing! This would be a huge hit with my family. Thank you for sharing it with us.
gloria patterson says
oh yes this is going to be add to my to do list when it is cherry season..... looks and sound so good