A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

Cherry Cobbler

If you were around at the beginning of the year, you may remember my talking about all the cherries I had stashed in our freezer. We found them while cleaning out the chest freezer on New Year’s Eve (ya, we’re wild ones ๐Ÿ˜‰). After stumbled upon them yet again, I decided enough was enough, and to finish them all off in one go.

A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

My first thought was to make cherry pie. But on second thought, it seemed more like a hassle. And so we ended up with a cobbler. All the yummy cherry pie filling, with none of the rolling and waiting ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

This filling is amazing! So many cherries and it’s sweetened entirely with pure maple syrup! The topping is a soft biscuit style dough with a hint of cinnamon to keep things interesting.

A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

Now I know that a cobbler might not be the sexiest dessert at the party, but it sure is a crowd pleaser! Everyone loved it… Especially my Dad who was hovering and sniffing as I took it from the oven to cool, then snuck himself a sample when I wasn’t looking.

If you try this recipe, snap a picture and tag me @themisfitbaker on Instagram. Iโ€™d love to see! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

Cherry Cobbler

Recipe Type: dessert
Makes:ย 6 servings

A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup.

Ingredients:

filling:

  • 5 cups Cherries, pitted*
  • 3/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract

topping:

  • 1/4 cup Plain Non-Dairy Milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil, firm**

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425ยฐF.

to make the filling:
In a large saucepan, stir together the maple syrup, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice. Stir in the cherries and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes until the filling thickens. Stir in the vanilla and almond extract.

Pour the filling into an ungreased 8-inch square casserole dish.

to make the topping:
Stir together the milk and lemon juice, and allow to curdle for 5 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup. Set aside.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.ย Cut in the coconut oil with a pastry cutter (or a fork), forming pea-sized chunks. Pour in the milk mixture and stir until combined.

Scoop a tablespoon of the dough (I flatten mine to 1/4-inch thick so they bake more evenly), and place over cherry filling. Repeat with the rest of the dough, arranging so to cover the top.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until golden and bubbly.

Best served warm (with ice cream).

 

Notes:
*Use fresh or frozen (no need to thaw). I used frozen dark sweet cherries.
**Firm (but not rock hard), like cold butter.

 

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A simple, homey dessert made with fresh or frozen cherries and a soft biscuit topping. Sweetened with pure maple syrup. {vegan}

 

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12 thoughts on “Cherry Cobbler

  1. ameyfm

    Oh man. Cherries are my #1 favorite fruit!!! In fact, I just realized that I’ll be overseas this year during the brief cherry season here. How tragic! Maybe I can talk a friend into buying some for me.

    Reply

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