Thursday, May 29, 2008


Last week I bought three pounds of cherries for about $3. We munched on them during the week as dessert, but then I made the gigantic cupcakes and teeny cake and the cherries were ignored for a bit. Well, it was time they were eaten, but several were a bit past their prime. I knew I needed to use them, but I wanted something simple and quick to make. At first I was thinking this cake, but I was lacking ingredients. Then I thought of cobbler. It was not something I can remember eating often if at all. I assumed it was easy since it's just biscuits atop a fruity filling. The only thing was, I had to pit all the cherries, otherwise this would have been a quick and simple dish. As it was I and my counter were rather sticky with cherry juice by the end of pitting 4 cups of cherries, but it was worth it. We had already decided it was left-over night, so I had no other food to prep.

I used a recipe from America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, which I love by the way. It has you cook the fruit separately until they start to release their juices then place the biscuits on top. They provide a table with filling recipes for several different fruits. I had sweet cherries and the recipe was for sour, so I had to reduce the sugar, but other than that it worked perfectly.

Josh and I polished it off in two days. He almost bought more cherries for another, but I think I will go for sour cherries from the freezer section for the next batch or possibly strawberry rhubarb; though blueberries would be nice too.

ETA: I forgot to add my sock progress! I am almost back to where I started before I frogged because it was HUGE! Those dropped stitches add a lot of stretchiness.


RadioactiveUnicorn said...

ooooh yummy! That sounds fantastic. I always get fruit to make pie but can never be bothered to make the crust. I bet I could convince myself to make biscuits, though!

AndreaLea said...

Cobbler is so delicious! My grandma used to make peach cobbler when I was little and it was like the best food I've ever eaten. I tried to make it once but couldn't get past the Crisco. :(

Rachel said...

Oohhh...I have a bag of cherries in the fridge that I need to do something with. Cobbler. Yum!

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Does your recipe call for corn meal? Because I definitely didn't have any corn meal but I did have grits so I used those instead. I am going to be bold and say that that probably wasn't the most brilliant idea I've ever had, but the cobbler was fantastic anyway. I ate the whole thing by myself between last night and today.

Those socks are pretty awesome, btw.