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National Cherry Cobbler Day

May 17, 2016

National Cherry Cobbler Day is celebrated annually on May 17th. Cherry Cobbler is a delicious dessert that is a favorite for young and old alike.

In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes that consist of a fruit filling ( cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter, biscuit or pie crust that is  then baked.  Some cobblers have both a top and bottom crust.

Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies.  It was because of the lack of suitable ingredients and the proper cooking equipment that the English settlers were unable to make their traditional suet puddings, so to improvise, they covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked biscuits or dumplings.

A cherry cobbler differs from a cherry crisp as the “crisp” usually has oatmeal in it.  Sometimes the cobbler is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

OBSERVE

Enjoy this “tried and true” easy Cherry Cobbler recipe below!

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Ingredients:

1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

Directions:

  • Spread pie filling in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 400ºF; let heat 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. 
  • While pie filling is heating, stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto warm pie filling. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is light brown.
  • Top with Vanilla Ice cream (optional)

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