IMG_20130516_192426_760Did you know that today is National Cherry Cobbler day?  Now, that’s not a big deal as, say, Memorial Day, but here at Pacific Merchants, we think that every holiday, especially the delicious ones, should be celebrated, especially because there are really great cherries on sale at the farmer’s market right now. We pulled out our Mason cash mixing bowls and whipped up this amazing, easy cherry cobbler to celebrate!

Ingredients

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Filling:

  • 5 cups pitted ripe red cherries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 c orange juice
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tsp almond extract

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, toss cherries with 2 tbsp of brown sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Drain juice and reserve
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and reserved cherry juice until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Add cherries and orange zest and almond extract; pour into an ungreased 9-in. baking pan.IMG_20130516_185401_480IMG_20130516_192447_972
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in enough milk to moisten.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls over cherries.Bake at 450° for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.

K0495-98 single copyOnce that’s all done, scoop your cobbler into bowls like these pudding basins or acacia wood bowls and top with vanilla ice cream.Trust me, it tastes even better than it looks! And that’s saying a lot, since it looks delicious. The best thing about using the Mason Cash mixing bowls for baking is that they’re easy to clean and heavy enough that they don’t go moving all over the counter top, even if you’re mixing really hard.

Oh, and one more thing, you can make this filling and can it! Just follow our canning guide and you’ll be eating perfect cherry cobbler all year round. It’ll taste like you just picked the cherries, and all you’ll have to do is whip up the topping and bake.

How are you celebrating Cherry Cobbler, and what’s your favorite food holiday? Leave a comment below or send an email to kate@pacificmerchants.com by May 31 for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Pacific Merchants Trading Company.

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Welcome to the official Pacific Merchants blog page! We help our customers "enjoy the simple pleasures of life" with our heirloom quality goods for your kitchen and home. Explore our Kilner jars for canning and preserving, our Mason Cash mixing bowls and accessories, colorful placemats, and our Acaciaware line of solid wood tableware. Our products are stylish enough to wow your friends next week, but classic enough to last a lifetime We make Cooking easy. From step-by-step recipes with full color pictures to indispensable tips and tricks, we'll take the stress out of cooking and make your meals a breeze!

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