Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cherry Chocolate Cobbler: National Cherry Cobbler Day

Today is National Cherry Cobbler Day and fresh local cherries are just starting to hit the market, but not all that many, so these recipes use bottled (or canned) pie filling.

These two Cherry Chocolate Cobblers use natural cherry pie filling. Check out Chukar Cherries Sour Cherry Fruit Filling. Fabulous. Whole and tangy Montmorency cherries. Red and delicious!

I suggest you try both of the following recipes. They're totally different in taste. Happy National Cherry Cobbler Day... and as I always say, everything tastes better with Chocolate!


18 ounces Chukar's Sour Cherry Fruit Filling
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed Dark brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sweet butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix cherries, sugar and flour. Spread evenly in 11 x 7 baking dish.
Sprinkle chocolate over top.

For topping
Mix together flour, sugars and pinch of salt.
Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle topping over cherry filling.
Bake cobbler until filling bubbles and topping is golden brown.
About 40 to 45 minutes.

This second recipe is all over the Internet. I've tweaked it a bit. It's easy and delicious. Again, I use Chukar Cherry Pie Filling, but use what you have!

CHERRY CHOCOLATE COBBLER II aka Cracker Barrel Cherry Chocolate Cobbler

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sweet butter
6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
About 21 ounces Chukar's cherry pie filling
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter. Cut with pastry blender until crumbs are size of small peas.
Over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Allow to cool 5 minutes at room temperature.
Add milk and egg to chocolate mixture; mix well. Blend into flour mixture; mix well.
Spread pie filling in the bottom of 2 quart casserole.
Add cherry filling.
Drop chocolate batter randomly over cherries. Sprinkle nuts all over top.
Bake at 350 degrees F 40-45 minutes.

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