Fresh Cherry Cobbler

“Scrumptious isn’t adequate to describe this dish! 10 stars for us! Easy to make and any upscale restaurant would receive raves if included on their menu. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change a thing! The addition of the almond extract gives this cherry cobbler a depth of flavors. You have to try this!!! Thanks for a most wonderful dessert!”

- Reader Review

Recipe Highlight

This Fresh Cherry Cobbler is made with dark sweet cherries that are baked in their own juices and topped with a sweet, cinnamon biscuit dough. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream.

See how to make it 

fresh cherries granulated sugar cornstarch salt lemon juice vanilla extract almond extract all-purpose flour baking powder ground cinnamon unsalted butter whole milk



Pit and halve about  1.7 pounds of cherries

Add cherries to a pot with ⅔ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¼ teaspoon almond extract.

Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until cherries are tender and juices have thickened. 

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter. 

Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add enough milk to moisten the dough. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the biscuit is cooked through.