This Cherry Almond Cobbler Recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek.
Today kicks off the first day of our #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife , and I’m so excited to bring you this Cherry Almond Cobbler Recipe. And when I say “our” Summer Dessert Week, I’m referring to 25 of my fellow food bloggers who have teamed up to bring you a weeklong celebration of summer treats. Along with a massive amount of recipes (we’re all posting no less than twice this week), we’re also hosting 6 fun giveaways thanks to our amazing sponsors.
You are in for quite a sweet week!
So without further ado, let’s chat about this gorgeous Cherry Almond Cobbler. If it doesn’t scream Summertime in a bowl, I’m not sure what does.
I wasn’t entirely sure what I would contribute to the Summer Dessert Week festivities but it all began innocently enough when one of our sponsors, Rainier Fruit sent the most beautiful and plump cherries. Harvested in the state of Washington, the organic cherries come from family owned and operated farms dating back to 1888. And you read that correctly, that’s eighteen eighty eight and not a typo.
Now technically I have never ever pitted fresh cherries before y’all. But I had fresh cherries on my doorstep and a brand spanking new cherry pitter from OXO and I felt compelled to give it a go and have some fun. There was really no excuse not to and boy am I glad I did. I will never ever bake with canned cherries again!
There’s no denying the sweet and flavorful bursts of goodness from fresh cherries.
This cobbler crust is more cake like and the combination of both all purpose flour and almond flour give it even more of an almond flavor than simply using almond extract alone. It’s also not overly sweet so for those of you trying to avoid too many sweets while we are still enduring swimsuit season, I think you’ll find it a winning combination. Topped with just a small handful of sliced almonds gives it a bit of texture and further enhances the almond.
Go ahead, pull on your stretchy pants and pull up a chair. I’ve got a scoop with your name on it.
Cherry Almond Cobbler Recipe
- 3-1/2 cups fresh sweet cherries (pitted)
- 1 cup sugar (divided)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (divided)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 ⁄2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cubed)
- 1 ⁄2 cup milk
- handful sliced almonds (optional)
- vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the cherries, 3⁄4 cup sugar, 1⁄4 cup flour, lemon juice, and almond extract. Spoon the cherry mixture into a 2-quart baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar, remaining 3⁄4 cup flour, almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Using two forks or a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the milk, stirring until combined. (Dough will be wet.) Drop spoonfuls of dough evenly over cherry mixture. Sprinkle a handful of sliced almonds over the top (optional).
- Bake until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 35-45 minutes. Allow the cobbler to rest for about 10 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch how quickly you have to refrain from dishing out (or indulging in) second helpings. My husband swears he doesn’t even like cherries and he had the cobbler two nights in a row.
The cobbler has been long gone and seeing it again on my screen as I type these words makes me want more. Sweet tooth problems. Sigh.
As I mentioned earlier in the post, today is day 1 of #SummerDessertWeek so be sure to check out what everyone else has been working on and don’t forget check out the prize packages listed below, too!
Ice Cream Recipes:
No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Big Bear’s Wife
No Churn Cherry Crisp Ice Cream from Miss in the Kitchen
No-Churn Peanut Butter Lovers Ice Cream from Home Sweet Homestead
No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Grilled Pineapple Ring Rum Sundae from Daily Dish Recipes
Creamy No Churn Peach Ice Cream from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Pies of Summer:
Lattice Topped Blueberry Peach Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coconut Key Lime Pie from The Domestic Kitchen
Berry Cherry Pie from A Blender Mom
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
Cherry Almond Cake from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Homemade Angel Food Cake with Sugared Berries from Me and My Pink Mixer
Cherry Vanilla Poke Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Gooey Nutella Microwave Mug Cake from For the Love of Food
No Bake Treats:
Blueberry Coconut Gelato Pie from The Whimsy One
Blueberry Parfait from Bowl Me Over
Churro Bites with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes from The JavaCupcake Blog
Blueberry Limencello Cobbler from Sweet ReciPeas
Blueberry Biscuits from Fake Ginger
Blueberry Crumb Bars from Southern Plate
Cherry Struesel Muffins from My Baking Heart
Rustic Cherry Galette from Jen Around the World
Roasted Cherry Meringue Fool from Cooking In Stilettos
Cherry Rosemary Cobbler from The Spiffy Cookie
Cherry Almond Cobbler from Southern From Scratch
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine. We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.