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Tart Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Tart Cherry Cobbler

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"This requires a flaky pie dough instead of a drop biscuit style topping. If you want to use a refrigerator pie crust instead of making your own that works just fine and the end result is well worth it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, gently stir the cherries, brown sugar, and white sugar until all the sugar has dissolved. Mix in the tapioca, almond extract, cinnamon, and salt. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish, and dot with butter.
  3. Roll our pie pastry into a rectangle slightly larger than the baking dish, and place over the cherries. Tuck in corners, and make several slits in the dough. Brush with milk.
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbly. Cool 1 hour before serving.
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Dec 25, 2006

This was very good. I could've drained off a little juice as it was very juicy but the flavor was great! I had 3 29 oz. cans of tart cherries so I added a little bit more sugar and a tablespoon more tapioca. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. The almond flavoring I almost left out but I was glad I didn't because it is a subtle but very nice flavor with the cherries.

Jul 27, 2010

I had a pound of fresh sour cherries so I decided to use thoes. Because I only had a pound I halved the rest of the recipe. I thought it was really good but the tapioca was soft but it did leave a texture that I didn't particularly care for. My favorite is to use about a tablespoon of liquid pectin for a thickener. I also used one crust and made cut outs so you could see the berries. The brown sugar really gave it a subtle richness. I'll be making again with frozen cherries most likely.


12 Ratings

Oct 20, 2004

Very good. I could only find one brand of cherries in water and it was 2.60 a can so using 5 cans, this recipe can get pricey.

Nov 23, 2009

This is a good cobbler and not too sweet. I added a little less than 1 TBSP cornstarch because one reviewer commented how juicy it was and I didn't want it too come out too soupy. For us it was perfect. I also rolled out the 2 pie crusts separately and sprinkled a little cinnamon-sugar in between. Great!

Jun 29, 2010

This was delicious! i used 1/2 can cherries and 1/2 fresh cherries, and the results were amazing! I can not keep my husband away from it! LOL i do prefer the traditional style cobbler topping, but this i will make again. Yummy.

Dec 07, 2009

I thought my Mom was the only one who made them this way..just as good as Mom made. Thanks!!

Feb 02, 2011

Sooo delicious and very easy to make! I cut the pie crust into strips/lattice and used a cookie cutter to decorate...

Nov 24, 2011

This cobbler is currently baking, so I can't speak to the taste; however, I wanted to mention that I couldn't find cherries in water or cans of the right ounces. Instead, I bought the "More Fruit" brand and rinsed them in a strainer. Afterwards, I only added one of the sugars. The consistency and flavor seemed accurate upon a pre-baked taste test.


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  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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