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George Washington Cherry Cobbler

WE lived on a farm with lots of fruit trees when I was growing up, and since Dad loved fruit, Mother prepared it often in many different ways. Blackberries or blueberries can also be used in this cobbler. -Juanita Sherwood, Charleston, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Ice cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in water until smooth. Add the cherries and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish; set aside.
  • For topping, in a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  • Drop by spoonfuls over the cherries; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 231 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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