My favorite season of the year is not Summer or Fall.. its cherry season! Cherries are awesome. Some are tart, some are sweet. They lend themselves well to sweet and savory dishes and they play well with so many different ingredients. Cherries rock with different herbs, peppercorns, nuts, warm spices, chocolate and cheeses.
One of my go to summer recipes that I’m constantly getting requests to make is cobbler with streusel topping. Cobbler is a great way to utilize extra fruit any time of the year. I make this dish so often I don’t even need a recipe anymore. This recipe is only 9 ingredients, and it can be mixed up so simply. Don’t like cherries? Use blueberries. Or peaches. Or mix a few different fruits. Don’t have a lemon in the kitchen? Leave it out or substitute lime. Think that cardamom would be better than cinnamon? Go for it. Like dessert a little nutty? Add some chopped pecans or walnuts to the topping. It truly is customizable.
Less than 10 ingredients to a super delicious dessert?? I mean… come on. Just try it.
- 3-5 lbs washed, stemmed, and pitted cherries (or other fruit)
- 2-3 tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 stick of butter, cold and diced
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 or other large glass or ceramic baking dish.
- Halve your pitted cherries and place in a large bowl. Mix the cherries, cornstarch, sugar, lemon zest and juice, and pour into the prepared dish.
- Put remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and prepare to get your hands dirty. Squeeze the cubed butter between your fingers until the butter and dry ingredients create a texture almost like wet sand. Pick up and squeeze a handful of the topping, and sprinkle it in large chunks over the fruit. Continue doing this until all of the topping is on the fruit.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and topping feels dry and crunchy to the touch.
If you make this recipe I wanna know! Share on instagram and tag me @eatingherwords so I can check it out!