cherry cobbler

Summer in Michigan is filled with a wide variety of fruit.  You can eat it fresh, freeze it, can it, make jams and jellies, dehydrate it and cook with it.   My favorite way to enjoy the bounty of fruit is to bake with it!

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Pie, ice cream, tart, crisp, cake.  They are all good, especially when using in season fruit.  Now you can add cobbler to your list of must-try summer desserts.

This cobbler is easy to make, and it’s perfect for those with food allergies.  It is gluten, corn, nut, egg and soy free.  It can also be made dairy free.

For those with sensitive stomachs, cooking fruit can make it easier to tolerate.  So an allergen free dessert with cooked fruit is quite easy on the gut.

If you don’t have any cherries you can substitute whatever fruit is in season.  Blueberries and peaches work really well together.  Or you can try nectarines or plums.

Cherry cobbler pairs well with homemade vanilla ice cream for a perfect summer treat that just about everyone can enjoy.  What special fruit-filled treats are you creating in the kitchen this summer?

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Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler
  • 4 cups sweet cherries, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar, sucanat or coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2½ Tbsp. tapioca flour or 1½ Tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 - 2 tsp. gelatin (optional)
  • ½ cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar, sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or organic palm shortening
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp. organic cane sugar, sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Method of Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix 3Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a greased 1½ or 2 qt. baking dish combine the cherries, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, tapioca flour or arrowroot and gelatin. Toss. Bake 10 min.
  4. While the fruit is baking, in a large bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  5. Blend in butter until it resembles coarse meal (you can do this by hand or in a food processor).
  6. Stir in the water until just combined.
  7. Remove the fruit from the oven. Drop topping by spoonfuls over fruit. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mix
  8. Bake about 30 minutes, until the topping is golden. Allow the cobbler to cool slightly.
  9. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Mary Voogt is a follower of Christ, a wife, and a mother of two. After 6 years as an electrical engineer she now stays home full time. She is passionate about real food and enjoys spending lots of time in the kitchen cooking and baking from scratch. She blogs at Homemade Dutch Apple Pie on a variety of topics including digestive issues, OCD, anxiety, infertility, natural parenting and healthy food.