Thursday, August 30, 2012

Individual Cherry Cobblers

When I was planning the menu for this Southern Classics Beer Pairing, hubs had one “must”: ”You HAVE to make a cobbler for dessert… it doesn’t get more Southern that THAT!”

His family is from the South so I took his word for it and made these individual cobblers (everything is cuter in mini versions!):

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s really just a technique… you can use whatever fruit you like! Don’t like cherries? Swap them out for peaches, or blackberries, or blueberries (or a mix of berries!)! Like it sweeter? Add more sugar. More tart? Cut out some sugar. This is YOUR dessert… make it how you like it!

Another plus: All you need to buy is fruit… chances are you’ll have the rest of the ingredients in your pantry. Making this an excellent throw-together dessert.

Score!

Now, it’s hubs’ turn to tell you about the beer (or Hard Cider in this case). Note: I picked this beer and it was probably the least favorite for the boys… BUT it was the favorite for the girls! hah Go Figure. Men are Mars Women are from Venus, right? The guys took 2 sips and were good (on to the next!). The girls? Well we all LOVED it.

You win some, and you lose some! ;)

In case you missed the first three courses from our Beer Pairing:

The Beer Selection: McKenzie’s Hand-Pressed Black Cherry Hard Cider

Tina hates a hoppy beer, so for dessert # 1, she really wanted a hard cider.  Hard Ciders are different than other beers in that fruit juice is used as the fermentable instead of grain and typically no hops are added to the recipe. No hops = happy wife.  This Black Cherry Hard Cider is very sweet, loaded with tangy black cherry flavor, and full of bright fizzy carbonation. With 6.0 ABV (Alcohol by Volume) and 0 IBU (Internationall Bittering Units) this cider is more like a sparkling dessert wine. Most guys will pass on it, but the girls all seemed to want another pour. On a side note: Ciders are gluten free!

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Cheers!

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Individual Cherry Cobblers

Yield: 4-5 servings

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 35-45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cherry Filling:
3 cups pitted & halved cherries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water

For the Cobbler Topping:
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

For the Cherry Filling:
Mix together cherries, sugar, and cornstarch slurry. Spray 4-5 ramekins (depending on size) with non-stick cooking spray and evenly distribute cherry mixture among them. Place filled ramekins on a baking sheet (just in case there is any over-flow during baking).

For the Cobblers:
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add the melted butter a little at a time incorporating it into a crumble (it's easiest to use your fingers for this). Top each of the cobblers with equal amounts of the crumble mixture.

Place tray of ramekins in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes (oven temps may vary, so when the filling is bubbly and the tops are golden, they are good to go!). Serve warm as is or with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

Adapted from: Veggie Belly

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12 Responses to “Individual Cherry Cobblers”

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 30, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    I don’t know what’s up with me…my boyfriend totally converted me to the hoppy-loving ways of the IPA! I *do* still love ciders, though! I bet this would also be good with Raspberry Lambic.. have you tried it?

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 31, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Ohhh I love cherry cobbler! Yours looks amazing!!! Now I am craving this! I guess I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — August 31, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    These are adorable!!! Loving the beer pairings too! :)

  4. 4

    Sarah P. — August 31, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Love your recipes! Where did you get that awesome cutting board?! I love it!

    • Tina replied: — September 11th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

      I got it in Belize… It was one of our ports on the cruise we took in January!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — September 2, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    These look so delicious!

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    Christy — September 3, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    I like how you said it’s essentially a technique- when you put it that way, that’s exactly the kind of recipes I’m usually searching for- adaptability is key :)

    Also, as an aside, I love that striped chopping board!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 4, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    These are the cutest freakin’ things I’ve EVER SEEN.

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    Jessica — September 4, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    I am pretty sure these would mail well. Just saying. ;-) haha

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 4, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Cobblers are so comforting and delicious! And even cuter when in individual form!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 5, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I love mini anything, these cobblers are so cute! And I love the hard cider for the pairing!

    • Tina replied: — September 11th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

      me too! make anything mini and I SWEAR it tasts so much better!! :)

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