The little things lately are what get me through this weird time we are in! I love summer for many reasons, but arguably I love it most for the fresh fruit, vegetables and copious amounts of vegan ice cream I can eat!
Up in Montana we have a short window of Flat Head Cherries…if you ever visit, buy yourself a bag because they are unlike anything in the world. They are tart on the skin, but deeply sweet inside. So dark in color they are almost black and the firmest little cherries you ever ate!
What is a cobbler?
Besides peach cobbler, cherry cobbler is my favorite way to enjoy the rest of summer cherries…and even better with a scoop of vegan ice cream! Cobblers are a really effortless dessert. The cobbler originated in England when they didn’t have enough food to make a traditional pie and would cover puddings, custards, and baked fruit with a layer of dumpling or biscuit. They slowly developed more into the various kinds of cobblers we see today. If you head to the south your traditional cobbler will have a big flakey biscuit on top, but I like more of a crumble style cobbler. Whatever your preference, just enjoy it!
This recipe is more of a crumble style cobbler, with a crust made from oats, gluten-free flour, vegan butter, sugar and a touch of cinnamon. I think the subtle spice in the cinnamon adds great depth to the sweetness of the cherries and the sugar on the topping.
Let’s bake a cherry cobbler!Print
The perfect summer dessert perfectly proportioned for you and 2 other people! This 3-person cherry cobbler is a must for using sweet summer fruit!
– 2 cups of pitted cherries
– 1/4 tsp of salt (only if the cherries are super sweet)
– 4 tbsp of butter
– 3 tbsp of gluten-free flour
– 2 tbsp of gluten-free oats
– 1 tbsp of sugar
– 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1. pre-heat your oven to 350°F
2. wash, pit and half your cherries
3. mix with your 1/4 tsp of salt (only if your cherries are very sweet) and place in your 3 ramekins
4. for the topping, using a fork or your fingers, create a crumb with your cinnamon, gluten-free flour, gluten-free oats and vegan butter
5. place the topping on your cherries and place in the oven for 25-35 minutes until the top is golden and the cherries are bubbling
* place a piece of parchment or baking sheet under the ramekins to control the bubble over
– scale to 3x for a 8×8 baking dish too feed 6
– use ripe cherries for a better taste
Keywords: cherry cobbler, gluten-free cherry cobbler, vegan cherry cobbler, 3 person cherry cobbler
What do you top your cobbler with?
Let’s talk cobbler toppings. I am a plain vanilla ice cream gal when it comes to a cobbler. One big scoop while the ramekin is still warm so the ice cream starts to soften into the fruit is my version of summer heaven. If you are not an ice cream lover, plain is a great way to eat this too, and arguably better for breakfast (wink wink!). One of my favorite ways to eat cobbler is for breakfast if you haven’t tried it, now is your chance! It’s like having apple pie for breakfast after Thanksgiving, it just works so well!
If you have a family structure like mine, you don’t need a pan of a cobbler, as much as I could eat one myself (bring on the tummy ache!). When it is just Drew and I and we need a sweet treat, I like to half the recipe for pies, cobblers, and sometimes even cakes because it turns into food waste when we don’t finish it. When I was working at Williams Sonoma in San Francisco, I attended one of their sample sales (my favorite sale of the quarter), as I was walking down the warehouse aisles searching for all the little kitchen goodies through shelves of floor samples and more, I found 3 Apilco porcelain ramekins just waiting for me. They are hands down my favorite little bakers and make perfectly proportioned desserts from cobblers to personalized brownies. I highly recommend getting a set for yourself!
Try this recipe for yourself!
Enjoy your summer baking and try this recipe for yourself! Tag me if you make it!