George Washington Cherry CobblerWE lived on a farm with lots of fruit trees when I was growing up,…
George Washington Cherry Cobbler
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
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.