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Cherry Cinnamon Cobbler

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

My mom made this recipe when I was very young. Its cheery color and cinnamon scent make it just right for gray, winter days.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted tart red cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons red cinnamon candies
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice. In a saucepan, combine sugar, candies and cornstarch. Stir in water and juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Stir in cherries. Pour into an 8-in. square baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and nuts. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Add egg and milk; mix until dry ingredients are moistened (add a few drops more milk if necessary).
  3. Roll out dough; brush with butter. Combine cinnamon and remaining brown sugar; sprinkle over dough. Roll up; cut into 16 slices. Lay slices over cherry filling. Bake at 400° for 35-30 minutes. Serve warm.

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