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Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Red Hots and canned cherries flavor this memorable dessert from my childhood. I hadn’t had it in years, so when I found my mother’s recipe, I had to make it to see if it’s as good as I remembered. It is! —Betty Zorn, Eagle, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons red-hot candies
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Drain cherries, reserving juice; set cherries aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in red-hots. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until thick and bubbly and red-hots are melted. Stir in cherries; heat through. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine egg and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until blended.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3-4 times. Roll into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Spread with butter; sprinkle with pecans. Combine cinnamon and remaining brown sugar; sprinkle over top.
  • Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cut into eight slices; place cut side down over cherry filling.
  • Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cobbler.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 363 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Colleen
    Aug 19, 2020

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  • bethnegrey
    Jul 24, 2018

    thank you, thank you, thank you! I have looked for this recipe for years! I, too, remember this one from childhood, although our mom didn't really care for it. Guess that's why we couldn't find the recipe. Not losing it this time! It is just SO good --

  • 071246lm
    Feb 14, 2016

    Love this recipe! This is one of my family's favorite recipes.

  • shortbreadlover
    Oct 30, 2013

    great recipe, love cherry clobber and this one is akeeper for me.

  • kshea
    May 20, 2012

    We love this for weeknights dessert. It's simple. Make sure you use TART cherries, it's not as good with sweet.

  • cooknmom
    Mar 8, 2007

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    Jun 1, 2006

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