Simple and sweet, this Gluten-Free Cherry Cobbler made with tart cherries and a tender cake like topping is a quick dessert for someone who has a sweet tooth and loves cherries. This gluten free cherry cobbler recipe is simple to make and you can make this gluten free cherry cobbler using canned cherries or fresh cherries.
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Gluten-Free Cherry Cobbler
I’ve been baking gluten free cherry cobbler for years! It was one of the first recipes I made gluten-free. I love all gluten free cherry desserts.
Something that most people don’t know about me is that I started my baking career, interest, love – or whatever you want to call it, with cherries.When I was twelve years old we lived in a small farm house and right out the front door was an old tart cherry tree.
One summer day, when I was sitting around bored with nothing super interesting to do, I climbed the cherry tree and picked a bucket full of cherries.
I then searched through the storage boxes until I found an original addition of the better homes and garden cookbook. I thumbed through in until I found the cherry pie recipe. It looked easy enough.
I spent the rest of the day carefully reading the instructions and crafting what would be the beginning of the rest of my life – a fabulous cherry pie.
Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler Recipe
My family loved the pie and I was so excited to make something from scratch that they could enjoy. I felt like I had brought happiness into our house when we were in a period of little happiness. Long story short, we had a couple of rough years, being homeless for some time, my parents looking for jobs, etc.
I continued to pick the cherries and make pies until the tree ran out. It was a large tree and I probably made more than ten pies with the cherries from the tree. Now I make everything from cherry pie to this gluten free cherry cobbler recipe.
How to Make Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a saucepan combine cherries, sugar, water, and cornstarch and cook until boiling and thickened.
- Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Cut in palm shortening until it is crumbly.
- Mix together egg and milk.
- Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined.
- Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling (about 9 mounds).
- Bake for 22-25 minutes until cobbler is brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
For the list of ingredients in this gluten free cherry cobbler recipe please see the recipe card below.
How to make Gluten Free Cherry Crisp
If you’re more of a crisp person and you’d like to convert this recipe into a gluten free cherry crisp, simply make the filling the same way (using the recipe below) and top the cherry filling with the crisp from my Gluten Free Blackberry Crisp Recipe.
For the cherry crisp topping:
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup all purpose gluten-free flour blend
- 1/2 cup butter, cold (or dairy-free butter)
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
For the crisp topping – In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in nuts. sprinkle crisp topping over the cherry filling. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the fruit is tender and the topping is light brown.
A friend of ours has a cherry tree in her yard. When I saw it, it brought back memories of the pies I baked that summer. She kindly picked about five cups worth and brought them over to me the other day. I was feeling a bit under the weather and wanted to make something quick, so I opted for a gluten-free cherry cobbler.
This Gluten-Free Cherry Cobbler is so delicious and comforting. The tart cherries are perfect with the sugar and cobbler topping. There is something about a homemade gluten-free cherry cobbler, made with fresh picked tart cherries that brings all the good memories flooding in.
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Happy Cooking and Baking,
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Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 186mg Carbohydrates: 96g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 63g Protein: 5g