Sweet cherries star in cast iron skillet cobblers

Sweet cherries star in cast iron skillet cobblers

  • By Sue Ade
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:38pm
  • LifeFood

I’ve used the same basic batter recipe for making cobblers for years. It has never failed me and adapts well to a wide variety of summer fruits, including fresh sweet cherries. I’ve made summer cobblers with a combination of fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries, but more often than not, I do single-fruit cobblers, like the ones here for cherry cobbler. I like to throw a cobbler into the oven the same time we are sitting down to supper, because by the time the table is cleared and the dishes are done, the cobbler is ready – all hot and bubbly and baked to a deep golden brown. Old-fashioned desserts, like cobblers, look particularly homey served from a cast iron skillet, inviting family and friends to linger longer at the dessert table. And, because cast iron retains heat for a greater length of time than other cooking materials, your cobbler will stay warm well after it has been removed from the oven. Laid-back cobblers are scrumptious accompanied with good vanilla ice cream, and if you have access to an ice cream maker, there’s nothing quite like the taste of homemade. The recipe highlighted for No-Cook Intensely Vanilla Ice Cream, my favorite “go to” recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream, produces an ice cream with a velvety texture and a deeply pleasing vanilla flavor. Paired with fresh cherry cobbler, the duo may be among the best tastes of summer we’ve enjoyed so far.

Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at kitchenade@yahoo.com.

More in Life

File
Minister’s Message: Who is this man?

Over and over again, they struggle to rightly name who he is and what he’s up to

A still from “Casting Maya,” a film about Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is seen in this screenshot. From Pure Films, the short will be one of nine shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Aug. 10 in Kenai, Alaska. (IF4/flyfilmfest.com)
Anglers’ night out

Annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Kenai

Candy pecans make a sweet snack to enjoy on excursions. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Road trip reimagined

Candied pecans accompany more subdued wandering

Robert C. Lewis photo courtesy of the Alaska Digital Archives 
Ready to go fishing, a pair of guests pose in front of the Russian River Rendezvous in the early 1940s.
The Disappearing Lodge, Part 1

By the spring of 1931, a new two-story log building — the lodge’s third iteration — stood on the old site, ready for business

Viola Davis stars in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)
On the screen: Women reign in latest action flick

‘The Woman King’ is a standout that breaks new ground

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Auction, juried show to showcase local talent

Kenai Art Center will host its annual Harvest Auction this weekend, juried art show next month

Sweet and tart cranberry pecan oat bars are photographed. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Cranberries to match the bright colors of fall

Delicious cranberry pecan oat bars are sweet and tart

Will Morrow (courtesy)
Take a chance

The fact of the matter is, you can find a way to hurt yourself in just about any athletic endeavor.

Alaska Digital Archives
George W. Palmer (left), the namesake for the city in the Matanuska Valley and the creek near Hope, poses here with his family in 1898 in the Knik area. Palmer became a business partner of Bill Dawson in Kenai in the last years of Dawson’s life.
Bill Dawson: The Price of Success, Part 5

Thus ended the sometimes tumultuous Alaska tenure of William N. Dawson.

File
Minister’s Message: Plenty

The Bible story of Joseph in Egypt preparing the harvest in the seven years of plenty teaches us some vital lessons

A still from “Jazzfest.” (Photo provided)
DocFest could be the golden year of documentaries — again

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns for 18th year with solid mix

From left: Lacey Jane Brewster, Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Bill Taylor (center) rehearse “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Applause for menopause

Kenai Performers’ new play takes aim at ‘not the most glorious part of womanhood’