Cherry Honeycomb Cobbler


For an eye-catching twist on cherry crisp, top baked cherries with fresh honey-thyme cookies in a honeycomb pattern.

Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
80 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ cup cup cold unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into pieces

  • 3 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 orange (2 tsp. zest, 1/4 cup juice)

  • 9 cup fresh tart red cherries, pitted, or three 16-oz. pkg. frozen pitted tart red cherries, thawed and drained (about 6 to 7 cups)

  • Vanilla ice cream

  • Honey

  • Thyme


  1. For honeycomb cookies: Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, thyme, and salt. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using a fork, stir in honey. Gently knead in bowl until dough holds together.

  2. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough using a 2-inch hexagon-shape cutter. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on two ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll scraps.

  3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

  4. For baked cherries: Increase oven to 400°F. In a 2-qt. baking dish stir together thyme, honey, cornstarch, zest, and juice. Stir in 4 cups cherries. Bake 25 minutes or until thickened and bubbly; remove from oven. Stir in remaining cherries; cool slightly. Top with honeycomb cookies in a honeycomb pattern; serve remaining cookies on the side. Top cobbler with vanilla ice cream, honey, and thyme.


You should have about 6 to 7 cups pitted fresh cherries or thawed, drained frozen cherries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

733 Calories
28g Fat
118g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 733
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 118g 43%
Total Sugars 75g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 28.7mg 144%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 529mg 11%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 99.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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