Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping

This hot dessert features popular tastes of the South -- pecans, corn bread, and fresh fruit.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 12 mins

Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping

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Directions

  1. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine the cherries, the 2/3 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and orange juice. Let fresh cherries stand for 10 minutes or let frozen cherries stand for 20 minutes. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Reduce heat and keep hot.
  2. Meanwhile, for biscuit topping, in a medium bowl stir together the cornmeal, flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, the pecans, and baking powder. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl combine the egg white and milk. Add all at once to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Spoon the hot fruit mixture into a 1-1/2-quart casserole. Immediately spoon the biscuit topping into 4 or 8 mounds over the hot fruit mixture. Stir together the 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture over biscuit mounds.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a biscuit mound comes out clean. Serve warm. If desired, serve with half-and-half or ice cream. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Graham Cherry Cobbler:

Prepare the Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping as directed, except for biscuit topping omit cornmeal and the 1 tablespoon sugar. Increase the flour to 1/3 cup, add 2 tablespoons finely crushed graham crackers, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Increase the milk to 2 tablespoons.

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Nutrition Facts (Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping)

  • Per serving:
  • 372 kcal ,
  • 8 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat ,
  • 17 mg chol. ,
  • 158 mg sodium ,
  • 74 g carb. ,
  • 4 g fiber ,
  • 4 g pro.
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