We love to use frozen pitted cherries such as tart red, dark sweet, or Rainier for this recipe. They're flash-frozen in season and you don't have to bother with pitting!

Recipe by David Bonom
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart round baking dish.

  • For the biscuits, in a medium bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground chipotle. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate. Add the 1/4 cup milk and stir until just moistened. Knead the dough 3 to 4 times in the bowl until it holds together. Form the dough into a disk.

  • In a large saucepan combine the 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup flour; stir in cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cover to keep warm.

  • On a floured surface roll biscuit dough out to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with assorted 2- to 3-inch star-shaped cutters, rerolling dough as necessary. Spoon hot filling into prepared dish. Arrange dough cutouts over filling. Brush cutouts with milk and sprinkle the tops with the coarse sugar.

  • Bake 30 minutes or until filling is thick and bubbly and biscuits are baked through. Remove and let stand 30 minutes before serving.


Place a baking sheet below the dish to catch an drips during baking.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; 8 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium. 318 mg potassium; 66 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 43 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1963 IU vitamin a; 14 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 50 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 76 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
Seven cups of fruit for a two quart casserole. Makes this about a thirty dollar dessert that feeds four. I can't afford to cook like that.
Rating: Unrated
I made this for Fourth of July and it was even better than I thought it was. The best cherry cobbler I've ever had. Served warm with some vanilla ice cream.  I spent about $8 on cherries and the rest of the ingredients I had in the pantry. I'd say this feeds 6-8 people. This one is going into the family recipe book!