Skillet Cherry-Almond Cobbler
A fleet of tender biscuits on a sea of sweet, saucy cherries⎯a good cherry cobbler can hold its own against other fruit desserts, especially when it comes together in just a few quick steps.
Why This Recipe Works
For convenience, and for their delicious acidity, we chose jarred Morello cherries, plump, meaty, and tart, for our cherry cobbler recipe. We reserved the juice and combined it with cornstarch in the skillet to thicken the filling, adding sugar and vanilla for sweetness and heightened cherry flavor. By fully cooking the sauce on the stove, we could shorten the baking time and avoid burning the topping. We wanted a biscuit topping for our cherry cobbler recipe that would be light but also browned and crisp, so we replaced eggs with buttermilk to give the biscuits a lighter texture, and added it to a standard mix that also included all-purpose flour, baking powder and soda, sugar, and salt.