Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jack Daniel's Sour Cherry Cobbler

I have the most spectacular Evans Cherry Tree growing in my yard. In addition to displaying the most beautiful spring blossoms it produces an abundance of cherries. Evans Cherries also know as Sour Cherries are a hardy cherry tree that will grow in the prairies! As "Evans Cherries" are quit tart most people find them a little to sour to nibble on, but they taste great in baking, jellies, or my favourite - flavoured water. Check out my refreshing Sour Cherry Antioxidant Water. This year I used a big bowl of cherries to make a cobbler. My cherries were quite ripe when I picked them so to make sure I didn't have an excessive amount of liquid in the  cobbler I let the cherries marinate in the sugar and Jack Daniel's for a couple of hours, then drained the extra liquid. I like the tart taste of the cherries, but if you prefer them a bit sweeter add about 1/4 -1/2 cup more sugar.

Jack Daniel's Sour Cherry Cobbler
by Laureen King from ArtandtheKithchen
Serves: 6-8

  • 6- 8 cups sour cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Minute Tapioca
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


  1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine cherries, Jack Daniels and 1/2 cup sugar in large baking dish (I use 9 x 13 pan so all the cherries are in the marinate. Marinate cherries for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain before using in the cobbler.
  4. Sift flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl.
  5. Cut 3/4 cups of chilled butter into small cubes. 
  6. Add butter to the flour mixture cutting it in with a pastry blender until it looks like course crumbs.
  7. Pour in the cream and mix just until the dough comes together. DON'T overwork; dough should be slightly sticky.
  8. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a 10 inch pan. (I used oven for this).
  9. Stir tapioca into drained cherries.
  10. Add drained cherries on top of butter to pan (don't stir). Sprinkle with a bit more sugar if you like the cherries sweeter.
  11. Drop the dough by tablespoons over the cherries. Leave in clumps, don't smooth out.
  12. Brush the top with some cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  13. Bake 50 mins to 1 hour in oven on baking sheet until the cobbler is browned and fruit is bubbling.
  14. Serve warm with ice cream.


  1. If I had these gorgeous cherries and Jack Daniels, I'm pretty sure they would have not made it to the cobbler stage...'just sayin..Looks delicious!

    1. I'm curious to what stage they may have got... ha ha. Maybe sour cherry juice in the Jack Daniel's; reminds me of something I may have drank back in high school with a special friend.

  2. Oh my, I can't WAIT to try this!! I don't drink but hey, I can maybe chew on some woozy cherries. I'll let you all know how it works out :}

    1. You can always eliminate the Jack Daniel's, it will still taste great!

  3. Hi Laureen, just popped over to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Scallops was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Cheers

  4. I am so drooling over this gorgeous cobbler, nicely done!!!