Summer has come to Kansas. We had what seemed like an extra late and extra long winter. While there were a few short spring-like days we are already experiencing the high 80’s and low 90’s for local temps. Kansas summers are just one of the reasons I use my slow cooker. It is so nice to celebrate a National Day making a Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler. I could celebrate without heating up the entire house.
In the past I have done my baking in the oven. I really enjoy finding ways to make desserts and other baked dishes in my slow cooker. Knowing some of the tricks is very important to excellent slow cooker baking.
Imagine eating a Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler and having an underdone topping. No one wants to eat a doughy cobbler.
I shared some important tips for baking in the slow cooker when I shared my Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler recipe. While the recipes are different the tips are the baking tips are the same.
Of course the family is always anticipating what is on the menu. Certain food days are less than thrilling. Dessert days are the favorites. Cherry Cobbler day was not a disappointment. They girls were so excited to try it.
Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler was a success all the way around. The family loved it. I didn’t have to heat up the house to make it. The only dirty dishes were the one bowl to mix up the topping and the slow cooker itself, plus a few measuring tools. Additionally it was simple to make.
This Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler was made with frozen cherries. As we move into cherry season fresh cherries will be delicious in this cobbler!
I served it with both vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. When I made the peach cobbler The Hub wondered why it had to be one or the other; lesson learned.
This is definitely a recipe I will make again. If you are a fan of cobblers you should whip this Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler up for yourself and loved ones this summer.
Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler
- 1 pound pitted sour cherries fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups milk
- ½ cup butter melted
Place the cherries, sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a large slow cooker. Toss gently to coat and then spread out evenly.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk then fold in melted butter until smooth. Using a large spoon, spoon the batter over the cherries. Use the back of the spoon to smooth the batter ensuring that it covers the top and reaches the sides.
Place a long piece of paper towel over the slow cooker and cover with the lid. Pull the paper towel tight so it does not hang down. Cook on high 4-6 hours or on low for 7-9 hours.
Once the middle of the top has puffed up and is golden around the edges, the cobbler is ready to serve. If it does not seem crisp on top, remove the lid and turn the slow cooker to a high for 30 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.