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Monday, February 17, 2014

GEORGE WASHINGTON CHERRY COBBLER

In honor of Presidents Day, I found this recipe for George Washington Cherry Cobbler. Although I am sure most people know the connection between the first president and a certain cherry tree, I must admit, it wasn't until my 7 year old asked me to explain, that I researched it more thoroughly.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CHERRY COBBLER


1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 package (12 ounces) frozen, pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
1 tablespoon butter
TOPPING
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup milk

Heat oven to 400F.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in water until smooth. Add the cherries (and cherry juice) and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into an 8 inch baking dish, set aside.
FOR TOPPING
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk, just until moistened.
Drop by spoonfuls over the cherries, sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
www.tasteofhome.com › Recipes‎

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