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cherry almond cobbler recipeThe nice people at Sam’s Club asked me if I would be interested in participating in their “Mouthwatering Cherry Cobbler Challenge”. I happen to love cherry cobbler and a challenge. I also happen to think that I have a pretty fantastic recipe, if-I-do-say-so-myself. They were kind enough to send me a Sam’s Club membership (can you believe this was my first time in a Sam’s Club?), a gift card, and some cobbler creating essentials. I had planned on serving my cobbler at a summer party, but unfortunately, we lost power for 6 days, and it did not happen. As soon as the power was back on and we cleaned up the big ol’ mess, we headed into the car and spent some time exploring our neighborhood Sam’s Club.

cherry almond cobbler recipeWe took our pre-paid membership card to get ourselves a real card at customer service, and when I showed my military ID to the nice cashier, she told me that they were running a promotion for military members that were joining. She gave me a $15 gift card. Score! We took a stroll around the store, had a sample or two, and found what we were looking for, the Northwest cherries. They were restocking the case as we pulled up, and we got two super fresh containers of the most beautifully deep burgundy cherries. We grabbed some butter, and few other things that we needed (I love that they have a restaurant section, I bought some half sheet pans, usually I have to go to a restaurant supply store to get them) and hit the checkout. It was lunchtime, so we grabbed a piece of pizza and a drink and went home to work on our cherry cobbler.

This recipe is a hybrid of about 3 different recipes. I adore the combination of cherry and almond, so I created this recipe on that combination. Imagine juicy cherries scented with a splash of amaretto, topped with a crunchy almond crust. And finished with a little vanilla ice cream and a touch of cinnamon whipped cream. This is divine.

cherry almond cobbler recipe1 package Sam’s Club Northwest Cherries
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
1 Tablespoons amaretto

Crumb Topping:

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup butter, cold

whipped cream (plus a pinch of cinnamon)

cherry almond cobbler recipeRinse the gorgeous Northwest cherries. You are going to need to pit all of these babies. I use this cherry pitter, you can do 4 at a time. While I do not think that the construction lends itself to become a heirloom, it does the job.

cherry almond cobbler recipeSprinkle the cherries with sugar, tapioca, and amaretto. Let stand for about 15 minutes, stirring every now and again.

cherry almond cobbler recipePour the cherries into a 2 quart casserole dish (or a 9×13).

cherry almond cobbler recipeStart on the crumb. Add the flour, sugars, salt, and oatmeal to the food processor. Pulse.

cherry almond cobbler recipeAdd chunks of butter and almond extract.

cherry almond cobbler recipePulse until it comes together.

cherry almond cobbler recipeSpread the crumb topping over the cherries. Sprinkle almond slices all over. I like to put a baking sheet underneath, just in case it bubbles over. I bought a few of my favorite half sheet pans while I was at Sam’s. One of my favorite cooking tools, I have about 8 of them now. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

cherry almond cobbler recipeWhen I was in Chicago, we had a berry shortcake with the most delicious combination of whipped cream and ice cream inside. Just a teeny bit of each, but the texture ended up being so good, that I went into the kitchen to ask the chef about it. He said that he adds the smallest pinch of cinnamon to the whipped cream. It was so subtle that I knew there was something in it, but I did not know that it was cinnamon. I did the same thing here, and it had the same sort of magic.

cherry almond cobbler recipeWhile it might seem a little indulgent to have both whipped cream and ice cream (and I ain’t gonna lie, it is) on top of your cherry cobbler, I assure you, it is worth it. Even if it means a little extra time on the treadmill.

Cherry Almond Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 1 package Sam’s Club Northwest Cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
  • 1 Tablespoons amaretto
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • whipped cream (plus a pinch of cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. Rinse the gorgeous Northwest cherries. You are going to need to pit all of these babies. I use this cherry pitter, you can do 4 at a time. While I do not think that the construction lends itself to become a heirloom, it does the job.
  2. Sprinkle the cherries with sugar, tapioca, and amaretto. Let stand for about 15 minutes, stirring every now and again.
  3. Pour the cherries into a 2 quart casserole dish (or a 9×13).
  4. Start on the crumb. Add the flour, sugars, salt, and oatmeal to the food processor. Pulse.
  5. Add chunks of butter and almond extract.
  6. Pulse until it comes together.
  7. Spread the crumb topping over the cherries. Sprinkle almond slices all over. I like to put a baking sheet underneath, just in case it bubbles over. I bought a few of my favorite half sheet pans while I was at Sam’s. One of my favorite cooking tools, I have about 8 of them now. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. While it might seem a little indulgent to have both whipped cream and ice cream (and I ain’t gonna lie, it is) on top of your cherry cobbler, I assure you, it is worth it. Even if it means a little extra time on the treadmill.
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45 Responses to Cherry Almond Cobbler

  1. this looks perfect! i made a cherry & peach crisp last summer with vanilla ice cream and i was excited for it again this year; however, now i am going to try your recipe! I love the combination of cherry & almond… and i also like the little sprinkle of cinnamon in your whipped cream. Vanilla ice cream is also a must! Just wondering, would you consider this a crisp or a cobbler?

    • bakedbree says:

      I just did a little reading, it is more of a crisp. Apparently to be a cobbler, it should have more of a biscuit topping. Who knew?

  2. Becky Bush says:

    Just ordered the cherry pitter….i’ve never seen one before! I can’t wait for it to arrive so that i can try this recipe…looks delish!

  3. June g. says:

    Your cobbler looks scrumptious but that cherry pitter is wicked awesome;)

  4. Those cherries are beautiful! Fabulous looking recipe :)

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  6. Mallika says:

    You are lucky, we don’t get cherries here. Gorgeous photography and beautiful cherry almond cobbler.

  7. Wendy says:

    This looks amazing! I love cherries but don’t eat them often enough because the boys devour them as soon as I can get them pitted. I’m going to put this on the menu for a family gathering this weekend. Love the addition of amaretto!

    • bakedbree says:

      That is a good problem to have. I wish that my kids would eat all of my fruit before I could bake it.

  8. This looks great! The combo of an almond crumb topping + cinnamon whipped cream sounds heavenly!!

  9. Sheri says:

    Cherry and almond are two of my favorite sweet combinations. I was just thinking about making some cherry almond macaroons when I saw this. As much as I like the macaroons, this one is calling my name! Thanks

  10. Pat says:

    A perfect combo of all flavors! Thanks so much for sharing ~

    Pat

  11. This sounds so fabulous! You know, I’ve never baked with cherries before, and this has inspired me to do so!

  12. Jade Barker says:

    This looks beautiful. I love that it uses ingredients you can find anywhere. Thanks for sharing!
    -Jade

  13. A wonderful seasonal and indulgent dessert. I love most almond based desserts. This has comfort dessert written all over it. Fabulous!

  14. Natalie says:

    could this recipe be frozen?

  15. Oh momma! That looks amazing. Summer cherries are my fav!

  16. Lisa says:

    I apoligize if I’ve missed this information, but how large is the container at your Sams club? I know they use different suppliers for different parts of the country, so I’m not sure if mine will be the same size.

  17. This looks simply delicious! Love the combination of cherries and almonds. I would definitely be topping it with both the whip cream and ice cream too!

  18. Oh, my goodness. YUM! We are a cherry loving family. This looks wonderful!

  19. Heart says:

    Can I use something else besides the food processor?

  20. susan says:

    where do i get the cherry pitter

  21. I love anything with cherries! So great! And that pitter really is amazing!!!! :)

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  23. OrGreenic says:

    Thanks for the cherry almost cobble recipe. The cherry pitter seems like the perfect tool to speed things up.

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