Archive for May, 2013

Today is National Cherry Cobbler day!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Did you know that today is National Cherry Cobbler day?  Now, that’s not a big deal as, say, Memorial Day, but here at Pacific Merchants, we think that every holiday, especially the delicious ones, should be celebrated, especially because there are really great cherries on sale at the farmer’s market right now. We pulled out our Mason cash mixing bowls and whipped up this amazing, easy cherry cobbler to celebrate!



  • 5 cups pitted ripe red cherries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 c orange juice
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tsp almond extract



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk




  • In a medium bowl, toss cherries with 2 tbsp of brown sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Drain juice and reserve

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and reserved cherry juice until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.


  • Add cherries and orange zest and almond extract; pour into an ungreased 9-in. baking pan.