Happy Valentine’s Sweet-Tart Cherry Cobbler Goblets


Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Even though Valentine’s day is supposed to be for lovers it’s one of the days I miss being a kid. I miss making a mailbox out of construction paper and paper doilies to receive the tiny cards and candy hearts of my class mates. I miss heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting on platters large enough to treat the whole class, and I miss sugary white cupcakes topped with hearts and roses. Well-you say- you can have those things without being a kid – make them for yourself. That’s true- but it’s not the same somehow.

I went to lunch the other day with my mom and my sister and a close friend who both have kids  in elementary school and they were saying that now days you need some super cool manufactured valentine with a piece of commercial candy attached or you are not going to be a cool kid.  I think that is sad. Kids now seem to miss out a lot on what is good in life because someone decides that it’s not safe to allow homemade treats anymore. And no one has time to make valentines for classmates that probably wouldn’t be appreciated for the effort anyway. It breaks my little Valentine’s heart.

For you I am sending my love and this sweet-tart cherry cobbler, topped with berry swirl ice-cream. I hope you enjoy it and take many sweet wishes along with it for a day filled with love. I like the combination of sweet and tart cherries- you could even add some dried cherries if you feel like going over the top.  This really works with any fruit if you don’t love cherries as I obviously do.


Sweet-Tart Cherry Cobbler

  • 1 pound tart pie cherries, pitted, fresh or frozen,thawed and drained very well
  • 1/2 pound sweet dark cherries, pitted, fresh or frozen, thawed and drained very well
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter melted and browned
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 3/4 milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Brown the butter in a small saucepan making sure not to let it burn. Pour it into the bottom of an 8×8″ baking pan. Mix the flour, granulated sugar, milk and extracts together  and pour this mixture over the melted butter in the pan.  Top with the very well drained fruit and then sprinkle the brown sugar and almonds over. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.  Serves 8-12.

Serve in a goblet topped with Cherry Vanilla or Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream.





  1. 70% cocoa says:

    Ooh! I can’t wait for cherries to be in season. I absolutely love nut brown butter too. Might have to whip up a gluten free version of this when the cherries show up.

    x x x

  2. Gabi says:

    LisaRene- Thanks I bet your valentines were beautiful! And- thanks for thinking of me to tag- I had fun.

    Courtney- Thanks- you are always so supportive- I really appreciate it.

    Emiline- Thanks- I’m looking forward to seeing your cherry pie. mmmm

    Brilynn- Thanks – how is your chef training going?

    Dhanggit- Let me know how it turns out- I hope your sister likes it.

    Hey next year let’s do a valentine party and exchange homemade valentines- what do you think? I had a party with some girlfriends two years ago and we all got together and made homemade valentines and had great food and chat- it was great.

  3. dhanggit says:

    hi gabi, happy v-day to you too 🙂
    just like you i truly miss those good old times making valentine’s card with my sisters 🙂 it was really fun !! my sister will love this cherry cobbler treat! thanks for sharing her bday is upcoming soon i will prepare for her 🙂

  4. brilynn says:

    I love love cherries so this sounds great!
    I miss being a kid for valentine’s day too, it was so much more fun then.

  5. Emiline says:

    This sounds delicious! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, AND President’s Day.
    I think I’m going to make a cherry pie this weekend. We’ll see how that goes.

  6. LisaRene says:

    It is sad that times have changed for I too fondly recall homemade goodies served in class by “house mothers”. I recall making homemade valentines for every classmate so no one would be left out. Lots of red construction paper and doilies!

    I like your version of a Valentines day treat, very refreshing!

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