Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler

After picking all those cherries yesterday I just HAD to make a dessert with some of them. This is what we had for lunch:

Please note that I was making this to feed 11 people. Feel free to half the amount if you are feeding a smaller crowd.


12 cups of pitted cherries

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp arrowroot powder

4 tbsp raw cane sugar


Mix the lemon juice, arrowroot and raw cane sugar together and toss with the cherries. Place in a large, rectangular casserole/pie dish.


1 1/2 cups crispy almonds ( I use raw almonds that I have soaked and dehyrated but you can use regular almonds or almond flour also.)

1 1/2 cups arrowroot powder

3/4 cup (12 tbsp) butter, softened

1/2 cup raw cane sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place almonds in food processor or blender and process to a powder.
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add or cut in butter. (I do not have a food processor so I mix all the dry ingredients in my blender and then transfer that to a bowl and cut in my soft butter until combined and the mixture is crumbly.)
  5. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

Happy eating!


P.S. This recipe can be found in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, an excellent book.

Don’t have cherries? Substitute peaches, blueberries, apples etc. If using apples add 1 tsp cinnamon to the filling.

2 Responses to “Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler”

  1. Pat says:

    Hi Liz and family
    I love cherries….so expensive here. The cherry cobbler sounds yummy.
    Have you been to pick more yet.
    Love reading your news. Take care lots of love Pat xxx

    • liz says:

      Hi Pat 🙂
      I am learning how SHORT the cherry season is here! The place we picked at is already closed. We have found another one that opens this Wednesday on the opposite side of the lake where it is probably a little cooler hence later berries. Their picking season is only 10-14 days! SO no, haven’t picked more yet but that will be in this week’s activities.
      Love, Liz

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