Who doesn't like a fruit cobbler? Today just so happens to be National Cherry Cobbler Day. Every year on May 17, people all over the United States celebrate National Cherry Cobbler Day by eating this easy to make dessert.
First of all, a cobbler is a deep-dish fruit pie with a thick top crust. Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, consisting of a fruit or savory filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the South, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.
In the 19th century, pioneers in the American West were forced to adapt many recipes due to a lack of basic ingredients. The traditional pie evolved into the cobbler, which was often served as the main dish of the meal or the dessert after the meal.
The fruit in a cobbler can be peaches, apples, and of course cherries. No one knows how the cobbler got its name, but there are several theories. One source suggests that the word “cobbler” actually come from “cobeler,” which is a specific type of wooden bowl used in cooking. Other culinary historians believe the name may have been named because of the dessert’s resemblance to a cobblestone. No matter what the origin of the word is, any type of cobber is good.
Since today is National Cherry Cobbler Day, celebrate by baking a cherry cobbler for your family or order a serving of cherry cobbler as the dessert after your meal at your favorite restaurant.