National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 17th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

It's a shoo-in as one of America's favorite desserts - May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day!!

Pandowdies, crisps, crumbles, buckles, grunts and slumps are, first of all, a heck of a lot of fun to say. They're essentially all rough versions of a cobbler, which is a deep dish dessert with a thick, biscuit-like crust and a fruit filling.

They're also a fantastic way to celebrate the fresh bounty of the season, and as it happens, the first fresh cherries of the year have begun to pop up at grocery stores and farmstands across the country. Get 'em while you can, though - Spring weather affected the peak growing period this year, so cherries may be in shorter supply.

Cobblers don't take a whole lot of pastry know-how, but we do dig this little tip: no matter what recipe you use, taste the fruit before you add any additional sweetener. Batches of any fruit, especially cherries, can vary wildly in flavor, so you'll want to assess their place on the sweet-tart spectrum before you overpower them with too much sugar.

We dig this Cherry Almond Cobbler version from KQED as well as Martha Stewart's cream-lashed rendition. We're also happy to do a bit of willful misinterpretation and opt for Gaz Regan's whiskey-based drink of the same name. Life may be a bowl of cherries, but no one ever said it couldn't be served up in a glass as well.

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  1. Canada: America's Hat

    Awww I missed it!
    LOVE me some cobbler!

    May 18, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  2. RichardHead

    Dang,forgot about this day....I don't want to be a pig so I'll take 2 servings please. We have any chocolate ice cream to go with this?

    May 17, 2012 at 9:25 am |
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