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Cherry Cobbler Country Cooking

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cherries / Cobblers / Desserts / Fruits

4  c  Fresh sour cherries, pitted
1/4  c  Granulated sugar
2 1/2  tb  Cornstarch
1/2  ts  Ground nutmeg
1 1/2  c  Unsifted all-purpose flour
2  tb  Light brown sugar
1 1/2  ts  Baking powder
6  tb  Butter, cut into chunks
1/4  c  Milk
1  lg  Egg
1  lg  Egg yolk beaten with 1 t
    -water (opt)

1. Heat oven to 375'F. Grease 2-quart shallow round baking dish. 2. In medium-size bowl, toss cherries with granulated sugar, cornstarch, and nutmeg. Turn cherry mixture into baking dish. 3. In medium-size bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and baking powder. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture. 4. In 1-cup measuring cup, beat milk and egg. Pour into flour mixture. With fork, mix until well combined. 5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead a few times, then pat into a round to fit top of baking dish. Cut 3 slits in dough round and place over cherries in dish. If desired, brush the top with beaten egg-yoik mixture. 6. Bake cobbler 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden and cherry filling bubbles in center. Serve warm.

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