Wowza, these babies came out perfect! Will def do again!

Cherry Cobbler Muffins are a delightful fusion of traditional comfort dessert and the sweet reminiscence of summertime gatherings, marrying the essence of both into a single, cozy morning or afternoon treat. This recipe pays homage to the ingenuity of early American settlers and the culinary creativity they brought to adapting their beloved European fruit desserts with New World ingredients. In my kitchen, filled with the patina of age and love, these muffins frequently find their way into the oven, serving as a delicious nod to our collective heritage for my grandchildren. The tart cherries, nestled within a soft muffin and topped with a buttery streusel, evoke tales of our ancestors finding joy in the simplicity of rural life. These muffins are an invitation to weave a thread of Midwestern spirit and homespun history into your baking adventures.

Serving these muffins warm, accompanied by a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, transforms them into an extraordinary sensory delight. They pair beautifully with a pot of English breakfast tea or a rich, aromatic coffee, making them a perfect selection for an indulgent afternoon treat.

Cherry Cobbler Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup milk

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and chopped

For the Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened





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