Over the past few years, I have posted recipes for both crisps and cobblers. With needing to make a gluten free dessert and knowing that my company likes sour cherries, I decided to experiment and make a topping that included both ground almond flour and oatmeal. I took a recipe for a cobbler and adapted it. I had nothing to lose and besides, it is always fun to experiment when company comes. Of course it is easier when your company is family.
For the filling, I used half a cup of splenda. For the topping I used almond milk instead of buttermilk or dairy milk. Since I had blackberries to use as they were getting soft, I used those in the topping.
The company loved the dessert. It was just about inhaled and not too many leftovers.
4 cups of fresh or frozen pitted cherries
¼ cup white sugar or splenda
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 ½ tbsp ground almond flour
1 ½ cups quick cooking oatmeal
½ cup ground almond flour
1/3 cup sugar or splenda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces or coconut oil
1 cup buttermilk or one cup of milk with 1 tbsp of vinegar (soured milk)
1 cup blackberries or blueberries or other berries
In a mixing bowl, comine all of the ingredients for the filling. Oil an 9 X 13 baking dish. Place the filling into the baking dish.
To make the topping, combine the oatmeal, almond flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add the butter and using a fork or pastry blender, mix the butter into the dough until it is crumbly. Pour the milk over the flour mixture and mix it together. Fold in the blackberries or blueberries. Using a wooden spoon, spread the dough on top of the fruit.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Let cool and serve with ice cream. Store leftovers in the fridge. Serves 6 to 8 depending on appetites.