Tuesdays with Dorie – Cherry Something Cobbler


The comment turn-out was huge for my last TWD entry.  Maybe if I make stuff explode every time, people will continue to love me.  I just got back from a five-day vacation, so I have a lot of reading to do.  I’ll be meme-ing and reading your blogs in the near future.  At any rate, I should fail more often!  At least I know people will read what I write!

This week’s recipe was Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler.  I was super pumped, because I love fruit; I love cobbler; and I’ve not yet had a chance to taste rhubarb.  Looks like I’d have to wait a little longer for my last dream to come true.  I walked to the spot in my grocery store that I KNEW had rhubarb the other day, and it was all gone.  Same in all the other grocery stores.  No rhubarb!?  What if I wanted to throw a late-summer rhubarbeque?

Dorie sez: “The biscuit topping is a great crown for almost any kind of cobbler or crisp.”

Emboldened by the words of the second-most-powerful Greenspan in the world, I decided to replace the rhubarb with Granny Smith apples, which I happened to have sitting around.  12 oz. of peeled, cored Granny Smiths replaced the directed 12 oz. of rhubarb.

I made the filling according to recipe.  I made the topping according to recipe.  Everything really, truly was going swimmingly.  And boringly.  How was I supposed to draw the readers back into my ugly website?  I’d have to create a ruckus.

So I punched my sister in the head

cobblerAfter that?  Well, the cobbler tasted fantastic.  And despite the fact that I am in my mid-twenties, I was grounded for three months.

By the way, I made another batch of last week’s Chocolate Pudding over the weekend.  I replaced the whole milk with 2% (just because it was handy).  Excepting the leaky food processor, nary a mess was made and it was a huge hit with my family.

For 1/12 of the recipe:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 108.8g
Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat

Saturated Fat



Total Carbohydrates

Dietary Fiber



Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

35 Responses to “Tuesdays with Dorie – Cherry Something Cobbler”

  1. I am glad you liked the cobbler. Sorry everything turned out so well.

  2. Your cobbler looks great! I so enjoy reading your blog! Great posts!

  3. Your cobbler looks great! I love your writing style ~ keep up the good work 🙂

  4. You should have just dumped the whole cobbler on your sister’s head. Then there would have been mess, drama, and violence. All important factors in Mike’s wellbeing. And of course, I would have been entertained. 😛 PS – I think this would be yummy with strawberries and apples. Yum.

  5. I’m glad it worked out for you. No punching. Go sit in the naughty chair.

  6. Hilarious post. You’ve figured us out, the public enjoys schadenfreude! I hope your family was appreciative of your efforts; the cobbler looks like it turned out great!

  7. Hahaha you are really hysterical. I think you should punch everyone in the head at your future rhubarbeque.

  8. Now, play nicely children. No hitting. Your punishment? Bake another cobbler, please.

    I wonder if the other Greenspan would like this?

  9. Kisses, kisses, kisses.

  10. Did your sister deck you back? I would have!
    Your cobbler baking time sounds less stressful then the pudding. Im glad you like it and I can’t wait to see your next recipe with TWD!

  11. you really should be grounded. poor, innocent sister.great looking cobbler though!!

  12. Great looking cobbler! I love them too.

    I’ll be making her pudding this week too, as I missed it in TWD.

  13. Well, I have never told anyone before that I was sorry they did NOT have a mistake in the kitchen BUT it seems to work here. Great cobbler and you still have lots of comments.
    The chocolate pudding is rich and delicious isn’t it? I want to try the recipe with milk chocolate just because I have family that is in love with that flavor.

  14. Your cobbler looks great! “rhubarbeque” – ROFL

  15. i bet the apples were a good sub–the filling’s a really pretty color. see you in three months, when you’re allowed out of your room!

  16. Your cobbler looks great! And I’m glad the latest pudding turned out better. I can’t wait to hear how things go with the galette next week. =)

  17. I know how you feel – my biggest turnout was when I put sprinkles on a brownie. Seriously. Stuff like that works too, but sometimes you just have to punch your sister in the head. I understand, I have a sister too 🙂

  18. Dude!!! There was NO RHUBARB here either… no way for us to have a rhubarbeque (love it! LOL). Yours looks great though… and of course I love your bowl 😉 We’re corelle-twinsies 😉

    Have a delicious day!

  19. Your rhubarb looks fab and I promise to comment every week if you can keep up the drama.

  20. Rhubarb kinda creeps me out. Apples and cherries? Doesn’t get more Americana than that.

  21. I am really disappointed. No mess? Wtf do I come to your blog for? LMAO. At least you punched your sister. I guess its still worth it. HAHA. I used grannies too. GMTA. Cobbler looks awesome! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  22. Hope your sister is healing okay. Nice job on the cobbler. If you do host a rhubarbeque, can you be sure to let us know? :o)

  23. yeah, i had to check back this week too to see how everything turned out for you with the cobbler.

    i like that you have nutrition info listed, although I don’t really like what it says. 🙂

  24. great job! i enjoy reading your tales!

  25. Great looking cobbler! Love reading your posts, they crack me up 😀

  26. Great job! I’m glad your kitchen recovered from the chocolate pudding debacle.

  27. Your cobbler looks delicous!

  28. WOW…I have updated my blogroll several times and still your blog was not on there…??? Anyhow, I came upon your blog because of the exploding pudding caper and have now added you where you belong 🙂 You might laugh but you are actually below the blogged titled Ugg..lol.. Anyhow, your cobbler looks wonderful and I am glad your second go around with the pudding was most rewarding.

    I look forward to your post next week! Great photos by the way 🙂

  29. Hey, you can’t be a failure every time! Gotta save some of that for the rest of us. LOL (I’m sure you’re not a failure, in general).

    Your cobbler looks fantastic!

  30. i read your chocolate pudding post and i must admit that it seemed like a likely scenario that would occur in my own kitchen. usually i just turn off all the burners and cry on the floor instead of try again. bravo to you!

  31. For once, I’m happy you posted the nutrition info…this cobbler is relatively okay with the calories and fat! Nice job!!!

    I’m impressed that you went with the pudding again this week…gotta love your persistence, and I definitely agree that this recipe is worth repeating.

  32. See… you succeeded, and we’re all still reading.

    Now go apologize to your sister!

  33. Don’t worry, there are plenty more recipes in the book that we can all mess up!

  34. great job w/the cobbler. hope your sister forgives you 😉

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