Celebrate National Cherry Day

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National Cherry Day is celebrated on July 16, making it the perfect summertime celebration! There are more than 1,000 different varieties of cherries, and they range from sweet to tart. Cherries can be turned into many different recipes. You can make jam, barbeque sauce, pastries, pies, cola, ice cream, and much more. Grill them, dry them, or juice them. No matter what, they are always delicious. But NEVER chew on cherry pits because they can release toxins.

Not only are they versatile, but cherries are also nutritious! Cherries are filled with vitamins A, B, C, and E. Together, these vitamins help blood circulation, hair growth, stress management, and reduce cancer risk to mention a few. So don’t let cherry season slip by without enjoying a little – or a lot

Cherry Cobbler on the Grill

If you want an easy cherry cobbler recipe that also keeps your kitchen cool, you’re in luck! This simple cobbler is made with frozen pitted cherries–so there’s no sitting in a stuffy kitchen pitting cherries–and it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet right on your grill so you don’t have to heat up your oven. Try making this summery dessert for your next camping cookout. The sweet smells of tangy cherry filling and a buttery oat topping will have everyone in the campground asking for a bite.

Active: 15 mins

Total: 55 mins

Servings: 10


Ingredient Checklist

  • 4 cups frozen pitted dark sweet cherries (about 19 oz.), thawed and well-drained
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1

Preheat grill to medium (350-400 degrees F). Coat a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

Combine cherries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Transfer to the prepared pan.

  • Step 3

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add butter; stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined and holds together loosely.

  • Step 4

Sprinkle the oat mixture over the cherry mixture. Cover the pan with foil. Grill, with grill lid closed, for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue grilling, with the lid closed, until the cobbler is bubbly and golden, about 10 more minutes. Remove from grill and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/3 Cup

Per Serving: 162 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 29.1g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 20.9g; fat 5g; saturated fat 2.9g; cholesterol 12.2mg; vitamin a iu 244IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; folate 4.6mcg; calcium 10.6mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 9.6mg; potassium 133.5mg; sodium 1.2mg; added sugar 10g.


1 Fruit, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Starch

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