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5 from 16 votes

Red Wine Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Fresh, sweet dark cherries in a sweetened, red wine syrup topped with a crispy sugary cake cobbler crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods, baking, cake, cherries, cobbler, dessert, sweet
Servings: 6
Calories: 515kcal


Red Wine Cherry Filling

  • 1 lb cherries dark sweet varieties
  • 1/2 cup red wine pinot noir or merlot
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch

Cobbler Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt a healthy pinch
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces butter, unsalted 1/2 cup


  • Start by stemming and pitting your cherries. Set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a wide, deep saute pan whisk together cornstarch and sugar until no clumps remain.
  • Stir in wine and water until smooth, being sure to scrape any cornstarch lumps from the corners of the pan. Add in cherries and place on stovetop over medium heat.
  • Cook until mixture just comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once mixture comes to a boil and has begun to thicken, remove from heat and set aside.
  • While cherries are heating up combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for the topping in a medium bowl. Beat one egg and add to flour.
  • Use a fork or your fingers to mix the egg into the flour, until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  • In a small bowl melt your butter then use a small amount to lightly coat the inside of an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  • Add cooked cherry mixture to the dish, then spread cobbler topping evenly over the top. Pour the remaining butter over the top as evenly as possible.*
  • Bake in oven for 30 - 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and crisp.
  • Serve warm or room temperature, and store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.6mg