It’s cherry pickin’ time

Yes, we have cherries! Yeah! I get so excited about these tart cherries. They’re pretty and so yummy!

Fresh picked cherries

Cherry tree with CD ornament

So now that we have these cherries, what do we do? Make a cobbler, of course. I use the same recipe for the cherries as I do with my blackberries except I add a little vanilla. This recipe came from one of my old cookbooks, More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. The first copyright date was 1976, with mine being the twenty-third printing in 1980. The subtitle of this book is pretty interesting and so appropriate for these times – Suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world’s limited food resources.

Mixing up the cobbler
Cherry cobbler baking in the oven
The finished cobbler

Since I still had some cherries left, I mixed a cup of sugar per two cups of cherries.

Cherries and Sugar

Once they had sat for a short while, I bagged them and put them in the freezer. I put them up in 2-cup bags since that is the amount needed for a cobbler. If I need to make a larger cobbler, I just double all of the ingredients including the berries.

Cherry 2-cup bags ready for the freezer

We still have cherries on the tree that are not quite ripe, so we’ll be picking more in the next couple days. I’m hoping for at least six bags for the freezer. However, I’m thankful for any we are able to harvest.