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Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler, made with fresh or frozen sweet cherries, is the perfect summer dessert, especially when cooked up on the grill!

A mixture of gluten free flour and almond meal come together to make this sweet topping gluten free. The combination of almond and cherries is the perfect flavor marriage!

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Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler is such an outstanding summer dessert. Why heat up your entire kitchen by cooking inside when you can easily cook a cobbler like this outside!

gluten free cherry cobbler in traeger

How long do you bake a cherry cobbler?

Whether you cook your cobbler on the grill like I did, or use your oven, it will take about an hour if you’re cooking at 375 degrees F.

The reason a cobbler takes so long to cook is because of the topping. It takes some time for that sweet biscuit topping to cook all the way through. Once it does, you’ll see it get crisp and golden brown top.

I’ve found that the 375F temperature is the perfect sweet spot. This temperature allows the topping to cook all the way through and then get brown. Any hotter will brown the top without cooking the topping all the way through. Any lower and it will start to dry out before getting browned.

How do you pit a cherry?

If you don’t already have one, a cherry pitter is a handy dandy tool every home chef should have in their kitchen. This little gadget holds a single cherry and pops the pit out.

It can be a messy process with teeny tiny little beads of dark red cherry juice flying through the air. Just plan on pitting your cherries on an easily cleanable surface… and don’t wear white.

If you want to make it easy on yourself, buy a bag of pitted frozen cherries. Because they’re such a great addition to things like smoothies, it’s easy to find frozen cherries. I got a big bag of frozen organic pitted sweet cherries at Costco and that’s what I ended up using for this recipe, even though fresh cherries are in season right now.

9x13 pan of gluten free cherry cobbler

How to make gluten free cherry cobbler:

I started out with my Easy Quadruple Berry Cobbler recipe and modified it to make this gluten free version and used cherries instead.

Cherries always go with almonds. It’s just a known fact that can’t be denied. For that reason, it was easy to transform this recipe to a gluten free version. Instead of just swapping out the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour, I decided to go with a combination of equal parts gluten free flour and almond meal.

I also decided to add almond extract to both the cherries and the topping to really enhance that almond flavor. Additionally, I increased the quantity from my original recipe to scale it from a 9×9 pan to a 9×13 pan. I knew I’d want more.

This is a super easy cherry cobbler recipe. The fruit layer consists only of fresh cherries, lemon juice, and almond extract. No gel or cornstarch needed.

The topping is incredibly easy to mix together as well. Instead of cutting in the butter, which can be a messy process, I like to cut thin slices and lay them on top of the topping. As it cooks, it melts in and gives the top a beautiful golden brown color. The decorator’s sugar on top also gives it a wonderful sweet crunch.

Top of individual serving of gluten free cherry cobbler

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Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler

Prep10 minutes
Cook1 hour
Total1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler, made with fresh or frozen sweet cherries, is the perfect summer dessert, especially when cooked up on the grill!

Ingredients 

Filling:

  • 6 cups cherries sweet (not tart), pitted, either fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour okay to use all-purpose flour if gluten is okay
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 tablepoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon decorator’s sugar
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Instructions 

  • Set Traeger to smoke with lid open for about 5 minutes. Close lid and set temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Add cherries to a 9×13 baking dish. Toss with lemon juice and almond extract.
    frozen cherries
  • If cherries are frozen, you can set them on the grill while it is heating up.
    cherries in pan on grill
  • In medium sized bowl, combine almond and gluten free flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use a whisk to combine and eliminate lumps. In a separate bowl, combine egg, heavy cream and almond extract. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix to combine. Mixture will be crumbly. Cover cherries with this mixture.
  • Slice butter into thin slices and spread as evenly as possible on top of cobbler mixture. Sprinkle with decorator’s sugar.
    uncooked gluten free cherry cobbler
  • Place cobbler onto grill and close the lid.
    How to make a gluten free cherry cobbler in the trager
  • Bake on preheated grill for about 60 minutes until golden brown.
    traeger grill

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 160mg, Potassium: 300mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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9 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Can I use bobs red mill 1:1 for all the flour? I don’t have almond flour. Would I need to make any other changes?

    1. You can replace all of the almond flour with 1:1. The other option would be to use a total of 1 cup 1:1 flour total and omit the heavy cream. Those are the amounts I use for all of my other cobbler recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    I didn’t have almond meal so I had to triple the amount of almond flour, and I made it dairy free by using oatmilk In the mix, and coconut oil on top instead of butter! Also I did not have almond extract so I used vanilla which turned out super yummy 😋

  3. 5 stars
    This cherry cobbler is my favorite! So easy and absolutely delicious, one of my all time favorite treats!

  4. 5 stars
    What a great idea to make it on the grill so you don’t have to heat up your house in the warmer months. My husband loves cherries so I know this will be a hit!