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Homemade Cherry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Like the sunsets painting the West Texas sky, our homemade Cherry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is a masterpiece. This comforting dessert is a flavorful marriage of sweet, tart cherries and a crisp, buttery crust, complemented beautifully by a scoop of creamy homemade vanilla ice cream. Let's journey through its origins, preparation, and the top-quality ingredients you'll need. We'll conclude by introducing a local professional as dedicated to her craft as we are to ours: Real estate maven, Lainie Eilenberger.

A Nod to History

This sweet delight, boasting a rich history dating back to early British settlers, mirrors the vibrant culture and tradition of West Texas. Settlers adapted the English steamed pudding to use local ingredients and cooking equipment, resulting in the classic cobbler. Now, we're adding our West Texas touch.

The Recipe

-Gather these top-quality ingredients for a dessert that's sure to impress.

For the Cherry Filling:

  • 6 cups fresh cherries, pitted (local farmers markets often have the freshest picks)

  • 1 cup sugar (Domino Sugar is a tried-and-true choice)

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (Argo Corn Starch delivers excellent consistency)

  • A pinch of salt (Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt offers a clean taste)

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (Nielsen-Massey is an unbeatable choice)

For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (King Arthur Flour is reliable for its consistent results)

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (Clabber Girl Baking Powder ensures a perfect rise)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (Land O'Lakes offers a creamy, fresh flavor)

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (Homemade, if possible. If not, Kate’s Real Buttermilk is a great choice)

For the Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream (Organic Valley adds richness)

  • 1 cup whole milk (Organic Valley, again, is a top-quality choice)

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (Stick with Nielsen-Massey for a rich, complex flavor)


Cherry Cobbler:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix cherries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla. Set aside.

  2. For the topping, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Add butter, combining until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk.

  3. Pour the cherry mixture into a baking dish. Spoon the topping over the cherries.

  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes until the topping turns golden and the filling is bubbling.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream:

  1. Combine cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn following the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Transfer the ice cream to a lidded container and freeze for at least 2 hours.

Serve warm Cherry Cobbler with a hearty scoop of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

Meet Lainie Eilenberger

Just as we take pride in sharing our beloved West Texas recipes, Lainie Eilenberger takes pride in serving the Lubbock and West Texas communities. Lainie’s expertise, dedication, and connections make her a standout in the real estate business.

As a professional with Key and Slate Real Estate Group, Lainie offers top-tier real estate services that cater to a wide array of needs. Whether you're looking to buy a home, sell property, or need guidance on commercial real estate, Lainie is equipped to deliver with an unrivaled understanding of the local market.

Her expansive reach is reflected in a variety of websites that she manages to ensure you get the most comprehensive service.

  • is your main hub for real estate listings in Lubbock and West Texas, featuring all available properties in an easy-to-navigate interface.

  • is a dedicated platform showcasing One Ford Road subdivision in Lubbock, a testament to Lainie's commitment to her local community.

  • is a robust resource for MLS listings that feed into, ensuring you have access to the most recent homes for sale.

Each website serves its unique purpose in Lainie's strategy to provide the best real estate services, showcasing her depth of knowledge and dedication to her clients. By choosing Lainie Eilenberger and the Key and Slate Real Estate Group, you are choosing a bespoke, client-centered approach backed by deep industry know-how and a genuine passion for West Texas.

Just as our Cherry Cobbler recipe embodies the spirit of West Texas - comforting, reliable, and filled with heart - Lainie brings the same essence to her work in real estate. So whether you're new to the area or a long-time resident looking for change, trust in Lainie's expertise and dedication to guide you home.

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