Fruit cobbler recipes vary a little in the kind of toppings they have, either crumbly or biscuity. This easy version (adapted from one of Emeril Lagasse’s on the Food Network site) is the latter: a cornmeal biscuit topping with fruit underneath. First, heat pitted fresh cherries in a skillet with white and brown sugars, orange juice, and a little cornstarch until the mixture thickens (partially cooking the filling ensures that it doesn’t end up watery). Then, top with a biscuit-style dough and finish in the oven until golden brown and bubbling. It’s great served plain, or you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
For the biscuit topping:
To assemble and bake: