Cherry Tomato Cobbler

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Author Notes: I love cobbler, plain and simple! While sweet fruit cobbler rocks, I was inspired by a recipe I saw in Living Magazine a few years ago and created a savory one with cherry tomatoes. Serve it with corn on the cob and a green salad and you'll have a lovely farmer's market dinner.BlueKaleRoad

Serves 6

Cobbler crust

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 ounces ricotta salata, grated (reserve some for sprinkling on top)
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water

Tomato filling

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. For the cobbler crust, combine the flour, butter sugar, salt and about 3/4 of the cheese. Pulse together. Add 2 tablespoons of ice water and pulse. If the dough does not stick together when squeezed, add more water, a few drops at at time. Turn the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap and pat into a flat round. Wrap and place in the fridge.
  2. For the filling, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until they are soft. Remove from heat. In a mixing bowl, toss the tomatoes with the flour, salt, basil and pepper. Add the onions and stir gently.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Pour the tomato filling into a square 9x9 inch baking dish. Break off pieces (chunks and crumbles) of the cobbler crust and sprinkle over the entire top. Scatter the reserved cheese over the crust. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 45-50 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and top is golden. If top is browning too quickly you can place a piece of foil lightly over until filling is done. Let cool and serve room temperature. Enjoy!
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Tags: savory cobbler, Summer, tomatoes

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about 3 years ago em-i-lis

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Aah, I wish I could take credit for the Collard Greens Cobbler, but I cannot. It has, however, become a staple dish at my holiday table. Reminds me of home -Louisiana- even when I am not there -I live in DC. Here's a link: http://www.foodandwine...
It is absolutely wonderful!!
From looking over your recipes, I just know I'd love to eat at your table. Healthy, local-- love it!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you for sharing the collard greens cobbler! I've saved it to try and I can see why it's a staple.

Hey, right back at you...you have some lovely recipes I look forward to trying. :)

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about 3 years ago em-i-lis

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Ooh, yummy. This looks wonderful. My favorite savory cobbler is a collard greens one but this is going to go right up there as a top contender!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, em-i-lis! I'm a big fan of greens and I love the thought of your collard greens cobbler..that would be a lovely recipe to post (hint, hint).

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about 3 years ago Dessert's On Me

Love it, Love it, Love it! Hope you make it to the finals!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

You're so sweet, DOM, thank you!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Saved. Printed.

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I do hope you enjoy it, boulangere!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. I love everything about this dish starting with the name! I can't wait to make it!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Isn't it gorgeous, the perfect vegetarian entreé!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Absolutely!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you so much, ChezSuzanne and LiztheChef!

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about 3 years ago lakelurelady

What a wonderful way to use an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Brilliant!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, lakelurelady!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Saved!!! Don't know where I have been to have missed this recipe! Cobbler is a favorite comfort of mine, too, thanks for sharing your idea, BKR! A lot of my favorite ingredients :)

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

My pleasure, lapadia! I'm happy to know you are a cobbler lover, too.

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about 3 years ago Bevi

Saved!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I hope you enjoy it, Bevi!

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about 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

I love this recipe. So creative and it looks beyond yummy. I really like the idea of a savory cobbler, and the addition of the ricotta salata in the crust is inspired. Saved -- and will try this recipe soon.

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, CinV! I'm hooked on savory cobblers now and planning some new fillings with my CSA produce. I hope you enjoy this one! :)

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about 3 years ago nannydeb

Sounds great! Making this soon!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, nannydeb! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

What a great idea!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, Sagegreen! :)

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about 3 years ago SKK

Mmmmm - incredible! Thank you for sharing it.

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

My pleasure, SKK! :)

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

I love everything about this recipe and am making it this weekend...

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, Liz! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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about 3 years ago singing_baker

I love savory cobblers and this one looks fabulous!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, singing_baker! This is the only savory one I've made and I think I need to try others now.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Oh, this looks delicious! Love the crust!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, EmilyC! The underside of the crust gets a bit soaked in the tomato juices and is so good. :)

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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What a great idea, gorgeous too!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you so much, boulangere!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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AJ is right this is a truly great recipe. Love it!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, sdebrango! :)

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Did you say ricotta salata?!! Now that's just brilliant. What a great recipe. ;o)

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, AJ! I am a big fan of ricotta salata and try to work it in to different recipes.