Make Ahead

Cherry Tomato Cobbler

August 15, 2011
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  • Serves 6
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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36 Reviews

em-i-lis August 22, 2011
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:
It is absolutely wonderful!!
From looking over your recipes, I just know I'd love to eat at your table. Healthy, local-- love it!
BlueKaleRoad August 23, 2011
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 have some lovely recipes I look forward to trying. :)
em-i-lis August 22, 2011
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!
BlueKaleRoad August 22, 2011
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).
Dessert's O. August 22, 2011
Love it, Love it, Love it! Hope you make it to the finals!
BlueKaleRoad August 22, 2011
You're so sweet, DOM, thank you!
boulangere August 21, 2011
Saved. Printed.
BlueKaleRoad August 22, 2011
I do hope you enjoy it, boulangere!
TheWimpyVegetarian August 21, 2011
Fabulous fabulous fabulous. I love everything about this dish starting with the name! I can't wait to make it!
Lizthechef August 21, 2011
Isn't it gorgeous, the perfect vegetarian entreé!
TheWimpyVegetarian August 22, 2011
BlueKaleRoad August 22, 2011
Thank you so much, ChezSuzanne and LiztheChef!
lakelurelady August 21, 2011
What a wonderful way to use an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Brilliant!
BlueKaleRoad August 22, 2011
Thank you, lakelurelady!
lapadia August 20, 2011
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 :)
BlueKaleRoad August 21, 2011
My pleasure, lapadia! I'm happy to know you are a cobbler lover, too.
Bevi August 20, 2011
BlueKaleRoad August 21, 2011
I hope you enjoy it, Bevi!
cookinginvictoria August 17, 2011
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.
BlueKaleRoad August 17, 2011
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! :)
nannydeb August 16, 2011
Sounds great! Making this soon!
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, nannydeb! I hope you enjoy it. :)
Sagegreen August 15, 2011
What a great idea!
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, Sagegreen! :)
SKK August 15, 2011
Mmmmm - incredible! Thank you for sharing it.
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
My pleasure, SKK! :)
Lizthechef August 15, 2011
I love everything about this recipe and am making it this weekend...
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, Liz! I hope you enjoy it. :)
singing_baker August 15, 2011
I love savory cobblers and this one looks fabulous!
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, singing_baker! This is the only savory one I've made and I think I need to try others now.
EmilyC August 15, 2011
Oh, this looks delicious! Love the crust!
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, EmilyC! The underside of the crust gets a bit soaked in the tomato juices and is so good. :)
boulangere August 15, 2011
What a great idea, gorgeous too!
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you so much, boulangere!
AntoniaJames August 15, 2011
Did you say ricotta salata?!! Now that's just brilliant. What a great recipe. ;o)
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Thank you, AJ! I am a big fan of ricotta salata and try to work it in to different recipes.