Grandmas Cherry Cobbler

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This is a cherry dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. And while the recipe has changed a bit so to incorporate ingredients that are easy to find, the recipe is pretty much the same as handed down by Grandmother. The ingredients for the filling of Grandma's Cherry Cobbler include tart cherries, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cornstarch, water, and vanilla extract. For the biscuit recipe, you will need all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, egg and milk. This is a lovely dessert recipe that makes the most of fresh cherries. For the full step by step instructions for this cherry dessert recipe, you will want to take a look at the Miz Helen's Country Cottage site.

Cherries make for an excellent sweet snack and at just less than 100 calories and half a gram of fat per serving they are perfect for a health-conscious diet. Because cherries have such a sweet flavor, this fruit make a healthy substitute for snacks such as cakes or candy. Cherries also make an excellent ingredient for a variety of breakfast recipes, lunch ideas and dinner food ideas. Cherries are a fruit that is full of antioxidants. These antioxidants offer several health benefits. Antioxidants may help to prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as fighting off the free radicals in the body. The antioxidants that are found in cherries also may work to help slow down the signs of aging. All cherries contain their own antioxidants, but the sour cherry variety has the most, and beat out even blueberries with their antioxidant content. Cherries are made up of more than 75 percent water. This water content makes this fruit a perfect weight loss food as foods that are high in water, and lower in calories may help to keep you feeling fuller for a longer period than foods and drinks that are higher in calories. Cherries are also loaded with plenty of dietary fiber, at almost three grams per serving. This dietary fiber may help to accelerate weight loss and to reduce your cholesterol levels by slowing its absorption into your blood.

Some varieties of cherries also naturally contain melatonin, which is a natural substance that is typically produced by your brain to help regulate your sleep cycles. While your body does have the ability to produce its own melatonin, it usually only does so in darkness, and not everyone can produce all the melatonin that is they. Factors such as the artificial lighting that is found in many of today's offices and homes limit how much melatonin the body produces. Eating cherries may help to boost melatonin levels in your body. Pain Relief and Bone Health. Cherries also contain substances known as anthocyanins, which are purple and blue pigments that give the cherries their deep color. These natural compounds may help to reduce pain that is related to inflammation, according to the NYU Langone Medical Center. Cherries are also a fruit that is used to relieve the pain that is associated with both arthritis and gout, though the extent to which cherries they relieve pain needs further study Cherries also contain boron, which is something that helps to increase bone health when consumed in conjunction with both magnesium and calcium. You can also get tart cherry capsules that provide a concentrated easy-to-take form of cherries that help to provide the same health benefits.

You will find this cherry dessert recipe on the Miz Helen's Country Cottage site. On the site, you will find appetizer recipes, main dish recipes, side dish recipes, dessert recipes, cake recipes, preserving food ideas, garden plans, and so much more. **

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