Rainier Cherry Muffins or Rainier Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Friday, July 24, 2020
Rainier Cherry Muffins or Rainier Cherry Cobbler Recipe are two great additions to your recipe box for delicious muffins and cobbler desserts in season.



Other than making a good old fashioned cherry-berry southern style buttery crusted cobbler, these two recipes are perfect for cherry lovers!



Not around long, so every year when I see them I snatch them up in a hurry.



They freeze well in storage bags too!



If you haven't heard about these types of cherries and are a fan of sweet cherries your truly missing out on the best kind, rainier cherries.



A few years back a friend told me about these and said, she had tried these and never looked back at any other kind.



Always guaranteed sweet, firm, and absolutely delicious flavor cherries. A bit pricey but worth every penny.



If you're not a big cobbler fan, then just make muffins but these are the best eating cherries also on the planet!




The printable copy is available if you scroll to the bottom of the page otherwise I have them ready as you scroll down!








this is a bowl of cobbler using rainier cherries for the recipe in a glass bowl with whipped cream















The Rainier Cherry is the sweetest of all the sweet cherries.



With its characteristic cream-colored flesh, Rainier Cherry farmers will not pick them until the sugar Brix (a measure of how sweet the cherry is) and they are so worth the extra money.



Even though these cherries are a bit pricey, once you try them you will see what I mean!



Just remember fresh fruits like these can be added to any of your favorite summer fruit recipes..



Here are two other recipes we have tried below you can substitute rainier cherries in:



Summer fresh fruit desserts include our Blueberry Crumble Bars and Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake these are two other favorites!








this is a single red rainier cherry with a stem








Rainier Cherry Cobbler




  • 6 cups cherries stemmed and pitted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon








rainier cherries in a bowl washed








Crumb Topping




  • 1 1/4 cups flour or yellow cake mix (just the mix!)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoon chilled butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Mix the crumb ingredients and set aside.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Clean cherries and remove pits.

In a large bowl mix together, the cherries, lemon juice, cornstarch, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Add to a 2-quart baking dish.

Sprinkle the top with crumb topping.

Bake at 425 for 25 to 30 minutes until browned.







this is a rainier cherry muffins with a powdered sugar icing on top the muffins are on a black plate







Rainier Cherry Muffins




  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1- 1/2 cup chopped pitted rainier cherries fruit or other fruit you like
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional: powdered sugar and water icing




In a large mixing bowl add the egg, oil, sugar, and applesauce.
Stir in the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt mixing together.
Add the flour and stir till blended. Fold in the fruit.
Scoop into greased muffin pan around 3/4 cup filled.
Bake on 350 degrees in the preheated oven until the middles are set around 35 to 40 minutes
In a separate bowl add 1 cup of powdered sugar and water to make a thin icing.
Drizzle over the tops of muffins while warm




We all just love these rainier sweet cherry muffins.


We make them in our home every summer. 


These are the most asked for morning breakfast muffins besides our Sour Cream Apple Pie Muffins, blueberry muffinsMango Muffins are our other favorites.






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Cherry Lovers!



Don't miss trying one of the other recipes here, or at least use rainier cherries in your favorite
summer fruit recipes.



Let me know how you like them especially if you have never tried these delicious sweetest cherries on earth!







Rainier Cherry Muffins or Rainier Cherry Cobbler Recipe
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Rainier Cherry Muffins or Rainier Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Rainier cherries are the sweetest fruit among the cherry family. It's actually hard to use them in baking without eating the whole bowl of them in season. If you happened to have some on hand here are two recipes to try for cobbler and muffins that are both outstanding!

Ingredients:

  • Cobbler Ingredients:
  • 6 cups cherries stemmed and pitted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour or yellow cake mix (just the mix!)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoon chilled butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Mix and set aside.
  • Muffin Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1- 1/2 cup chopped pitted rainier cherries fruit or other fruit you like
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Directions for Cobbler
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Clean cherries and remove pits.
  4. In a large bowl mix together, the cherries, lemon juice, cornstarch, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  5. Add to a 2-quart baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the top with crumb topping.
  7. Bake at 425 for 25 to 30 minutes until browned.
  8. Muffin Instructions
  9. In a large mixing bowl add the egg, oil, sugar, and applesauce.
  10. Stir in the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt mixing together.
  11. Add the flour and stir till blended. Fold in the fruit.
  12. Scoop into greased muffin pan around 3/4 cup filled.
  13. Bake on 350 degrees in the preheated oven until the middles are set around 35 to 40 minutes
  14. In a separate bowl add 1 cup of powdered sugar and water to make a thin icing. Drizzle over the tops of muffins while warm
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2020.





45 comments

  1. I cannot choose, they are both fantastic!

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  2. They look very yummy! I love both of them.

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  3. I always pick them up when they are BOGO at Publix! my fave! haven't cooked with them though, this dessert looks fantastic!

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  4. They're both so wonderful. I'm dreaming now of Raniers!

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  5. Oh I have never tried any rainier cherries. I am indeed missing out.

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  6. Wow. Give me both. Love - JUST LOVE the photo of the lone cherry. So cool. :)

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  7. A heavenly cobbler,can never get enough of cherries,simply love this summer's best fruit:D

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  8. They are all so good, love me some cherry cobbler!

    Bon appetit!
    =:~)

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  9. oh my Clauda, both of these are just great, my sweet tooth is calling...all of them

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  10. Rainier cherries are my favorite and I am always looking for an interesting way to use them. You have the best ideas! I will be trying these with my next basket.

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  11. These muffins look fantastic! I'm loving adding cherries to baked goods now that they are in season, and yours look fantastic :)

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  12. Droolworthy pics.. YUMM YUMM..

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  13. I will definitely be making this - as soon as I stop munching on the cherries. Can't decide between the two of them so maybe both! I need an excuse to use my cherry pitter! They are so pretty!

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  14. I love all cherries, and have never cooked with Rainier cherries. These recipes look great!

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  15. Interesting cherry lesson.

    I pick the cobbler, but I also like how you drizzled the icing in the muffin shot!
    LL

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  16. ...I haven't cherries here..I'd like to try this gorgeous sweet recipe - ideal for me :))

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  17. Two of the most scrumptious cherry recipes! Heavenly! I haven't seen these kind in our markets yet. They sound like a real treat.

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  18. I haven't had cherries in forever it seems. I remember picking them from the tree atop my grandfather's shoulder! Lovin' the muffins, you know I'm a big muffin addict! The countdown is on, Red will be off to London in just a few more days. Maybe after I get done crying I'll try these muffins.

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  19. I have a friend who will love these. She goes through cherries by the pounds!

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  20. I love cherries! These recipes look really good.

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  21. I would love either one with my coffee right now. Boy do they look good!

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  22. Oh, I wish I knew that you could freeze them before I ate ALL of mine. So sad. I will have to make this next year!

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  23. I grew up on Rainier cherries and also snatch them up whenever they appear. Both the muffins and the cobbler look like a wonderful way to highlight their sweet flavor.

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  24. It's a post like this that takes me back to my youth and helping my grandfather (who was a fruit farmer) pick cherries.

    I miss him. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  25. Great post. I am a big fan of Rainier cheeries.

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  26. How generous - two recipes in one post! I love cherries but have never tried the Rainier. They are costly and the colour somehow makes me imagine they are on the tart side. Now I know better.Thanks for the heads up :)

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  27. It isn't fair that we have to choose one or the other. Why can't we just eat both?? They look heavenly Claudia.

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  28. Beautiful recipes with some of my favorite cherries! I really want a bite (or 10) of each :D

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  29. Wowwww! This looks so good, Claudia! So creative

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  30. I will take 2 servings of each...to start of with:) Gorgeous!

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  31. Hey Claudia, as a cherry fan, I must say that this looks amazing! I want some right now with ice cream (smile). Actually I also want some almond cake with it...

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  32. Not sure why this hasn't been addressed but the muffin recipe calls for far too much baking powder. 4t = way too much. i've lessened it to 2 and still think that's excessive. just an FYI.

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  33. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments

    @Anonymous clarify: I have been making these for over 30 years with that amount of baking powder 4 teaspoons is the correct amount for the recipe...thank you for your input you can adapt it to your own preference... :)

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  34. Oh, yeah, those Rainier cherries are addictive..so sweet and wonderful! Both recipes look fabulous, Claudia!!

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  35. I love rainier cherries! I would be a hero inn the house with the muffins....

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  36. Great post-I love cherries and think the rainier ones are the best. I will need to get some soon. The pictures are awesome Thanks for sharing-buzzed it!

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  37. YUMMO!! I love cherries! I will have one of each, please. :)

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  38. Love ranier cherries. They were on sale yesterday for $3.99 lb. That's a steal here! I'd love to have a huge serving of cobbler and a muffin right about now!

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  39. Thank you for these recipes. I managed to buy about 4 lbs of Rainier cherries yesterday for $1.99/lb. Then reality hit. LOL!


    (found your site when I googled Rainier cherry recipes)

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  40. Tried making the muffins, they turned out very doughy after 20 minutes in the oven, extended time to 30 minutes but still too dense. May need to alter recipe for high altitude to include a little more flour. Not sure what went wrong followed recip to a tee.

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  41. Gosh I am sorry to hear that John I make them every year and not a problem. I am not sure what to even recommend trying. . Sorry the recipe dissappointed you

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  42. These both look excellent,pinned for later

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