Sunday, September 11, 2016

St. Gregory's Cherry Cobbler

Have you ever heard the story of St. Gregory and his cherry craving on April 25th? (It's my birthday and Pope St. Gregory the Great's Feast day is September 3rd.) The legend goes that St. Gregory the Great had a craving for cherries, and it happened to be St. Mark's feast day. So he sent out for his servants and gardeners to bring him some. There were many cherry trees in the gardens all around, however they were only just coming into bloom. One gardener who was distressed as he looked around, was visited by St. Mark on a cloud. St. Mark asked him what was wrong and when found out the reason, blessed a cherry tree and it produced cherries! Since then Popes have enjoyed cherries on St. Mark's feast day. I am not sure if I believe that legend, but it sure is a good excuse to eat them!

Here's a great recipe that is super simple to make. It requires a whole 5 mins to prep. 

1. Dump your 21 oz cherry pie filling along mixed with about 1/4 teaspoon of Almond Extract in your baking dish.

2.Most you have 1 box of yellow cake mix around the pantry, oats (1/2 cup) and 1 stick  (1/2 cup) of butter/margarine. In a separate mixing bowl- mix the three together- it will be lumpy- and tasty! Be sure and melt down your butter.

 Pour your "yellow cake mix/oat batter" on top and spread around- it can be tricky. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 mins- cook till light brown or solid looking.

Our's didn't last long. I love cake mix batter on top of things.

St. Gregory the Great Pray for us!

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