Cherry & Winter Root Cobbler

Cherry & Winter Root Cobbler

Skill Level
Skill level: Easy
Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.19

Cherry & Winter Root Cobbler


2 cups Frozen Cherries (or use any fresh or frozen fruit)
2 tsp Fresh Ginger, grated
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
Root Cobbler Topping
1 1/2 cups Red Fife Flour (or any whole grain flour)
1 cup Parsnips (or use carrots, beets, squash etc.) grated
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp Cold Butter
1/2 cup Milk (or milk alternative)
2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sea Salt


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients together and place into a greased 9 inch by 9 inch baking dish or into 8 greased ramekins.
  3. For the topping, combine the flour, parsnips, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt together. Work the butter though with your hands, breaking it up into small pieces.
  4. Slowly combine the remaining ingredients in just until it forms a sticky dough. Do not over work or it will become dense.
  5. Scoop with a spoon and place on top of the large cobbler or individual cobblers.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.


Healthy Tips

  • Increasing the fibre in your diet may help you control your weight, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and lower the risk of some types of cancer.
  • Aim to get at least 30 grams of fibre each day. To reach this goal, you will need to have at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruit and at least 3 small servings of whole grains each day. (1 serving of vegetables is 1 cup of salad or ½ cup cooked or raw vegetables; 1 serving of fruit is ½ cup chopped or 1 medium fruit; 1 serving of whole grains is 1 slice of whole grain bread or ½ cup brown rice).
  • It’s important to increase the fibre in your diet slowly so your body can get used to it. Start with increasing the fibre in 1 meal or snack and once you’re comfortable with that, increase the fibre in another meal or snack.

Geremy Capone, Wellness Chef

Recipe provided by: Geremy Capone, Wellness Chef
Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program
ELLICSR: Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


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