Easy but impressive looking!
This is one of those cobblers that is totally gorgeous looking but is ridiculously simple! The old-school Jiffy cake mix works perfect with this recipe! Note: If you are here just for the recipe and don’t want to read all my talk about our fun in Pigeon Forge – just scroll on down. There’s a printable recipe below! 🙂
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
I recently had a chance to go back to Tennesssee to meet up with my buddies, Stacey from Southern Bite and Christy from Southern Plate. We’ve all known each other for years but we live in separate states so we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like. So, we figured Tennessee was a good halfway point for all of us. And we all LOVE Pigeon Forge. There’s a lot to do, great places to eat and gorgeous, home-y cabins.
We only had a couple of days but we packed a lot in! We had way too much fun at the Hollywood Wax Museum. We ate a delicious meal at the Local Goat (y’all, I cannot recommend the deep fried deviled eggs enough!) We also had a chance to go to the Chuckwagon Cookoff that was held the same weekend we were there.
These are some amazing cooks and they were SO friendly. I can’t stop gushing about them enough. Kind folks who let me crawl all over their chuckwagons and take pictures. They even let me eat some of the delicious food they were cooking up!
If you ever get a chance to come to Pigeon Forge during this Chuckwagon Cookoff – you gotta go! You won’t regret it. I have never meet nicer people in my life!
Thanks to everyone’s suggestions on where to eat. I only wish we would’ve had more time! We, of course, ate at the Old Mill Restaurant and I had the most delicious chicken and dumplings. Christy booked us a reservation at the Hatfields & McCoys Dinner show. It was ridiculously fun. And they served some of the best fried chicken I have had in a long time. I was totally impressed. It’s a family-friendly show and you can’t beat the good food!
And I can’t forget to talk about the cabin we stayed in at Eagles Ridge Resort. We all had our own rooms (with KING beds) and our own bathrooms. The kitchen had brand new appliances and it was all so comfortably laid out. There were recliners! Need I say more? I am hoping we’ll be able to go back and do this again soon. I am itching to go to Dollywood again! 🙂
We even had a little fun filming a video together at one of the gorgeous cabins at Eagles Ridge Resort! If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, just hit the play button below! 🙂
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Pour the cans of pie filling into the bottom of the skillet. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted butter, and cinnamon. Drop the batter by dollops on top of the filling. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the batter is set. Serve warm.
Disclosure: Special thanks to the wonderfully nice folks at Pigeon Forge Convention and Vistor’s Bureau and Eagle’s Ridge Resort for generously hosting us during our stay!
Skillet Cherry Cobbler
- 2 21 oz cans cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 9 oz box Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly grease an 10-inch cast iron skillet. Pour the cans of pie filling into the bottom of the skillet. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted butter, and cinnamon. Drop the batter by dollops on top of the filling. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the batter is set. Serve warm.