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Cherry Crisp

July 4, 2019Teresa

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Have I got a doozy of a recipe for you today. Cherry Crisp. Such a simple name for such a delicious recipe. Fresh cherries are sprinkled with sugar and almond extract. Then they’re covered with a delicious oatmeal topping. It is so, so mouthwatering. Yes, this is a dessert that’s amazing if you enjoy cherries.

Well, I received my 20-pound box of fresh cherries from the Northwest Cherry Growers again this year. They’ve asked me to be a Canbassador and blog about their cherries. I think these are the largest, plumpest, sweetest cherries on the planet. 🙂 Anyway, I made 10 different desserts out of that 20-pound box in six days. Cherry Crisp is the first one I’m rolling out over the next couple of weeks.

We love cherry desserts. As I stated last year in several of my cherry recipe posts, my Grandma Slivka had three massive cherry trees in her front yard. We would usually visit her and Grandpa in southeastern Ohio every June for a month. Homemade Cherry Pie was always on the menu.

This year I made a three versions of Cherry Pie, a couple of Cherry Cakes, three Cherry Cobblers, one Cherry Crisp and one Cherry Cookie recipe. Each one turned out fantastic.

We have some close friends at our church. His favorite dessert is anything with cherries. So I gave them this dessert for their Friday night care group last week. Jamie told me everyone not only had Cherry Crisp for dinner, but each one wanted some to take home as leftovers! She said everyone loved the crisp.

This recipe is based off my Apple Crisp and Peach Crisp recipes. But this version has a few tweaks. I removed cinnamon (since I don’t like that flavor with cherries). Instead, I added almond extract for flavoring. You can easily make this gluten free for those of you who need that. And if you need vegan, substitute coconut oil for the butter in the recipe.

We loved Cherry Crisp. Now that fresh cherries are in the grocery stores, run–don’t walk–and get some immediately so you can make this fantastic recipe for your family.

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Cherry Crisp is awesome. Really. Add a slab of vanilla ice cream and you’re good to go.

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Every bite of this Cherry Crisp will have you drooling. This dessert is packed with fresh cherries.

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This is not a difficult recipe to make either. The biggest thing is making sure it cooks long enough.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients, plus water, for the cherry filling.

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Place pitted, halved cherries in a mixing bowl.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add granulated sugar and almond extract.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Pour cherries into a lightly greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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Pour a half cup of water evenly over the top of the cherries.

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I used these ingredients for the oatmeal crumb topping.

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Melt butter in a mixing bowl. Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add brown sugar, oatmeal, baking powder and baking soda.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Sprinkle oatmeal crumb topping evenly over top of the cherries in baking dish.

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Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the cherry juices that bubble up are thickened. Mine took one hour 15 minutes to be done.

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You can serve Cherry Crisp warm or cold.

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It’s wonderful served with ice cream.

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If you enjoy cherries, you’ll love this dessert.

Here’s the recipe.

CHERRY CRISP

(My own concoction)

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Cherry Crisp is an awesome fresh cherry dessert. This one is flavored with almond extract and has a delightful oatmeal crumb topping. It's great for summer potlucks, backyard barbecues and summer holiday fun like the Fourth of July when fresh cherries are in season. This dessert will have you salivating from the first bite! Terrific warm with ice cream on top.
Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY FILLING:
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY FILLING:
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers
Instructions
CHERRY FILLING:
  1. Mix pitted cherries with sugar, flour, and almond extract.
  2. Pour cherry filling into a greased or sprayed 9x13” baking dish.
  3. Pour water evenly over all.
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
  1. Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter.
  2. Crumble evenly over cherry mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for about 45-60 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and liquid is set, not soupy.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The juices from the cherries should bubble up thickly to the top when the crisp is done. If the juices are still thin, cook a little longer. My dish took one hour and fifteen minutes to cook appropriately.

Cherries courtesy of Northwest Cherry Growers.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers

You’ll be seriously drooling after one bite of this dessert.

Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers

Cherry Crisp is a fabulous dessert during the summer time.

Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers

Cherry Crisp is sure to cure any sweet tooth craving you have.

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Magic Cherry Cobbler

Magic Cherry Cobbler | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
Cherry Crisp BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Cherry Crisp is an awesome fresh cherry dessert. This one is flavored with almond extract and has a delightful oatmeal crumb topping. It's great for summer potlucks, backyard barbecues and summer holiday fun like the Fourth of July when fresh cherries are in season. This dessert will have you salivating from the first bite! Terrific warm with ice cream on top.
Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY FILLING:
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY FILLING:
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
Cherry Crisp | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe is the perfect #dessert now that #FreshCherries are in season. It's flavored with #AlmondExtract & has a delightful #Oatmeal topping. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly. #cherries #CherryCrisp #CherryDessert #HolidayDessert #NorthwestCherries #NorthwestCherryGrowers #NWCherries #Canbassador #NWCherryGrowers
Instructions
CHERRY FILLING:
  1. Mix pitted cherries with sugar, flour, and almond extract.
  2. Pour cherry filling into a greased or sprayed 9x13” baking dish.
  3. Pour water evenly over all.
OATMEAL CRUMB TOPPING:
  1. Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter.
  2. Crumble evenly over cherry mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for about 45-60 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and liquid is set, not soupy.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The juices from the cherries should bubble up thickly to the top when the crisp is done. If the juices are still thin, cook a little longer. My dish took one hour and fifteen minutes to cook appropriately.

Cherries courtesy of Northwest Cherry Growers.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

8 Comments

  • Richard

    July 6, 2019 at 7:06 am

    What type of cherries?

    The statement that bleached all-purpose flour toughens baked items is a myth IMHO.

    1. Teresa

      July 6, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Hi, Richard. I used dark red cherries. I think you can use any kind of fresh cherries and they’ll work.

  • J

    July 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    What still no cherry quick bread recipe?! I’m so disappointed and sad! 😞
    Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

    1. Teresa

      July 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Hi, J. No, I haven’t made a cherry quick bread this summer. But I’ll try to get to it soon.

      1. J

        July 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        Thanks so much Teresa! I’ll be watching for your recipe! 😀
        The cherry crisp makes my mouth water, but 10 cups of cherries is alot to part with, just making 1 dessert! I’d rather pit the cherries and freeze them to eat and part with a few to bake with! I bought 5 lbs of cherries this week and ate most of them and now they’re almost gone! 😕 I have no will power when it comes to saving any, when I first buy them in the summer! 😂
        Have a great weekend!

        1. Teresa

          July 6, 2019 at 7:38 am

          Hi, J. I know it’s a lot of cherries to part with. But it’s so awfully good….:)

  • Mary Layman

    July 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    How do you make this gluten free? Is there a special substitution for the flour?

    Mary

    1. Teresa

      July 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Mary, I recommend using Cup4Cup GF flour if you can find it. Other good brands are Better Batter, even Pillsbury and King Arthur have pretty decent gluten free flours available these days. Except for switching out the flour, follow the recipe as stated.

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