Cherry Crumble is such a scrumptious dessert. This one is also pretty easy, especially if you have a cherry pitter. Plus, it only uses 5 ingredients! It’s basically two layers. The bottom layer consists of cherries, water and sugar. (Of course). The top layer is a crumble topping. It has flour, brown sugar and butter. Simple, easy and so delicious.
When I received 20-pounds of fresh cherries from the Northwest Cherry Growers back in 2019, I started asking friends for cherry recipes. I adapted and used a lot of my recipes for peaches, apples and other fruits.
But I used two recipes from a friend whose husband loves cherries. Cherry Crumble is one of those desserts. Jamie actually referred to this as “Crumb Top Pie,” but since this is not a pie, I’m calling it Cherry Crumble. She usually crumbles the topping ingredients with her fingers until they form crumbles. But I didn’t have time for that. I used a pastry blender instead.
Out of ten recipes I made this summer, this one was probably the easiest. John took it out to his office (along with some other desserts) the Monday after the July 4th weekend. Yes, it was gobbled up in no time. It was so good, in fact, I’m sharing the recipe with you again! 🙂
If you love cherry desserts, give Cherry Crumble a try. It’s a little similar to my Cherry Crisp (without oatmeal) and my Cherry Crumb Pie (without pie crust). Your family is sure to enjoy this delectable dessert while fresh cherries are still in season.
Cherry Crumble is an awesome dessert for summer!
If you enjoy cherries, give this recipe a try soon.
Everyone drooled over this dessert.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients, plus water.
Pit and halve cherries. Put in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add granulated sugar and water.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Spread cherry mixture into the bottom of a greased 8×12″ or 9×9″ glass baking dish.
Place UNBLEACHED flour in a mixing bowl. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add brown sugar. Stir ingredients to combine.
Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or your finger tips.
The mixture will “crumble” or form coarse crumbs.
Spread crumble mixture over top of cherries in baking dish.
Bake at 300 about an hour or until cherries are done.
Serve warm or cold.
Cherry Crumble is delicious served warm with ice cream on top.
This is fantastic comfort food.
I love easy recipes, and this one is at the top of the list! You can substitute canned cherries if you’re unable to find fresh.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Jamie Murphy, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)
Cherry Crumble is a spectacular cherry dessert. Plus it only uses 5 ingredients!
This is one drool-worthy dessert!
Cherry Crumble is a delightful dessert for potlucks, Family Reunions & when grilling out with friends.
You can never have too many cherry desserts. 🙂
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Recipe originally published July 15, 2019.