Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
There are many crisp recipes on the site, but I didn't find one quite like this one. There are no cans of cherry pie filling here. Yes, you too can make a cherry crisp from scratch, using real cherries! You could use this filling for many other things like ice cream topping, or Toast-tites on the campfire! Yummy!
- 3 cups sweet cherries, pitted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup granola cereal
- 1⁄3 cup butter, cold
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, gently toss first 5 ingredients together. Place in a greased casserole dish or 8 inch square pan.
- In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients, using a pastry blender or fork. The mixture should resemble course crumbs. Spread mixture over pie filling. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. You can substitute canned cherry pie for the homemade cherry filling if you want to, but why?
We picked 25 pounds of Queen Anne and Bing cherries at an orchard yesterday. We enjoyed this recipe today. I tripled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13. I used the crisp topping (only doubled, not tripled) from Edna's Apple Crumble (Aka. Apple Crisp) since I didn't have any granola on hand. It was an excellent dessert that I will make again.
So very good! We had a ton of cherries to be used up. I doubled it and used a 9X13 pan. Also, did not have granola, so used oats for the topping. Everyone loved this, with vanilla ice cream on top or some whipped cream. Ty for posting Jess! : )
This was THE best crisp I have made yet. I am a Chef...(more savory than sweet, so my sweets rarely turn out!) I have had many run-ins with crisps & cobblers...they're either too gummy from the starch, too runny from lack of or they just don't turn out....THIS WAS HEAVEN!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! What a great addition to my (small) dessert repertoire! FIVE STARS! Well deserved!