Presidential Cherry Crisp

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I make this classic Betty Crocker recipe every President's Day for my family. I know. George Washington didn't chop down a cherry tree, but I cannot tell a lie. This recipe is just the thing to warm you on a cold winter night. It is especially nice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting into it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a square pan (8x8) with non-stick spray and empty the can of cherries into it.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients thoroughly. Sprinkle over cherries. (There seems to be a lot, but use it all. It shrinks while cooking.).
  3. Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this for dessert as a treat for my husband and I. Wow, this was really good. It doesn't get any easier than this. I followed the recipe exactly as written and I honestly don't think I'd change a thing. Even the bake time/temp was perfect. I served this with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream while it was still hot... Delish! This one will definitely be made again. :) Thank you! (Tagged for Think Pink '09)

4 5

Very good and very easy! I made this on election night and served it with Obama Family Chili Recipe; my fiance and I enjoyed a real election-night-theme dinner as we watched the results come in. The only change I made was to the cherries themeselves -- I prefer a more tart, "natural" cherry flavor (and always thing there's too much gooey syrup in regular cherry pie filling), so I added a can of *tart* cherries, drained of course, to the can of pie filling. Even then, it was a bit sweet for my taste. Next time I'll probably cut down on the sugar in the topping too. BUT, it had a great flavor, and even my fiance who doesn't normally care much for cherries loved this. Thanks for posting it!

5 5

DH loved this cherry crisp and it was very tasty warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I used a store brand can of pie cherries and they worked out great. Will definitely make this again! Made and reviewed for the Election Tag Game 2008.