Sour Cherry Crumble

"Fom Lucy Waverman's column in the Globe and Mail. I had it warm with vanilla ice-cream - real "comfort" food! (Ms. Waverman suggests making this with gooseberries as well - "but increase the granulated sugar to 1/2 cup if the are sour.")"
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  • Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  • Toss cherries with granulated sugar and place in an ovenproof dish.
  • Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon and Demerara sugar.
  • Using your fingertips (or the food-processor) rub butter into flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Sprinkle mixture over fruit.
  • Bake at 350*F for 35-40 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve hot or cold with cream or custard.

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  1. J-Lynn
    Excellent flavor; must eat it warm with vanilla ice cream!! I was disappointed in the appearance of the finished dessert, but realized this: I chose this recipe because it had less butter, sugar, and flour than most similar recipes. And duh, that translates to less crumb topping! But it is still very tasty, in spite of its looks. I can't remember the last time I had a (fresh) sour cherry dessert... delicious!
  2. jane49423
    I asked my husband what dessert he wanted for Father's Day and he wanted something with cherries. I wasn't up for making a pie, but we always love crisp type recipes. I used two jars of homemade canned sour cherries. We ate every bit. Enjoyed it with vanilla ice cream.
  3. limeleaf
    I really liked this. I added some fresh figs to the fruit and reduced the sugar a little. Very quick to make in the food processor. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  4. Elly in Canada
    Thanks Gerry - a great little recipe! I love fresh ginger so I grated about a teaspoon into the cherry-sugar mixture, yummy!!


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