Cherry season is in full swing and I have certainly been enjoying them. With them being so cheap I have been getting a lot of them; perhaps too many and I needed to do something to go through them faster. The first thing that came to mind was a cherry crisp. I always enjoy crisps because they are so easy to throw together and they are always really good. While I was thinking about the cherry crisp I remembered that an almond flavour went really well with the cherries in the cherry clafoutis and I thought that it would also probably go really well in a cherry crisp. I decided to add the almond flavour to the crisp by adding a splash of amaretto to the cherry filling and by adding almond slices to the topping. Normally I would make a crisp in an 8 inch square baking pan but this time I thought that I would change things up a bit and I made it in individually sized ramekins. The cherry crisp was really easy to make (though, pitting all of those cherries took a bit of time) and it turned out great! The almond flavour worked really well in the cherry crisp and I rather liked the individually sized ramekin servings. Of course the scoop of vanilla ice cream finished off the cherry crisp perfectly. Overall it was a great way to enjoy the abundance of cherries!
- 6 cups cherries (pitted)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 splash amaretto
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds (toasted)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- Toss the cherries with the cornstarch, sugar and amaretto.
- Mix the flour, rolled oats, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl.
- Place the cherries into an 8×8 inch baking dish (or 6 ramekins) and pour the topping on.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
personal sized desserts are the best! love the amaretto addition to the cherries 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A lovely dessert item!
Oh cherry crisp looks yum yum, love it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream..perfect!
Foodie with Little Thyme! says
Love the oats on top. The cherries here in TX have been very good this year.
Patricia Scarpin says
Cherries here only in December but I'll certainly make this by then – it looks delish, Kevin!
Cooking with Michele says
Have you ever cooked with sour cherries? They grow wild throughout my neighborhood and I've been mulling over creating some recipes for using them.
i still haven't made a cherry dessert with fresh cherries, it's usually the canned stuff. this looks fantastic, especially with that big scoop of ice cream!
Yummo! And that huge dollop of ice-cream is just outstanding 😀
Nina Timm says
I have never tasted cherries in a pud…..always just had loads of fresh ones!! !Your pud looks scrumptious!!!
Libby Murphy says
What a great looking dessert and it sounds so good. I like the individual serving sizes. Thanks
Jackie at PhamFatale.com says
Very cool idea! I never use roll oats like this. It's like a healthy version of the cobbler. Nice presentation. Quick question: How long did you wait for the cherry crisp to cool until it was safe enough to transfer to a plastic cup?
I love the topping here. Delicious!
This looks sooo delicious! Crisps are one of my favourite desserts!
Cookin' Canuck says
This is a great way to use up cherries! I like the addition of the almond flavor and I appreciate that you use whole-wheat flour (makes me fell virtuous when I make things with whole grains).
I'm digging the cherry season too. I have a bunch in the fridge left over after making cherry blueberry muffins with almond butter. This would be a perfect way to enjoy the remaining ones. Just great Kevin!
Beautiful crisp!!!! The ice cream melting over the top… yum!!!
That looks absolutely delicious. It's saying "eat me" with that big glob of ice scream sitting on top. *drool*
We're on a cherry high too 🙂 The crisp looks yummy!
Bill Medifast says
Cherry crisp is something you can never go wrong with. I'll eat cherries everyday of my life if I could! Thanks for this great recipe.
Looks great! I like the looks of your crisp topping.
we are having cherry highs here too!! cannot of get enough of it. love the use of amaretto. I recently posted an ice cream with cherry & almonds!
That looks SO good and I just finished off a whole bunch of Okanagan cherries – darn….
I recently made a cherry almond crisp too. I agree the combination is so good!
This would be a fabulous dessert to enjoy on these hot nights we have been having lately.
very yummy. i fully expected you to say you whipped up the ice cream from scratch… and I mean that as a compliment.
Jackie at PhamFatale.com: I only waited about 10-15 minutes for it to cool down and I let the ice cream help with the rest.
WOW! Is there any left??
I am so jealous of your cheap cherries. They cost a small fortune here.
Christie's Corner says
Any tips on a quick way to pit cherries? This one step prevents me from making a lot of cherry desserts.
Bellini Valli says
I agree that this is the perfect way to have your cherries Kevin.
Christie's Corner: I used an old cherry pitter. It only actually got the pit out maybe 1 in 5 times. For the others I was able to pull the cherry apart easily and scoop the pit out as the pitter had already punched through the cherry. It was still a bit of work but definitely worth it.
Cheryl Arkison says
Sweet or sour cherries? I found sour cherries at the market for the first time. Making cherry pies tomorrow.
I love crisps, I don't know why I never thought to make a cherry one. Next batch of cherries…
I love cherries, it's just a shame the seasons so short! Your cherry crisp looks delicious, I really like the almond idea.
Mouth is watering!
Owyn from Medifast Coupons says
Cherry Crisp is a great new way to enjoy a crisp meal. I've only ever had an Apple Crisp but this looks just as delicious.