Friday, July 31, 2015

Fresh Cherry Crisp

Fresh Cherry Crisp a la mode | Cooking on the Front Burner

I love this time of year when cherries are available!  It reminds me when I was a kid and we would go to my grandmother's house and go "down the yard" and pick cherries at the neighbors house.  I was able to pick the low lying ones and my uncles would place ladders against the tree to get the majority.  My tongue would be bright red by the end of the afternoon and hopefully I didn't get a stomach ache!  In memory of those great times, I created this fresh cherry crisp for you to enjoy.

One thing I don't remember doing was pitting the cherries.  I'm sure they didn't have these fancy pit removers that we have today (and I own).  It only took about 10 minutes to pit this pound and then I was ready to put this together.

Fresh Cherry Crisp

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Yield - 2 servings
  • 1 lb fresh sweet cherries pitted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • Vanilla ice cream
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Spray with PAM 2 5" cast iron skillets (or similar size baking dishes)
  3. Place pitted cherries, sugar, salt, cornstarch, lemon juice in a medium bowl
  4. Combine carefully and divide between the skillets
  5. In a small bowl combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon then add the butter and combine until medium clumps form
  6. Divide topping between 2 skillets
  7. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly
  9. Cool until warm and serve with vanilla ice cream
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Fresh Cherry Crisp a la mode | Cooking on the Front Burner

If you aren't a fan of ice cream (GASP!), feel free to have these 'naked'!

Fresh Cherry Crisp | Cooking on the Front Burner

Another Cherry recipe you might enjoy - Fresh Cherry Ice Cream


  1. This looks amazing! I love baking with fresh cherries :)

  2. Deb, This looks delicious. My husband loves cherries so this is going on my 'to bake' list. Great photos too and pinned! Hope you're having a great summer. Joan-My Cookie Clinic

  3. This looks delicious!! I love cherries! And the vanilla ice cream on top makes this just perfect! :-) Saying hello from Inspiration Monday!

  4. Visiting from Inspiration Monday. I have this pan and can't wait to make this! I would love for you to share at this weeks parties Sunday through Thursday! Have a terrific week!

  5. you had me at crispy then you put the ice cream on top... i'm in!

  6. LOVE crisps!!! I bet this is awesome with all those cherries :)

  7. I think pitting cherries scares the living daylights out of people! It's definitely not too bad once you get the hang of it! I love love love crisps, especially in the summer when all of this delicious fruit is in season! Pinning for later!

  8. This looks divine! These flavors are perfect. YUM!

  9. Only 10 minutes? I think a NEED a cherry pitter!!

  10. Goodness, this crisp is too easy! I even have some fresh cherries waiting to be used. :D

  11. I cannot get enough cherries, and this crisp looks just perfect! Those cherry pitters are awesome, too! :)

  12. I want all the fresh cherries! This looks delicious!

  13. This looks fabulous! Can't wait to make one!

  14. Who could not be a fan of ice cream?! But I would eat this naked - it looks so amazing!

  15. This is simply what I am looking for.. been craving for crumble dessert. this is way much better.
    btw, do u think replacing flour with almond flour will work the same way?
    please advise.. :)
    Thank you sooo much

  16. I love this recipe Deb! Thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Party! Pinned and look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


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