Saturday, April 7, 2018

Old Fashioned Cherry Crisp

This is one of those just plain, down-homey kind of recipes. It goes together in just a few minutes, and tastes like Grandma made it. (Hey, I did!) 
I modified the recipe from another site, by halving the amount of sugar and flour, eliminating some unnecessary vegetable shortening, and adding some almond extract. I hope you give it a try - with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, of course.
I use King Arthur all-purpose flour, which weighs in at 120g a cup, if you weigh your ingredients. Your flour may weigh more per cup.


 Old Fashioned Cherry Crisp


Makes 8 servings

Filling:
2 14.5-oz. cans (4 cups) pitted tart cherries, drained
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Topping:
3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter an 8x8" baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients, and stir well. Pour into the prepared baking dish. 
  3. In a large bowl or a food processor, combine the flour, oats, light brown sugar, and kosher salt. Whisk or pulse a few times to combine. Cut in the butter to make small crumbs, using two knives, a pastry cutter or about 5 pulses in the food processor. Pour over top of the cherry mixture. 
  4. Bake at 375° for 40-50 minutes, until bubbly and light golden brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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