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Cherry Crisp on a Plate

Cherry Crisp

Cherry Crisp has a crunchy, buttery oat topping covering a simple tart cherry filling. Top with a scoop of ice cream and this is sure to become one of your favorite cherry desserts!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 9


Cherry Filling

  • 3 c pitted tart cherries
  • ½ c sugar
  • ¼ c cherry juice or water
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch

Oat Topping

  • ¾ c quick oats
  • ¼ c flour
  • c packed brown sugar
  • ¼ c butter softened


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, juice and starch. (Make sure to stir until the starch is well dispersed).
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbly and thickened.
  • Pour the cherry filling into a greased 8x8 baking dish*.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour and brown sugar.
  • Using a fork, mix in the softened butter until nice and crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the oat topping over the cherries and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • The crisp will be runny right away, but will thicken as it cools. I prefer it best at room temperature with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!


*This recipe is easy to double.  Simply use a 9x13 pan, double all ingredients and increase baking time to 50-55 minutes.
Keyword cherry crisp, cherry dessert
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