Tart Cherry Crisp

More often than not, I hoard my cherries to brighten up the winter months. This recipe works for frozen and fresh cherries alike.

Topping:

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (makes topping crispier)
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (can mix white and brown if you prefer)
  • sprinkle cinamon
  • salt (optional)

Filling:

  • 1 heaping quart pitted tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup flour – enough to dust the cherries thoroughly
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Mix topping. Taste and adjust as needed – no crumble top comes out the same! Mix filling. Pour filling into an oven-proof baker. Distribute topping evenly over cherries. Bake at 375 until golden brown and bubbling.