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Fresh Cherry Crisp

Fresh Cherry Crisp

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A cherry crisp using sour pie cherries that has an oatmeal crunch topping. This is delicious warm from the oven with ice cream. Fresh, frozen, or canned cherries may be used.

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  • Calories:
  • 606 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 92.4g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine cherries, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, and 4 tablespoons flour. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Sprinkle over cherries.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
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This was sooo yummy!!! I did make the following modifications - used 2 cans of sour cherries, and cut the sugar/flour in half. Put in an 8x8 pan. I cut the topping in half and took out the shortening completely (not sure why you would want to add unnecessary trans fat). Also, I used salted butter, which I'm sure helped give the topping its great flavor. This ROCKS with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.


My rating is for the following modifications: I used a bag of Trader Joe's frozen cherries and berries (about 3 cups) because that was all I had and reduced the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup for the fruit mixture. I also sprinkled a little cinnamon over it. I did not use the shortening! You only need 1/2 cup of butter for the topping or it will be greasy. Shortening has no place in a recipe like this. I look forward to trying it with the sour cherries next time.


This turned out pretty good. I did have some slight changes. I didn't have enough frozen cherries so I added half the amount in frozen peaches. The peaches and cherries tasted great together and complimented perfectly! I didn't have any shortening so I used 1 c butter. The cooking time seemed right on. All in all the only thing I would change would be to cut down on some of the topping. There was just a bit too much so you didn't taste as much fruit as I'd like to, just a mouth full of sugar! I would say cut the topping by 1/4 or even 1/3. I'm going to experiment to find which is best. Oh also, I had a little juice spill out so it got burnt on the coil. It smelled AWFUL! Just in case, I'd lay down some foil underneath.