Outrageously Good Cherry Crisp Recipe with Fresh or Canned Cherries

Cherry Crisp Recipe – ok so you’ve been cherry picking and went a bit overboard and now have more cherries than you can possibly eat!  What do you do with them?  How about baking a Cherry Crisp? 

Our recipe is a bit of a cheat and uses canned cherries, but if yours are fresh then there’s an easy first step.


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Stewing Fresh Cherries

Take 1lb of fresh, rinsed cherries and pit them.  Add them to a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of sugar and around 2 tablespoons of water.  Bring the water to boil and them turn down to a simmer.  Simmer, stirring occasionally for around ten minutes.


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Pit the cherries, pour into a saucepan. Add sugar and cook for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat.


Cherry Crisp Recipe

You will need:

• 2 (15 oz) can Red Tart Cherries or 1lb of fresh unpitted cherries.
• 1 tsp Vanilla
• 3 tsp Cornstarch
• ¾ cup packed Brown Sugar
• ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
• ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
• 1/3 cup soft Butter
• ¾ tsp Cinnamon
• Optional – Whipping Cream and/or Vanilla Ice Cream



• 8”x12” baking pan
• small sauce pot
• medium size bowl


• Heat oven to 375°
• Drain and reserve liquid from cherries


Cherry Crisp recipe

• Pour reserved liquid into a small sauce pot ad bring to boil. 


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Whisk in cornstarch to thicken.


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Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


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• In a medium size bowl, mix together brown sugar and butter.


• Add flour, oats, and cinnamon to mixture and combine until it resembles course crumbles.


• Spread cherries into baking pan.  Pour thickened cherry sauce over cherries.


• Sprinkle and spread oat mixture over cherries.


• Bake 30 minutes or until oat mixture is golden brown and crisp.


• Serve warm or cooled with whipping cream and/or vanilla ice cream





Cherry Crisp Recipe