Cherry Crisp

Crispy crumb topping over over freshly made cherry pie filling make this Cherry Crisp exceptional!

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One of my FAVORITE sweet treats made with fruit is fruit crisp. Apple, cherry, berry, if it’s topped with a crispy crumb topping, I’m a sucker for it. One of my all time favorite fruit fillings is cherry pie filling. I could eat bowls of it, even without the crispy crumb topping! What is your favorite type of sweet treat made with fruit?¬†I decided to make Cherry Crisp¬†this past weekend. I bought 3lbs of cherries, pitted them, froze half and made the cherry crisp with the other half. I made exceptional cherry crisp. How is it exceptional? I added a little sherry to the cherries as they were cooking and I put some of the crumb topping in the bottom of the ramekins. Extra yum right there!

Cherry Crisp from www.thisgalcooks.com #cherryrecipes #fruitcrisp #vegan 3WM

Ah, so I’ve been experimenting with my camera again. I started shooting in RAW and I downloaded a free trial of Photoshop Elements (which I will probably be purchasing after the trial is up.) I shot two of the photos in this post in RAW, two in JPEG. The 2nd and third photos were shot in JPEG while photos one and four were shot in RAW. All were edited in Photoshop elements and text was added in Pic Monkey. Can you tell a difference? I’m not sure if I can. I don’t think my lighting was that great when I took these but once I gain more knowledge of Elements, I should be able to edit the photos better. I thank my good bloggy friend Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner for getting me to give shooting in RAW a try and for recommending Elements.

Cherry Crisp from www.thisgalcooks.com #cherryrecipes #fruitcrisp #vegan 5 WM

One more thing before we get to the recipe. Have you heard of Pinch of Yum? If not, then you need to head over and check out the site. You’ll find some fantastic recipes along with great photos, blogging tips and food blogging information. This is definitely one of my favorite food blog sites! Anywho, I hope you enjoy this cherry crisp recipe. I know I sure am. I’m eating it as I type up this post. :)

Cherry Crisp

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 cherry crisp

Cherry Crisp

Ingredients

  • 3 C sweet cherries, rinsed and pitted
  • 1/2 C white sugar (or more if you prefer the cherries sweeter)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sherry
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter (or regular butter, if you prefer it) cold and cubed
  • 4 4oz ramekins (I'm guestimating here - I am not sure what size my ramekins are. It isn't listed on the bottom of the ramekin but you can take a guess by viewing them in my photos)

Instructions

  1. Place the cherries, 1/2 C sugar, water and cornstarch in a large pot. Mix well and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, add the sherry. Cook until thickened and bubbly.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, 1/4 C white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until crumbly.
  3. Place some of the crumb mixture in the bottom of the ramekins. Top with cherry mixture until about 1/4 inch from the top. Top the cherries with the rest of the crumb mixture. You should be able to use just about all of the crumb mixture between all four of the ramekins.
  4. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden and the cherry filling is bubbly.
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    • says

      I am liking elements so far but I hear lightroom is really good. I hear it is more advanced and a little more difficult to use. I may try a trial of it as well and then decide which to get but as of right now, I am leaning towards Elements.

      Thanks fro stopping by, Tanya!

  1. says

    Julie, this crisp is beautiful and I am so sure it tastes incredible! Fabulous photos, as always! Thanks for sharing, pinning and buffering! :) (I’ve been teasing about how did that become a verb??) Have a fabulous week!

  2. says

    Love the look of these cherry crisps! I’ve been dying over all of the fresh cherries at the market recently, and I’m glad to have an excuse to buy them and bake with them. :) I always shoot in jpeg and I know it’s not what I’m “supposed” to do–guess I should take the leap to RAW one of these days!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Chandra! It really isn’t as scary as it seems! I tried out manual and then I moved to RAW. I still have stuff to learn but I am learning along the way!

  3. says

    I just posted my first recipe in RAW too! I can tell a difference between the photos a little bit, but I know what you mean. When I took my photos they were so sharp and colourful, they were like perfect and when I edited them on Lightroom they still looked good. Now they’re on my blog they don’t look that different?! ARGHHH more practice needed!!

  4. says

    I made a berry crisp this week and my husband (whose not a big dessert eater) LOVED it! I’ll have to try your berry crisp recipe next. It looks amazing!

    I bought a package deal from Adobe last Thanksgiving where I get unlimited use of all of there applications for $29.99 a month. It’s an awesome deal if you’re interested in playing around with Photoshop, Lightroom, and the other apps. My husband also bought me a book from Barnes and Noble that helps you figure out how to use everything. It is so helpful and I reference it a lot. There are numerous books on the subject but, so far, this one is my favorite. It’s called: Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium.

    • says

      What kind of berries did you use, Theresa? I made a blackberry crisp last week. It was really good but I wasn’t a fan of the seeds.

      Thank you so much for the information on the book. I’ve looked into that monthly plan before. It does seem like a good deal. I’m just not sure if I have time to use all of those Adobe products right now!

      • says

        I used raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries last time. I’m not a huge fan of the seeds either so I’ll probably omit them the next time I make it. However, it was still delicious!

        To be honest, I only really use Photoshop at the moment. I’d like to learn a little more about Dreamweaver for blog design and I’ve heard Lightroom is great but I just haven’t gotten into it yet. It’s kind of sad that I pay to use all of the services but I haven’t taken the time to learn all of them yet. :-)

  5. says

    This sounds delicious, Julie, and your photos may be better than ever (although they were already awesome)! When I first got my new camera I tried shooting in RAW, but the files were bigger and I didn’t know what I was doing with editing so went back to JPG. Maybe now that I have a little more of a handle on using the camera I could give it another try.

    • says

      Thank you, Andi! You should definitely give it a try again! I’ve been using photoshop elements and it has worked pretty well. It seems easier to learn than photoshop because it doesn’t have as many in depth features.

      Hope you are having a good weekend!

  6. says

    Julie,
    These look so amazing! I’m stopping by from Inspiration Monday and HAD to come check these out – I love all crisps/crumbles but haven’t tried one with cherries yet – think I’ll put this on my ‘cooking bucket list!’
    – Ang

  7. Stephanie says

    Just made these–so yummy! I wasn’t sure if I’d like cherry but never had had anything but the nasty canned cherry filling stuff in the past. Glad I came across your recipe to convince me otherwise :)

  8. Gloria // Simply Gloria says

    I just saw this on pinterest and to immediately came over. ..so gorgeous! When is the best time to buy fresh cherries? Bcz while living in a small town with a tiny grocery store (the next store is thirty miles away), and I asked the other day for them to please bring in cherries. They usually listen to everything I say. .. hehe. Pinning! Besides, any excuse to bake with my (many) ramekins! Making this soon! (=

    • says

      Awww, thank you, Gloria! I love Cherry Crisp…and cherries in general! Summertime is the best time to get them as that is when they are in season. I think from June – August is good. :) Which reminds me…I need to get more soon before they go out of season!

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