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Cherry Crisp

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

Cherry Crisp from #cherryrecipes #fruitcrisp #vegan 4wm

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 #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 #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

Cherry Crisp

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 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)


  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.



Cherry Crisp from #cherryrecipes #fruitcrisp #vegan3WM

A few more recipes that you may enjoy:

Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Raspberry Lemon Muffins from #breakfast #muffins #fruit


Cherry Danish Coffee Cake

This Gal Cooks - Cherry Danish Coffee Cake #danish #breakfast2


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71 comments on “Cherry Crisp”

  1. Wonderful photos Julie, but the recipe is pretty darn delicious! Not sure what Photoshop to try Elements or lightroom?

    • 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!

  2. The crisp looks great Julie and I love that you added a layer at the bottom too! Genius! Your pictures are beautiful and wish I lived near you so you could teach me a few tricks.

  3. 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!

  4. These look just fantastic!! Great photos!!

  5. I am so Cherry Obsessed right now! This looks wonderful … Pinning :)

  6. Great pics, all of them. See I would just eat the ‘crisp’ and leave the cherries………

  7. I love when I find different uses for cherries. This crisp looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Looks so delicious! Pinned and buffered!

  9. I love any kind of crisp…probably one of my favorite desserts ever! Look so delicious! :)

  10. You really outdid yourself! They look fantastic – please bring me one! (or two). Pinned and FB share

  11. The best part about any crispy is the crumble topping! I love cherries!! I hope you have a cherry pitter! 3lb is a lot to do with out one!

  12. The crisps and the photos are stunning! I love the crust on the bottom, too..imma crust luva :)
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

  13. Mmmm I just made a cherry cobbler with cherries from my back yard. I’ll have to keep this one in mind for the future! Love this idea

  14. These sounds yummy Julie! Love the crumble topping and the photos look great! :) Pinning!

  15. 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!

  16. Wow, the food looks so delicious!

  17. Your First RAW photo looks amazing!!! Congrats for having the guts to try it out! I am still in Creative Auto!!! EEK! This Crisp looks delightful!

    • 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!

  18. 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!!

  19. These look great…I love cherry season! And I love your ramekins – they look like mine. :-) Visiting from Thursday’s Treasures!

  20. 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.

    • Oops…I ment try your cherry crisp next. :-)

    • 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!

      • 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. :-)

  21. 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.

    • 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!

  22. This looks delightful and perfect for summer!

  23. I was wondering if substituting blueberries for the cherries will work for this recipe?

  24. Awesome pictures Julie! They look delicious,and I don’t even like cherries! :)

  25. Ohhh your cherry crisps look SO GOOD!!!! Beautifully baked, and they look so yummy!!!

  26. 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

  27. Your photos look incredible Julie – ALL of them! And so does this crisp – YUM! Pinned and featuring tonight!

  28. These look so yummy! And your food photography is so pretty!

  29. 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 :)

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  31. Any kind of “Crisps” Recipe is my favorite, including Cherry!
    This looks delicious!!

  32. I just saw this on pinterest and to immediately came over. 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! (=

    • 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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  36. Just wanted to know what kind of cherries I know you said sweet but what’s the name of the cherry (bing)

    • Hi Kathy,

      They are just dark sweet cherries. I’m not really sure of the variety – I purchased them at my grocery store and the bag just said sweet cherries. I have another bag of them right now and checked and it just says sweet cherries. They are the darker cherries that are more of a heart shape than round. They are sweet enough to eat raw (which is how I have been enjoying them as a snack lately!) Hope this helps! :)

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