This post first appeared on Yellow Bliss Road where I am a contributor.
You need this Easy Cherry Crisp recipe in your life! Only 3 steps away from dessert bliss! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer treat!
Do you love cherries? Honestly, they were never really my thing. I’d see them on top of cheesecake and feel like the whole thing was ruined. But my husband is slowly converting me. Step one, this easy cherry crisp. It’s ridiculously easy to make and tastes like summer in a bowl. Mix the topping. Pour over cherry in a baking dish. Let cool, if you’re patient enough for that. Dig in! Anybody can make this dessert.
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What is a crisp?
A crisp is a dessert. It’s usually made with some type of fruit that’s then baked with a crispy topping. That’s where the name comes from. It gets crispy because of the rolled oats in the streusel mixture. Pretty much any fruit pie flavor you’ve heard of can be made into a crisp. Which is pretty handy considering all the amazing pie flavor out there.
What the difference between a crisp and a cobbler?
- A crisp, like we just talked about, has a crisp topping made of rolled oats, flour, sugar, spices, butter and sometimes nuts over fruit.
- A cobbler has a biscuit topping on top of fresh fruit. Since the biscuits are small and round they looked like a cobbled round – hence the name cobbler
- And just to cover all the bases… a crumble is basically the same thing as a crisp, but there aren’t any rolled oats in the streusel topping. Only the flour, sugar, spices, butter, and maybe nuts.
How to Make a Cherry Crisp
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, use a fork to stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the pecans and melted butter. Stir until everything is moistened.
- Pour the cherry pie filling into an 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Spread the oat mixture over the top of the pie filling being careful not to mix things together.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is crispy and the pie filling is bubbling. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. This recipe is best served warm.
Crazy easy, right?! I know I said 3 steps and technically it is. Turning on the oven never counts. Then it’s just mixing the streusel, assembling in the pan, and baking. See 3 steps. You can do this!
I think my favorite thing about this dessert is its simplicity. Nothing fancy. Just straight forward flavors that’ll make everyone at your table smile. Sometimes it’s not about layer cakes and intricate recipes.
The best part is that this recipe comes together in about 10 minutes, and bakes for 30 minutes while you’re eating dinner. After dinner, let your crisp cool just a bit before serving. We like to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream with our crisp. It’s a pretty amazing combination. Whipped cream would also be a great topping idea if you want to jazz things up a bit.
My family’s favorite fruity desserts!
- Apple Pecan Bread Pudding
- Blueberry Fluff
- Cherry Pie Bars
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
- More desserts to make you drool
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- How to Make Deviled Eggs
- Julie’s Potato Salad
- Jello Shots
- Chipotle Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
- Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Foil Packet Meal
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add pecan and butter. Stir until everything is moistened and has a crumb-like texture.
- Pour cherry pie filling into an 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish.
- Pour oat mixture over cherries and carefully spread into an even layer. (You don't want things mixing together.)
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the pie filling is bubbling and the crisp is golden.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm. We liked ours topped with vanilla ice cream.