One of my favorite things about the start of summer is the return of fresh fruit from fruit trees. This spring we planted an apple and a pear tree so that we can have fresh fruit in the future. But they won't produce for a few years. Luckily I have a very nice neighbor whose cherry tree was doing very very well this year. My husband and I spent some time picking cherries and we got about 16 cups.
After a few hours of pitting I was ready to make some sour cherry goodness. I made a batch of sour cherry jam, some dried cherries and a couple cherry crisps. Today I will share the recipe for the cherry crisp I made.
Sour Cherry Crisp
1 lb pitted sour cherries (you can use sweet cherries or frozen cherries from the store too)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cherries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a stock pot. Heat on medium heat until cherries start to juice. Bring it to boil, stirring constantly. Turn down heat and simmer until the mixture starts to thicken. Pour into 9 X 13 pan.
Place all ingredients for topping in medium bowl. Mix together with a fork until well mixed. Sprinkle on top of the cherry mixture. Put in oven uncovered and bake for 30 minutes or until topping is browned.
You can also use this topping for other crisps as well.
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