HEB had cherries on sale for $2.99 a lb and I just couldn't pass that up. Aren't they pretty? I wasn't sure what I was going to create with them, I just knew I had to make something. By the way, pitting cherries is not an easy or clean task. It took me over a day to get the red stain off my fingers.
I'm not crazy about making homemade pie crust. So I opted for a Cherry Crisp. It's much easier than pie crust and even yummier. I just used a few things I already had in my pantry and just like that Tyson had a new favorite dessert (topped with vanilla ice cream of course).
Valerie asked for the recipe. Here you go Val:
5 c or so of fresh pitted cherries (a little more or a little less will work)
1 1/2 c sugar (I know, I know that's a lot of sugar....it's worth it)
4 T flour
1 t almond extract
mix all these together and set aside
now for the yummy part, the crumb topping:
1 1/2 c flour
1 c old fashioned oatmeal
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
1 stick of COLD butter, diced
Place everything in a bowl and mix on low speed til combined and sort of crumbly (use paddle attachment).
Pour cherry mixture into a 2 1/2 qt casserole dish or 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with crumb topping. Bake for 50 minutes or until bubbly in a preheated 350 degree oven.
****HINT: place dish on a foil lined pan, just in case some of the yumminess bubbles over, I hate cleaning burnt sugar from my oven.
Enjoy!!!! Don't forget the vanilla ice cream!