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Cherry Crisp

A delicious fruit dessert

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 378 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Crisp Topping:

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup pecans finely chopped

For the Cherries:

  • 6 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and adjust oven rack to lower-middle position.
  2. 2. To prepare the topping, whisk together the flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter pieces and toss to coat with flour. Using your fingers, pinch the butter pieces together with the flour mixture until the mixture looks crumbly and like wet sand. Add the pecans and toss to distribute evenly. Refrigerate the topping mixture for at least 15 minutes.
  3. 3. While the topping mixture chills, get the cherries ready. In a small baking dish (about 1.5-qt or 8x8-inch), toss the cherries with the sugar, cornstarch and Amaretto. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the cherries.
  4. 4. Bake for 40 minutes, then increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and continue to bake until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is deep golden brown, about 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. Note: You can omit the Amaretto if you'd like and just add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract instead.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.