Cherry Crumble made with Fresh Cherries, Oats and Almonds…!! Crunchy on the Top n Juicy on the Inside… A Delicious Fruit Dessert…!
Summer is coming to an end and you can already find traces of Fall here n there with the greenery slowly turning orange and yellow. This summer was so eventful and packed with festivals & celebrations, but time flew so quickly that I felt I didn’t get enough of it. So before Fall starts, I would like to savor every bit left of this season and enjoy the last few weeks of the heat. What better than a lovely dessert with a delicious summer fruit… a Cherry Crumble!
Cobblers, Crips/Crumbles are a wonderful means to make desserts with summer fruits as it takes minimal effort, especially when serving a big crowd. Last year I made a Whole Wheat Berry Cobbler and a Peach Cobbler, both turned out great. But after trying out this recipe, I guess now Cherry Crumble is my new favorite! The juicy brown sugar sweetened cherries and the crunchy crust with oats and almonds, makes it seriously delicious.
I love to try different cobbler & crumble recipes, but with the baking marathon I was into for the past few months, I had to postpone it. Thanks to Shyam for reminding me to post this recipe, and I finally managed to before summer ended.
So what’s a crumble actually? Crumbles or Crisp are cooked fruits with a topping made with flour, butter and sugar, which is basically crumbled and crunchy. The best part of a crumble is, you can customize it in a million ways:
- Use any summer fruits like Cherry, Berries, Plum, Peach, Apple or Rhubarb.
- Replace the flour with whole wheat flour, tapioca flour or almond meal.
- Vary the toppings with your choice of oats, cereal or desiccated coconut.
- Vary your nut toppings with almonds, pecans or walnuts.
Enjoy this Dessert Treat …!!
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- 2 cups of fresh cherries (pitted)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter (softened at room temp, cut into small cubes)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar (to sprinkle)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Grease a baking pan with butter, keep aside.
To prepare the filling, add lemon juice, vanilla, brown sugar and corn starch into a bowl. Toss pitted cherries in it, set aside.
In another bowl mix oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add the cubed butter pieces and mix together using your hands until the topping mixture turns into a coarse crumble form.
Pour the prepared filling into the baking pan. Spoon the topping over filling evenly. Top with sliced almonds and sprinkle granulated sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the topping turns crusty and golden brown, and the filling starts to bubble.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream (optional).