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Cherry Almond Crisp

June 25, 2016 (Last Updated: June 10, 2019)

A quick and delicious dessert –  Cherry Almond Crisp.

Cherry Almond Crisp topped with sliced almonds.

What to do when you make cherry pie filling?  You could make a cherry pie….but why not Cherry Almond Crisp? Crisps are one of my favorite desserts to make because they are so darned easy. Not to mention I love that crisp topping.

What is the difference between a crisp and a cobbler?

A crisp and a cobbler are similar. The fruit filling can be the same in both. It’s the topping that’s different. A crisp has a crunchy topping often made with oats and nuts. A cobbler has a biscuit topping. 

Cherry Almond Crisp topped with almond slices and filled with a delicious cherry filling. What ingredients do I need?

Earlier in the week I made cherry pie filling, but you could easily use a can of store bought pie filling. The topping is simply made with butter, brown sugar, oatmeal and almonds. You could  swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans.

I think it would be delicious with any type of nut. You could even omit the nuts altogether, although they do add a bit more flavor and crunch.

A delicious serving of cherry almond crisp.

How do I serve this cherry almond crisp?

You can make this dessert ahead of time and serve at room temperature or even pop it back into the oven for 10 minutes to just heat it up a bit. This would also be perfect  with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream!

Don’t forget to PIN for later! A spoonful of cherries topped with sliced almonds.


Some other delicious summertime desserts include peach cobbler, huckleberry crisp, cherry pie bars and cherry cobbler. 


If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

5 from 3 votes
Use fresh summer cherries for this cherry almond crisp.
Cherry Almond Crisp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Cherry pie filling  topped with an oatmeal almond crust

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, cherry, cherry crisp, cherry crisp recipe, crisp recipe, dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 600 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 3 cups Cherry Pie Filling or 1 30 oz can
  • 1 2/3 cup oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  1. Lightly grease a baking dish
  2. Add cherry pie filling
  3. In a separate bowl mix remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour oatmeal mixture over cherries and spread evenly
  5. Bake, uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You want to topping browned, but not burnt. Keep an eye on the almonds. They tend to burn easily.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Almond Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 117g 39%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 16.9%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    July 1, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Kathy, this Cherry Almond Crisp looks incredible! I am pinning this and the Cherry Pie filling! They both look amazing!

    • Reply
      July 2, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Thanks, Katie! There’s nothing better than using fresh cherries while they are in season!

    • Reply
      July 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks, Katie! I hope you give them a try!

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    [email protected]
    June 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Yep, I’m with you…crisps are one of my favorite desserts, too! And made with homemade cherry pie filling? Well, that’s just the best! šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 5:53 am

      When you have fresh fruit available, you have to put it to good use šŸ™‚

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    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    June 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    That looks sensational Kathy! Love that colour and such pretty photos!!

    • Reply
      June 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

      I used two different kinds of cherries because that’s what I had on hand. One was a dark Bing cherry and the other a lighter Ranier. Together they made a fabulous color!

  • Reply
    June 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Cherry + almond is just such a good combo! And in a crisp?? Even better! Such a great summer dessert!

    • Reply
      June 29, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I love crisps because they are so easy to make. But they are also great to take to a picnic or potluck. They are always a winner!

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    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    June 28, 2016 at 8:14 am

    My mother made apple crisps when I was a child. I loved them so much. I can only imagine how much better a cherry crisp would be! My mouth is watering!

    • Reply
      June 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      I think any kind of crisp is amazing! I love that you can simply change the fruit and boom….you’ve got a whole new dessert!

  • Reply
    June 28, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Looks so beautiful and amazingly delicious. Love the combo šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      June 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      It is a great combo!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    June 28, 2016 at 4:09 am

    This just says Summer to me! What a great way to use that delicious cherry pie filling šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      June 28, 2016 at 4:24 am

      Summer is all about fresh cherries and other fresh foods.

  • Reply
    June 27, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Love cherries and this looks amazing! Pinning to try it!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2016 at 4:25 am

      I hope you enjoy it!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    OMG! Yes! This cherry crisp looks amazing! Love the almonds!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2016 at 4:25 am

      The almonds do add just the right touch.

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    [email protected]
    June 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    crisp is one of my favorite desserts! it’s so easy and tastes amazing! love the almond and cherry version!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2016 at 4:26 am

      They are so easy to make.

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