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Cherry Almond Crisp

Use fresh summer cherries for this cherry almond crisp. beyondthechickencoop.com

A quick and delicious dessert… Cherry Almond Crisp!

Cherry Almond Crisp

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.

Cherry Almond Crisp ~ beyondthechickencoop.com
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.

Cherry Almond Crisp. beyondthechickencoop.com

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. You could dress this up a bit by serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream!

5 from 3 votes
Use fresh summer cherries for this cherry almond crisp. beyondthechickencoop.com
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
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 600 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Doesn’t get any better for summer Kathy! Easy and delicious! Just the way I like it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 26, 2016 at 5:37 am

      The only way to make it better is easy, delicious, and someone else doing the dishes! 🙂

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    June 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    This would be great warmed up with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream on the side! Regarding cherries, I have recently been making duck breast with morello cherry sauce. I envy you having your own cherry tree- cherries are quite expensive.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 26, 2016 at 5:36 am

      I’ve never used cherries in a savory dish. I will need to check yours out.

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    We love crisps and this one looks sooo delicious,Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 26, 2016 at 5:36 am

      You can make them with just about any type of fruit.

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    Kaylene @ The Links Site
    June 26, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I love desserts like this, very simple yet so delicious! I wouldn’t be able to resist adding a scoop of ice cream!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 26, 2016 at 5:35 am

      Ice cream does take this to the next yummy level!

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    Amanda
    June 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I’ve wanted to make my own cherry pie filling, but I never have. But this looks so good that I’m getting tempted! This is so summery. I love it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:30 am

      It’s really simple to make. I think you should give it a try.

  • Reply
    Pamela @ BFG
    June 26, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Wow this looks incredible! I love a good crisp, especially with a tartness to it. Pinning to enjoy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:30 am

      Crisps are so versatile. You can use almost any type of fruit.

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    June 27, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I think you must have read my brain ~ I’ve had crisps on the brain lately. I’ve been craving what I consider “Fall” food. Chili and crisps. But I really like the idea of using cherries. Yum. I’ll send you my address for shipping purposes. hehe.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:29 am

      It’s way too early for fall. Summer has just gotten started. You enjoy your chili and crisps, but keep the days long and the weather warm. 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    June 27, 2016 at 6:46 am

    What an awesome idea, Kathy! We had some leftover cherry pie filling not too long ago and we just served it over ice cream. But now I’m wishing I had used it in this crisp. Guess I’ll just have to make some more now…oh darn! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:28 am

      Cherry pie filling would be great over ice cream too. I’ll need to whip up another batch too!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Loving the sound of this dessert. Cherry almond goes so well together. I love pretty pink anything and if the pink is dessert then I surely can’t resist.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

      The pinks in these cherries is quite fun.

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Crisps are SO perfect for the summer and this one looks delicious, Kathy!! Love the fresh cherries and almond combination! So yum! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Almonds and cherries are a great combination.

  • Reply
    [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
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:26 am

      They are so easy to make.

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

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:25 am

      The almonds do add just the right touch.

  • Reply
    mira
    June 27, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:25 am

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    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 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 28, 2016 at 4:24 am

      Summer is all about fresh cherries and other fresh foods.

  • Reply
    kushi
    June 28, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Looks so beautiful and amazingly delicious. Love the combo 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      It is a great combo!

  • Reply
    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
      Kathy
      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
    Ashley
    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
      Kathy
      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!

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

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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
    [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! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 30, 2016 at 5:53 am

      When you have fresh fruit available, you have to put it to good use 🙂

  • 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
      Kathy
      July 2, 2016 at 6:31 am

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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

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