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Cherry Almond Crisp

June 25, 2016 (Last Updated: October 27, 2020)

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A quick and delicious dessert –  Cherry Almond Crisp. This crisp is filled with cherry filling and topped with an oatmeal and sliced almond crust.

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 serving of cherry almond crisp on a white plate.

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 white plate filled with a cherry dessert with sliced almonds.


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


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

A serving of a cherry dessert topped with almonds.

Cherry Almond Crisp

Cherry pie filling  topped with an oatmeal almond crust
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 600 kcal


  • 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 sliced almonds


  • Lightly grease a baking dish
  • Add cherry pie filling
  • In a separate bowl mix remaining ingredients.
  • Pour oatmeal mixture over cherries and spread evenly
  • 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.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 117gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 845IUVitamin C: 10.7mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword almonds, cherry, cherry crisp, cherry crisp recipe, crisp recipe, dessert
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.




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  • 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
      June 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Almonds and cherries are a great combination.

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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
      June 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

      The pinks in these cherries is quite fun.

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    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      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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    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.

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      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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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
      June 28, 2016 at 4:30 am

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

  • Reply
    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
      June 28, 2016 at 4:30 am

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

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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
      June 26, 2016 at 5:35 am

      Ice cream does take this to the next yummy level!

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

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

    • Reply
      June 26, 2016 at 5:36 am

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

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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
      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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    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
      June 26, 2016 at 5:37 am

      The only way to make it better is easy, delicious, and someone else doing the dishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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