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Cherry Crumble Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
This Cherry Crumble is a family favorite! The crumbly crisp almond topping is a perfect match to those juicy plump cherries | NatashasKitchen.com
This cherry crumble is like a cherry pie without the fuss. EASY. The crumbly crisp almond topping is a perfect match to those juicy plump cherries.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by Season
Servings: 8

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 lbs fresh or frozen sweet cherries pitted
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp 1 stick cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds divided
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to serve optional

Instructions

Prep: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Pit Cherries.

For the Cherry Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss cherries with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Sprinkle the top with your flour/sugar mixture and stir to evenly coat cherries. Transfer cherries to a 9x13 or 9x12 baking dish.

For the Topping:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp salt. Pulse to combine. Add 1 stick diced cold butter and pulse until butter is pea-sized.
  2. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl, add 1/2 cup oats and use your hands to make large crumbs, rubbing the mixture between your fingers. Add 1/2 cup shaved almonds and toss to combine.
  3. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the cherries and sprinkle on the second 1/2 cup sliced almonds. Bake uncovered at 350˚F for 45 minutes, or until almonds are golden brown and cherry juices are bubbling at the edges. Let crumble cool at least 15 minutes before serving; cherry juices will thicken as it cools.

Recipe Notes

If you are making it with frozen cherries, make sure to defrost them completely or crumble will need to bake a little longer.