Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp – No Artificial Sugar Added

Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp – No Artificial Sugar Added

Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp

Picking cherries is a labor of love. Our trees are wild so we don’t know what they are, and they are not a variety we’d have chosen. The fruits aren’t close together in a convenient group so it’s a lot of up and down the ladder to get the three cups I need for Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp. It’s worth it. I love cherries and this recipe is so quick and simple it can be made and in the oven in 10-15 minutes.

You can use any sweet cherry. Mine are actually sour but since this has honey in it, the tartness levels out. If you don’t happen to have a few cherry trees in the backyard, because really, not many of us do, buy them! You’ll find them in the grocery and possibly at farmers market.

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Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp
Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Cherry Filling
Almond Crisp Topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Cherry Filling
Almond Crisp Topping
Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp
Instructions
Cherry Filling
  1. Mix these ingredients together by hand to avoid smashing the cherries. Set aside.
Almond Crisp Topping
  1. Mix the topping ingredients together.
  2. You'll use an 8" x 8" lightly buttered pan. Spread the cherry filing in the bottom of the pan, and then add the almond crisp topping as evenly as possible.
  3. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. The cherry filling will be bubbly. You may serve this immediately or allow it to cool. If there are leftovers, store the pan in the fridge.
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5 thoughts on “Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp – No Artificial Sugar Added

  1. Mmm, this sounds really lovely.

    You know, the sour cherries have a property which delays the progression of arthritis – this is anecdotal. My maternal relatives suffer from rheumatoid arthritis; most of the women past 60 have fingertips which shoot off sharply to the east & west (it’s very painful). My mom has operated her own barber shop for nearly 40 years – when her hands started to bother her (around age 45-50) an elderly german lady told her that if she were to eat a dozen sour cherries a night her hands would stay pretty & functional much longer. An uncle owned an orchard & started shipping bags of cherries, which Mom froze on sheet pans before bagging so they wouldn’t freeze into clumps. She has dutifully counted out a dozen cherries a day for years…. she is sick to death of eating cherries but she’ll never give them up. My mom is now about to be 76 in a couple of weeks; her hands do sometimes ache, but her fingertips are only crooked by a few degrees even now, whereas her sisters (4) all have east/west fingertips. My mom is able to continue her business, and there is a lot of scissor work which would be impossible were her hands to get bad. My own sister is only 51 – she discounts the whole cherry idea, her hands are getting “gnarled” looking and end joints of her fingers are *far* more bent than Moms are. I see how the cherries have worked for my mom, so I eat sour cherries too. Though I do have some aching, my fingertips are completely straight. Other than “freckles” that have developed over the last few years, my hands are still pretty. I don’t know what it is in the cherries that does the trick, but I see how it has worked for Mom & the difference between her & my hands to my aunts & sisters’.
    So, long story to say, thanks for a new cherry recipe!

    1. Oh my gosh! Thank you! I LOVE anecdotal information. It shows it worked for someone, and when it comes from someone who has worked with her hands for so long it has a lot of credibility in my mind. I have arthritis. Clearly I need to eat more cherries!

  2. I have sour cherry trees. I’m copying this recipe if that is ok. I should have enough next year to make it. Thank you for sharing. How lucky to have wild ones.

  3. Please do, Bonnie! There’s a printer icon that will send it to the printer easily. It should print completely formatted and ready to use.

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