Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Fresh tart cherries can be hard to find, which is why we add some dried ones to boost the flavor of this crisp. If you have access to fresh tart cherries, use 3 pounds and omit the dried fruit. Serve with vanilla low-fat ice cream, if desired; a small (1/4-cup) scoop will add 55 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat to each serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine dried cherries and boiling water in a small bowl; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3

Combine dried cherries with soaking liquid, 2 pounds sweet cherries, and the next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a large bowl; stir well. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Pour the cherry mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until thick and bubbly.

Step 5

While cherry mixture bakes, weigh or lightly spoon 4 ounces flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, almonds, and salt in a medium bowl, and stir well. Combine butter and almond extract in a small bowl, and drizzle over oat mixture, stirring until moist clumps form.

Step 6

Remove cherry mixture from oven, and sprinkle evenly with the streusel topping. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until streusel is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes; serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

ekclou's Review

January 30, 2015
Love this recipe! No need for dried cherries and add amaretto!

Sealover's Review

August 10, 2014

Alknutson8's Review

May 11, 2013

HilaryMcintire's Review

July 29, 2012
Absolutely delicious. I found it a bit too sweet, which is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I loved it, but not everyone in my family did because of the sweetness. I think I will try it with less sugar next time.

LisaSanchez1030's Review

April 10, 2012

JenniferM's Review

August 22, 2011
This was excellent and easy to make. I followed the directions exactly. Would serve with vanilla ice cream next time. Will definitely make again!

jenniferkatie's Review

July 28, 2011
This was fabulous! Just wish there was an easier way to pit all those cherries! It was worth the work though ;) Loved it right out of the oven with some french vanilla ice cream! SOOO good!

amh1128's Review

June 15, 2011
I also thought this was great. I cut the recipe in half and it turned out perfect. I think it would have been just as good without the dried cherries- the fresh ones are so good right now! The topping was easy and so yummy.

Kayte401's Review

June 13, 2011
Wow! This was great. The mixture of tart and sweet cherries was PERFECT. Great hot or room-temperature. Super quick and easy too. I wouldn't change a thing - absolutely delicious.

avtastic's Review

June 12, 2011
Terrific dessert. It is even good cold. I didn't change anything, and it was great. Will be making again.