Recipe for Cherry Oatmeal Crisp

We picked up a big bag of Rainier cherries at the farmer’s market on Saturday. They are sweet and juicy. I have been mixing them into my Greek yogurt this week. I also made individual cherry crisps for dessert.

I love making mini or individual desserts. Everyone feels special because they get their own and it is great portion control. I used our little white ramekin dishes. I pitted the cherries and made an easy oat topping-old fashioned oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and butter. The little crisps bubbled up in no time. I served them with a dallop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

We ate our cherry crisps outside on our patio. Summer, I love you!

Oh and I pitted the cherries by hand-the old school way. I really need to invest in a cherry pitter. Does anyone have one? Do they work well?




Cherry Oatmeal Crisp

(Printable Recipe)

Makes 3 individual crisps-we used small ramekins. You can double or triple it for one large crisp or more individual ones.

About 1 1/2 cups Rainer cherries, pitted and halved
2 T sugar
1 T flour

3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 T. flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T. cold butter-cut in small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray ramekins with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl sprinkle the cherries with the 2 T of sugar and flour. Mix well. Let sit while you make the oat topping.
3. In a small bowl add the oats, cinnamon, salt, flour, and brown sugar. Stir.
4. Add the butter to the oat mix. Mix with your hands until you have a crumbly mixture.
5. Pour sugared cherries into the sprayed ramekins. Make sure each one is even. Add the oat topping.
6. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes. Until they are bubbling.
7. Cool for a minute and serve. We added a dallop of vanilla frozen yogurt:)

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yes we will be staying in down town SLC. We only have two full days so any good palce to eat you know of would be great! I heard of a place called Smooches that was on the Food Network.

  2. Lovee all crisps and cobblers. I made a huge apple cobbler tonight. I know it is not apple season, but we do so love a good cobbler.

  3. Gosh you are so sweet .
    Thank you so much for all of the great information! I went to Tony Caputos Deli a few years ago and LOVED it. Im sure we will go there again!
    And… Ha ha I did mean to say Mooches not Smooches!
    So many choices, I will let you know where we go!

  4. Your crisp looks great. I have a cherry pitter (little hand held thing that shoots the pit across the room). I highly recommend one. We have two and my sons shoot the pits at each other. It's a royal mess, but easier than me hand cutting up cherries!! 🙂

  5. Wowowowow it looks so great!!! I should try to bake more often with cherries: the problem is that I cannot control myself and I eat them before I have the time to bake!

  6. Cherry crisp sounds really delicious! About the cherry pitter, I don't why I don't have one. Maybe because I don't really bother to pit the them. I just use them whole with the pit.

  7. Oh dear, do get a cherry pitter! Lovely crisps, I bet the oats and cinnamon were great with the sweet cherries!

  8. There is something special about having your own portion of dessert, much like a cupcake. These little beauties of dessert sound divine.

  9. Having my own little portion of something always makes it seem that much more special. Great use of cherries while they are in season!

  10. You know we're crazy about our crisps around here and this one just looks too good to be true. Your cheery photos brightened up my otherwise dreary day–it's raining again!

    Thanks.

  11. I love rainier cherries, they're so pretty too. I heard you can pit cherries with a chopstick by pushing the pit through, but I've never done it before.

  12. This looks so delicious…it reminds me of a dump cake I make, only this is more..well…healthy. =) I left you an award on my blog, if you'd like to pick it up.

  13. Individual desserts are so cute – your crisps look beautiful. I love fresh cherries… sounds delish!

  14. I have made clafoutis, chutney, cakes, and I still have cherries leftover!
    I will be making these crisps this weekend!

  15. What a perfect individual dessert! I absolutely love Rainier cherries and have been buying them like crazy lately.

  16. I could definitely go for some of this right now. Although the cherries sound wonderful just with the Greek yogurt too!

  17. What a cute dessert! I love the first photo.

    I have a cherry pitter and while it's still messy, it's much quicker!

  18. RecipeGirl did a post on a cherry pitter a little while back, she seemed to really like it. Of course you know me, I don't pit mine, I just baked them right into the dessert! BAHAHA I still can't believe I did that :-/

  19. Maria- these look fabulous! We have been eating a lot Rainier cherries and just made a similar dessert tonight. I wish I would have seen your post first because I love oats in the topping of crisps. I made a crumble. Looks beautiful. I love your pictures.

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