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?
Makes 3 individual crisps-we used small ramekins. You can double or triple it for one large crisp or more individual ones.
About 1 ½ cups Rainer cherries, pitted and halved
2 T sugar
1 T flour
¾ cup old fashioned oats
½ tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 T. flour
½ 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:)