Cherry Vanilla Crisp
Yield: 8-10 servings
  • 4 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • ¼-1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon of butter, melted (9 tablespoons)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (not quick cook or instant)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In an 8x8 baking dish or 9 inch pie dish, gently toss together the cherries, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, pinch of salt and melted butter. Stir with a fork until evenly moistened and crumbly. Sprinkle over the cherries.
  4. Place baking dish on top of a cookie sheet to prevent drips. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and the topping is crispy and golden.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at