Cherry Oatmeal Crisp 

 Originally Written: March 17, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

cherry-oatmeal-crisp2This one is so easy to make, everyone totally enjoys it and it si actually one of those “healthy” deserts! You know I always like to add variations to my recipes – that’s what makes MamaKnows a great source for creative cooking and baking – so here are some suggestions you can use to make all kinds of crisps:

Whatever fruit is in season can be turned into a great tasting snack or desert using this recipe. It is great using fresh sliced peaches for example – to do that, prepare the peaches by first blanching them – that means putting a pot of boiling water on the stove and placing fresh peaches in it for about 2 minutes. Take them out, cool them and the skin will just slip right off! Slice them and toss with a bit of lemon juice (to keep their golden colour from going brown) and you can also sprinkle them with cinnamon – great taste!

Of course this is a limitless recipe – fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, rhubarb – let your imagination go and even mix some fruits – you won’t be disappointed!

Cherry Oatmeal Crunch

2 cups of of cherries, pitted

4 teaspoons of lemon juice

3/4 cups of brown sugar

3/4 cups of flour

3/4 cups of Quick Oats

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

/14 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of soft butter

Place cherries in a greased baking dish – 8-inch square or a 1-1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle lemon juice over the cherries. Blend remaining ingredients together until crumbly; sprinkle over cherries. Bake in moderate oven (375F) 30 – 40 minutes. Serve plain, topped with whipping cream or still hot with vanilla ice cream.

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • So, I am in France as a nanny, and the family I am staying with has all these cherry trees in the backyard. They made all of the french desserts with cherries that they knew, and I was like, something is missing. and it was the crunch. I made this recipe, but instead of brown sugar, which they don’t really have over here, i mixed raw cane sugar and honey and it worked just fine. your recipe was the only one I found that didn’t add extra sugar to the cherry mix and it was perfect. to die for even. thank you so much! mama really does know!!!!

    • Thanks so much for your message Claire – I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know that what I am doing is enjoyed! If there is anything you are looking for, let me know anytime and I will be happy to be of assistance!

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