Cherries are my absolute favorite. I always grab a bag each time I am in a grocery this time of the year. Although this year, they have been too expensive at $7.99 a pound. More recently they have come down to $3.99 a pound that I dared to grab some. Although, if memory serves, by now they would have been $.99 a pound out in California!
They are a delicious snack to pack for that afternoon sanck. Sweet and refreshing.
This time I stayed true to the recipe…. You can find it here.
But I bet, you can use some whole wheat or other whole grain flour.. to make a healthier version,
Saw this on PBS Fresh Tastes Blog and had to try it out immediately. Cherries are my favorite fruit. When in season I never fail to buy them during each visit to the grocery. I had some fresh organic ones in the refrigerator ready and a sweet tooth to quench.
2 cups pitted and sliced cherries
3/8 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3/8 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
pinch of salt
Slice the cherries and set aside. Drizzle some lemon juice and toss lightly. Meanwhile in a bowl mix melted butter, sugar, oats and flour. Add a pinch of salt.
Fill each ramekin with 3 quarters of cherries and add the rolled oats mix on top. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the cherry crumbles for 25-30 minutes.
I used sliced strawberries with some left over crumbles and it was excellent. Next time I think I will try with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries as well!
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Easy, quick and delicious! Try it!