Cherry Crisp Recipe
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Cherry Crisp Recipe

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The very first time that I made Cherry Crisp, my brother happened to be visiting. He is an ice cream lover—but he passed up the scoops of vanilla that he tops most desserts with so he could taste the cherries better! Wheat, soybeans and milo are the main crops on our farm. We also have three small cherry trees. I apportion all of that harvest for this recipe. My husband's is the manager of a coop. I work part-time as a church secretary...teach piano in our home...and enjoy making clothes for myself and our 3-year-old daughter. Cross-stitch is one of my favorite hobbies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cherry juice blend
  • 4 cups pitted tart red cherries
  • Few drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 559 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 93g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine salt, sugar and flour; cut in butter. Press into a greased 2-qt. or 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. For filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in juice. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Fold in cherries and food coloring if desired. Pour over baked crust. Combine all topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around edges. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Crisp in Country Woman March/April 1992, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Best ever recipe for cherry crisp! I did add 1 tsp. of almond flavoring because I love the combination of cherry and almond. Be sure to grease the pan well."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Gave this a try and it is an excellent recipe. I added a little ginger to the cherries to give it some zing. Love cherries!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I have been looking for a great cherry crisp recipe, as my old one was just "so-so". This is IT :) My family fights over the topping on cherry crisp - but this recipe provides a generous topping - plenty for everyone! DELICIOUS."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"Absolutely wonderful! Cut the sugar in the crust to 3/4 c and left it in the oven for 3 min longer before filling. Crunchy and not too sweet!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Loved this!"

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