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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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 252024
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2016

"This cherry crisp is outstanding! I made the recipe as written and added a little almond extract. We really enjoyed it and I'll definitely be making this again!"

LJPDLP User ID: 2923892 240395
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."

buddhafish51 User ID: 8437049 228934
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!!!"

jessicadidion User ID: 5048007 217578
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."

gbillingsley User ID: 7888248 38165
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!"

danknupp User ID: 7418372 12149
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Loved this!"

mrsmeduck User ID: 6758238 27001
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Will definitely make this again. Loved the pastry on the bottom. I added some rhubarb to it and will try w/o it next time."

Rachel2117 User ID: 7303097 38164
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"A wonderful dessert I will continue to make. It was fabulous with the fresh cherries from our cherry tree. Thanks for the great recipe!"

kiba258 User ID: 5980690 5356
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"sometimes i find the crumble on top to turn soggy but even the next day it was still crisp and yummy"

slagueux User ID: 2533464 36905
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This is a great recipe! We have a cherry tree in our yard and this was a hit for our family and our neighbor's, too!"

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