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Half eaten Cherry Crumble served in a white bowl.

Cherry Crisp

Cherry Crisp is a classic dessert that is so simple to make. Sweet luscious cherry filling is topped with a crispy, buttery and nutty topping. This cherry dessert is a family favorite treat during the summer months or for holidays like Thanksgiving or Valentine's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Crisp, Cherry Crisp with Fresh Cherries, Cherry Crisp with Frozen Cherries, Cherry Crumble
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 327kcal
Author Heather


Cherry Filling

  • 2 pounds cherries *either fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Crumble Topping

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar *packed, either light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons butter *melted


  • Preheat oven to 400℉ and grease a 13x9 inch pan.
  • Place cherries in a bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch. Mix well to coat cherries and transfer to greased pan. See Note #1 below.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the sugars, flour, cinnamon, oats, baking powder, vanilla, egg and pecans until mixture becomes crumbly. See Note #2 below.
  • Sprinkle crumble topping over cherries and drizzle melted butter over the top of the mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or enjoy by itself.


Recipe Notes
  1. Remove the pit of the fresh cherries before mixing with cornstarch. There is no need to defrost frozen cherries before mixing with cornstarch. 
  2. A crumbly texture means small chunky texture. 


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg