My mom gets all the credit here.
I took the pictures and gave her two thumbs up with a full tummy of this deliciousness.
You can't really go wrong with fresh cherries, a homemade crisp and dinner at mom's house, can you?
This was fantastic (so was the homemade ice-cream she topped it off with!) and was a perfect way to end a warm summer night with family.
By: My mom
6 cups sweet, pitted cherries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup rolled oats (regular)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 375. Prepare filling: Combine cherries, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, almond extract and salt in a large blow, toss gently. Spoon cherry mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Prepare topping: Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, leveling with a knife. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk (or whatever!). Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in sliced almonds. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over cherry mixture. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is crisp. Let stand 5 minutes, serve warm.