Welcome back to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza!
If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is a Valentine’s Day classic…cherries!
Which means there are 17 delicious & unique cherry recipes waiting for you at the end of this post. Yay!
This month I decided to create a dessert using fresh cherries. I know that crisp and cobblers are sometimes made with the canned pie filling, but that stuff is full of sugar and I’m trying to cut some sugar out of my life. So, I came up with this Fresh Cherry Crisp. I hope you love it. Funny story first though.
You know those Maraschino cherries? I hate those things and as far as I know, I have never liked them. Until I was about 32 years old, I thought those were real cherries and I wouldn’t eat anything with cherries because of them. Seriously. Then we spent a summer in northern Michigan. Have you been there? It’s beautiful! Anyway, they had these cherry stands all over the place. I got some for my kids and tried one and it was love. They were so sweet and juicy. I ate so many of those cherries that summer. If you’re ever in Michigan in the summer, get some of those cherries!!
Now on to my recipe. I used my small Le Creuset baker to make the crisp. It’s about 1 1/2 quarts and holds about 6 servings of dessert. Perfect to not have a whole bunch of leftovers, especially since my husband doesn’t eat cooked fruit. Silly man.
Fresh Cherry Crisp
1/4 cup butter – at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
Butter 1 1/2 quart baking dish well.
Spread cherries over bottom of pan.
Mix butter and sugars well.
Add baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and mix.
Mix in flour.
Mix in oats.
Spread mixture over cherries.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Read below for more yummy cherry recipes. Which will you try first?
Be sure to check out the rest of these fantastic cherry recipes!
4 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Balls by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies by Making Miracles
Real Maraschino Cherries by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Cherry Crisp by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
Chocolate Cherry Brownies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Breakfast Yogurt with Cherry Sauce by Brunch with Joy
Cherry Apple Crumble Tart by Food Lust People Love
Cherry Pie Bites by The Freshman Cook
Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce by The Joyful Foodie
Balsamic Cherry Brie Stuffed French Toast by Pantry Friendly Cooking
Cherry Chocolate Coconut Slices by Baking in Pyjamas
Vanilla Ice Cream with Dried Cherries and Dark Chocolate by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie by Mrs. Penguin
Cherry Danishes by Passion Kneaded
Dark Cherry-Cranberry Compote by Rhubarb and Honey
National Cherry Month by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Crock Pot Balsamic Cherry Beef Roast by Rae Gun Ramblings
Cherry Glazed Cherry Muffins by We Like to Learn as We Go
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