Baked In Cast Iron Cookware
This easy cherry crisp that is baked in cast iron will satisfy your comfort food cravings, when you eat it as is warm from the oven.
Frozen cherries are my choice for this recipe, since they don’t require pitting and give consistently good results.
Once the cherries have thawed, you can easily drain off the extra liquid.
This will give your crisp a better consistency and you can save the liquid to use in smoothies, cocktails or other beverages.
Choose dark cherries, tart cherries or whatever other type you prefer.
I love using these oval cast iron servers that can go from the oven to the table, but you can make this dessert in a skillet, too.
The dessert is wonderful as is, when it is still warm.
If you’d like to add a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream, that would be nice, too.
Fruit crisps are always a treat, and this one is delicious!
Easy Cherry Crisp Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
4½ cups Frozen Cherries (thawed, drained and chopped)
¼ cup Maple Syrup
½ t Allspice
½ t Cinnamon
¼ t Ground Cloves
1 T Fresh Thyme Leaves
1 cup Oats
½ cup Almond Flour
½ cup Pecans, chopped
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
5 T Coconut Oil, melted
1/8 t Salt
Fresh Thyme Sprigs
1) Preheat oven to 350°.
2) Add the cherries that have already been thawed, drained and chopped to a mixing bowl with the maple syrup, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and thyme. Use tongs to toss, so that the ingredients are combined.
3) Add the dry topping ingredients (oats, almond flour, nuts) to a second mixing bowl and stir. Pour in the maple syrup and 3T melted coconut oil and stir to combine.
4) Use the remaining 2T coconut up to ‘grease’ the oval cast iron baking dishes or skillet, whichever you are using.
5) Pour the cherry mixture evenly in the cast iron bakeware. Top with an even layer of the oat topping mixture.
6) Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, so that the top is browned and the cherries are bubbly. If you are using a skillet instead of the oval baking dishes, loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
7) Remove from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes and then serve and enjoy!
More from Mama Likes To Cook
Check out my dessert recipes, so you can get more sweet inspiration.
Following are a few of my other treat recipes that are great for the holidays:
- White Chocolate Dipped Figs
- Earl Grey Tea Truffles
- Peppermint Fudge Truffles
- Coconut Banana Truffles
- Chocolate Banana Truffles
- Pumpkin Caramels
- Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cones with Fruit
- GF Chocolate Truffles
Then take a look at the rest of my vegetarian recipes, so you can have even more delicious fun in the kitchen!