Since cherries are on sale this week for $1.99/lb in many locations I thought I would share this simple, easy, and delicious recipe I found. I used my leftover fresh cherries from last week, but if you wanted to make it simpler or you have cherry pie filling go ahead and substitute a can of filling or even frozen cherries if you would like.
4 cups Pitted Cherries
¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Water
2 ½ Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Oats (can use pecans or walnuts as well)
½ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
4 Tablespoons Butter
1. Mix cherries, sugar, water, and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer. Continue to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
2. While cherries are simmering mix brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, and butter to form a crumbly mixture. I use my fingers to blend and then mix it with a fork to break the crumbles up a little.
3. Grease a 9x9 baking dish and pour cherry mixture in the dish. Sprinkle topping over the cherries and then bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and topping is browned in a 375 degree oven.
We like to top ours with whipped cream! You can always top with vanilla ice cream or eat plain. Whichever you and your family prefer J