Summer Cherry Crisp

by daniel valko


   
      I know everyone says this every year, but this summer is passing by so fast. For me this summer has been a whole different kind of feeling. Maybe because all I've been doing is baking and trying new recipes. Time flies when you are doing something you love. For me, it's being in the kitchen all summer long. For my next recipe I've chosen cherry crisp. I love how it showcases the tartness of the cherries perfectly. The pan of cherry crisp will come out of the oven and fill your house with the sweet smell of fresh black cherries. This recipe always reminds me of the long summer days that pass so fast, and of all the memories they hold.







Ingredients:

• 4 cups pitted black cherries 
• 1 cup quick cooking oats 
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
• 1/2 cup sliced almonds 
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar  
• 1/4 cup softened butter 
• 3/4 cup plus 4 tbs all purpose flour


1.Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. In a large bowl combine the 4 tbs flour, granulated sugar and pitted and cut cherries. Then place in a 13x9 glass or metal pan and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl combine the remaining flour, oats, almonds, brown sugar and softened butter. Mix until it becomes crumbly.

4. Top the cherries with the crumbled mixture and bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.