Easy Cherry Crisp

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream! Easy Cherry Crisp is a dish that comes together relatively quickly but super easily! Featuring fresh, juicy Washington cherries and an addictive oat crisp topping. Don’t forget the ice cream!

This post is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers. All opinions are 100% my own.

I can’t believe this year is almost coming to a close.

Where has the time gone? Seriously. I feel like I blinked and it’s nearing September. That yesterday was my birthday (my birthday is in January). That in a few weeks, there will be Christmas stuff out (don’t even get me started on Hobby Lobby; Christmas has been up and out since July).

Like this year, cherry season is also fleeting, so when Northwest Cherry Growers reached out to me to send me 22 pounds (!!!) of fresh Washington State cherries, I was SO happy to accept! I knew I couldn’t use all the 22 pounds, so I gave most of them away to neighbors, family and friends who were thrilled to receive such a bounty of fresh-picked cherries. However, I held a couple pounds back to make sure I had enough cherries to make this Easy Cherry Crisp!

I was debating what to do with my abundance of cherries and crisps and cobblers were juggling in my head. But then I remember last year I made a Cherry Cobbler Pie with my batch of cherries and the fate was sealed: Cherry Crisp it was!

My favorite part about this crisp is that it truly is a cinch to make. The hardest part, which isn’t hard but more labor intensive, is pitting all the cherries. You obviously want to do this unless your goal is to break the teeth of those you serve it to 🙂 I found this cherry pitter from Sur La Table last year and love it. It pits 6 cherries at a time, is dishwasher safe and totally easy to assemble. Plus, you can pit 6x the amount of cherries in half of the time it takes with a handheld pitter or the old straw into a Coke bottle trick.

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream! You’ll simply combine the pitted cherries and some sugar, cornstarch, a little lemon juice and a splash of vanilla extract and pour them into a dish – I used a 9″ round pie plate and found it fit perfectly. Then you’ll make your oat topping, which consists of oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and cubed butter you’ll work together into pea-sized crumbs. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the cherries and bake the beauty until it’s golden brown and bubbly.

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream! Of course, serving it a la mode is NOT optional!

Three cheers for cherry season!

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream!

Easy Cherry Crisp
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8
 

This Easy Cherry Crisp is a cinch to make, comes together quickly and features a beautiful bounty of fresh, juicy cherries! You can use fresh or frozen cherries!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CHERRIES:
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen Washington cherries, pitted and halved
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FOR THE CRISP:
  • ¾ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, cubed

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9″ pie dish or 9×9″ square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. If using a pie pan, I like placing the pie pan on a rimmed baking sheet just in case there are any spillovers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla and stir together until cherries are fully coated. Pour the cherry mixture into the prepared dish in an even layer.
  3. For the crisp topping: In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour and mix well. Add in the cubed butter and using a pastry blender or two forks, begin cutting the butter into the oat mixture until pea-size crumbs come together. Sprinkle the crisp topping liberally over the cherry mixture.
  4. Bake the crisp for 40-45 minutes or until the crisp topping is golden brown and set and the mixture is bubbly. Allow to cool off for about 15-20 minutes before serving.

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream! Juicy, sweet, fresh & ripe Washington cherries in a buttery, oaty crisp. Not much better than that!

This Super Easy CHERRY CRISP will be the hit of all your summertime soirees! Fresh, juicy, dark Washington cherries baked with a buttery, spiced oat crisp topping for a delicious and simple dessert! Don't forget the ice cream!

You can learn more about NW Cherry Growers HERE and follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand! This Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce is rich, thick and creamy with pure, unadulterated chocolate flavor! With only a few simple ingredients you probably have on hand, you’re going to become obsessed with this easy sauce!

I have a unique trait called a “non-pregnant-pregnancy craving.”

It means, I’m not pregnant but I get strong, intense, obsessive pregnancy-style cravings for things that last for a long time.

An ordinary craving is a passing thought almost that can be cured once you have eaten the said thing you’re craving. But my NPPC (yeah, we’re acronym-ing!) lasts for a long time like a pregnancy craving would. Not the whole 9 months, but certainly longer than a one-and-done craving.

Maybe it’s because I’m kind of a repetitive person? I get this way about songs, TV shows, clothes… just about everything. I’ll get stuck in this loop of listening to the same music over and over, wearing the same few things over and over, and craving the same things over and over until I finally snap and something else comes along. Then the cycle continues with the new thing.

I have always been this way! In fact, I have worked at a few food establishments in my life. One was a frozen yogurt shop, and the other was a sandwich shop. The first day I started at each place, my bosses told me I could have a free froyo/sandwich each shift, but warned me I’d get tired of them sooner than later.

I worked at the froyo shop and the sandwich shop respectively for two years each, and I had a froyo and sandwich EVERY DAY I WORKED. And y’all, I worked daily. I just don’t get sick of it, I guess!

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand! Anyway, a few weeks ago I got this intense chocolate craving. I really wanted something smooth and thick and rich and chocolaty but it was too hot to make actual squares of fudge, and that wasn’t really what I was hankering after. So I whipped up some hot fudge sauce and ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I’ve been eating it on my ice cream, of course, but also by the spoonfuls after it has set up awhile in the fridge. It’s almost like ganache: thick and so decadent that I only need a couple of spoonfuls to satisfy my craving.

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand! While I was looking up recipes for homemade hot fudge sauce, I realized there are a LOT of variations. Some use sweetened condensed milk, others use half-and-half. Some have corn syrup, others have chocolate chips. But I happen to like mine, which uses pure cocoa powder for a super intense and deeply rich chocolate flavor.

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand! Right after you make it, it’ll be thinner, more like chocolate syrup. But as it cools and especially after you refrigerate it, it’ll firm up into a thick, luscious sauce!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a long-standing date with this fudge sauce. Thank goodness it makes a big batch!

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand!

Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce
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Recipe type: Candy
Prep time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 1.5 cups
 

This Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce is thick, rich, and deeply chocolaty with simple ingredients you probably have on hand!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, add in the sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk thoroughly to break up any clumps of cocoa powder as these won’t break down once cooked and you’ll have little clumps throughout your fudge. I like whisking this off the heat before anything else so it is super smooth and fine.
  2. Turn the heat onto medium and add in the heavy whipping cream and butter. Continue whisking on medium heat until mixture melts together and thickens, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Once mixture is thick and smooth, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into a large Mason jar and seal. Can be served warm, where it will be more thin like a chocolate syrup, or refrigerated until thicker like a hot fudge. Store in the fridge.

This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand! If you’re looking for the most perfect hot fudge sauce ever, this is your recipe!

Be sure to check out my Homemade Caramel Sauce too! It is a WINNER!!!

This Homemade Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Sauce is to die for! Rich, creamy, sweet and buttery, it comes together in minutes and is totally foolproof!This Hot Fudge Sauce is the best recipe I've tried for homemade hot fudge! Super thick, deep, rich, intense chocolate flavor with a creamy, ganache-like texture, all made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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