Our Favorite Cherry Crisp

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Our family’s favorite summer dessert. Filled with cherries, topped with decadent granola topping (and a scoop of ice cream, if you must!) this treat is synonymous with summer at The Schell Cafe.


  • For the filling:
  • 3 cups cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • For the topping:
  • 2/3 cup flour {I use Pamela’s gluten-free mix}
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats {I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free}
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 8 Tbs (1 stick) butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 x 13 –inch baking dish.
  3. Place the pitted cherries in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar and vanilla until cherries are coated. Pour the cherry mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In the same bowl, mix together the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Slice butter into pieces and cut into the mixture by hand. Knead the oat mixture until it is well combined and crumbly.
  5. Sprinkle the oatmeal crumbles on top of the cherries. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the oatmeal topping is golden brown and the cherries are bubbling.