Classic Cherry Crisp

Classic Cherry Crisp

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

Choose sweet or tart cherries for this fruit-forward dessert. Look for both in late summer, when cherries are at their peak.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Prep

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  1. Grate 1 tsp. zest from orange and squeeze it to get ¼ cup juice. Set the zest and juice aside.
  2. Heat an 8-inch cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Add oats and cook until toasted, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add almond flour, brown sugar, melted butter, almonds, flaxseed, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture clings together in coarse crumbs, about 1 minute. (Be careful, as the topping can brown quickly.) Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Combine cherries and cornstarch in the skillet. Stir in the reserved orange zest and juice. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  4. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the cherry mixture.
  • Sugar Substitute: We do not recommend a sugar substitute for this recipe.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 203 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 6 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ fat, ½ high-fat protein, ½ other carb, ½ starch

Reviews 1

June 13, 2019
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By: kiranstarosta
It was excellent ,quick and easy perfect quick desert
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