A fruit crisp offers the luscious flavor of a fresh fruit pie without the fuss of making a crust. Celebrate the arrival of cherries with this rich-tasting crisp. The nut-studded topping works great with other fruit combinations too.

Patsy Jamieson


Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
Nutrition Profile:




Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish (or similar 1 1/2- to 2-quart dish) with cooking spray.

  • To prepare filling, combine cherries, raspberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and kirsch (or brandy), if using, in a large bowl; toss to coat. Place the filling in the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make topping. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl with a fork. Add butter and blend with a pastry blender or your fingertips. Add oil and stir to coat. Add orange juice concentrate and blend with your fingertips until the dry ingredients are moistened.

  • After 20 minutes, stir the fruit filling and sprinkle the topping evenly over it. Sprinkle with almonds (or walnuts). Bake, uncovered, until the fruit is bubbly and tender and the topping is lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes more. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 52.7g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 36.5g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 3.8mg; vitamin a iu 105.7IU; vitamin c 20.5mg; folate 15.8mcg; calcium 37.8mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 44.4mg; potassium 348.3mg; sodium 16.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 22g.

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Tasty This recipe is great. Very good with very little added sugar. I only have two complaints: one the topping is very thick and almost impossible to spread. It needs more liquid or butter in it. Two the filling doesn't taste quite as good as it may with only cherries. I will make it again but will probably use extra liquid in the topping and use another cup of cherries instead of the raspberries. Pros: Healthy tasty Cons: Topping is too thick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used blueberries instead of cherries - to make again will use 1/2 the sugar. Thickened fine & topping wasn't too thick. Used orange liqueur instead. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Will make it again with changes. After baking the fruit filling for 20 minutes as directed it still had not thickened at all. I spooned off some of the liquid and added another teaspoon of cornstarch before adding that mixture back into the fruit and baking for another 10 minutes. It still did not look like it had thickened. I don't think the orange juice concentrate added any flavor and made the topping too wet. I think omitting it would create a crispier topping. Pros: Doesn't use a lot of sugar. Cons: Fruit filling didn't want to thicken. Read More