When I was a kid, my grandparents had a cherry tree in their backyard. We would pick cherries until our hands were stained red and then run our haul to the kitchen. Grandmother Mary would take requests and make whatever each of us wanted with our yield. Some chose cherry jam, but my dad and I always chose cherry pie. Of all the fruit pies, cherry is my favorite. This Fresh Cherry Crisp is a variation on a cherry pie, but quicker. The crust is much less labor intensive that a regular pie crust, and I like the rustic look. Top it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream because seriously? What's life if you aren't living a la mode???
|Fresh Cherry Crisp...|
Like Cherry Pie only easier!
|Don't have a cherry pitter?|
Check my tutorial on how to pit cherries WITHOUT A PITTER:
|2 cups of fresh, pitted cherries...|
|I love the rustic look|
(and ease) of making a crisp!
|Serve warm, A LA MODE of course!|