This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Cherry Almond Crisp. We love crisps of all kinds and make them often. This combination of cherry and almond was amazing! We used frozen cherries because it’s a bit early for fresh ones – the good news is they were perfect so you can enjoy this dessert any time of year. The Gentlemen Bakers encourage using any kind of cereal you like. I used Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Granola, not only because I love it, but also because it enhanced the almond flavor.
The only thing that surprised me was that they chose to use almond extract – I thought they would have used Amaretto! Since this was the first time we made this, I followed the recipe, but next time, I’m trying Amaretto with my cherries! The other change I would make is to blend the topping by hand with my pastry blender because I really like chunky topping better than fine – of course, this doesn’t change the flavor at all, it’s just a personal preference.
We served this for dessert at a family dinner and everyone just loved it. Unfortunately, the photos don’t do it justice, but trust me, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, delicious dessert, this is it!