Cherry Crisp a la Mode
Makes 8 servings
Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys
Just as the name implies, a perfect cherry crisp is a delicious layer of sweet and bubbly fruit covered by a crisp, crumbly sweet topping. There’s really no better way to serve such a dish except a la mode.
I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 17 minutes
- 1 Pound cherries, stemmed and pitted
- 1 Cup trans fat free margarine
- 1 1/4 Cup raw unrefined sugar
- 1/4 Cup unbleached white flour
- 1/4 Cup whole wheat flour
- 1 Teaspoon almond extract
- Nondairy ice cream or ice cream of your choice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cherries, 1/2 cup of the margarine, and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the cherries are soft and tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cherries to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Sift together the flours, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and the almond extract. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the remaining margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread the flour mixture over the cherries and bake for 12 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.