Warm Black Cherry Crisp Recipe

Tip: Frozen cherries are much easier to use than fresh for this recipe. Place frozen cherries in a small strainer set over a large bowl to collect the liquid while thawing.

Reserve the liquid to use in smoothies, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages. For example, you can combine some of the cherry juice with club soda and some crushed mint for a refreshing spritzer.

Special equipment: 4 9-oz. oval cast iron mini-servers. (If unavailable, use a well-seasoned 10” cast iron skillet instead).

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Cherry Crisp recipe

Warm Black Cherry Crisp

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 - 6


  • 4 1/2 cup frozen black cherries, thawed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey, preferably local
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup honey, preferably local
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil (or olive oil)

Optional, to Serve: Greek yogurt, homemade whipped cream, or sugar-free ice cream. Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


    • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F.
    • Combine thawed chopped cherries, honey, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and thyme leaves in a bowl. Toss to combine and set aside.
    • Combine the topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
    • Lightly grease the four 9-oz. oval cast iron baking dishes (or the 10” cast iron skillet) with coconut oil.
    • Divide the cherry mixture equally among the castiron mini-servers and spread it into an even layer. Divide the topping between the4 mini-servers, as well, and spread into a thin layer on top.
    • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and the cherry mixture is nice and bubbly.
      Tip: If using a 10” skillet, cover loosely with aluminum foil after 30minutes and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
    • Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10minutes before serving plain or topped with some Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and/or sugar-free ice cream. Garnish with a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme, if desired. Enjoy!
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