Cherry Crumble

A few days ago I wrote about how we picked more fresh cherries than we knew what to do with. We picked more than our family could eat fresh, so I froze a lot of them for use in the off-season. I made the rest into cherry pie filling.

Cherry pie filling can be used in pies, of course, but an even easier way is to use it in a crumble. I learned about fruit crumbles many years ago from a wonderful woman name Jo from the United Kingdom. One of the first foods I ever prepared by myself was an Apple Crumble made from fresh apples!

A crumble can be sweet or savory. With my cherry pie filling, my version is sweet of course. Unlike a pie, a crumble has no crust, but does have a crumbly topping made from butter, flour, and sugar.

The crumble is baked in an oven until the topping is crisp. I like to serve it with ice cream. This works as a dessert or even for a sweet breakfast with coffee.

I hope you make this dish and let me know how this turns out!



Crumble topping

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Cherry crumble



Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and place all the crumble ingredients in a bowl.


Use a pastry cutter to work the butter into the ingredients. Follow this process until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.

Set aside.


Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray 6 (5 ounce) ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Place the dishes on a parchment-lined sheet pan to catch any drips and for an easy clean up.

Fill each ramekin with 3/4 cups of cherry pie filling.

Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly on top of the cherry pie filling.

Bake the cherry crumbles for 20-25 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Cool on a rack. Serve with ice-cream and enjoy!


Serves 6

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