Hello, All! I love fast and easy recipes, especially if that recipe happens to be dessert!! If you agree, then let me introduce you to my favorite recipe for Cherry Crisp! It’s not too sweet, has this insane texture of a cookie, and just enough tartness to keep that spoon scooping it up!
I love Aldi Supermarket Company because they have great prices, offer a wide range of organic food items, and they are doing very well with their Fresh, Simple and Free mission!
On top of that, they carry AMAZING specialty items like these gorgeous Dark Morello cherries from Hungary. Perfect for baking!!! They are packed in syrup, but you can drain and replace the discarded liquid with your own simple syrup! This is a great way to use RAW Sugar or other natural alternatives, but without losing the taste! This is how you do it!
How To Replace Store Bought Canned or Jarred Simple Syrup
Drain the liquid from your fruit into a bowl and measure.
Pour the measured liquid into a sauce pan and add 3 to 4 Tablespoons of sugar.
Bring to a soft boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let your simple syrup cool down.
Put your fruit in a bowl and pour the new simple syrup over them. You can also store you fruit in the fridge for a couple of days. If your fruit was canned, make sure to throw it a way and use a food safe container.
Proceed with my recipe!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Pour the cherries and liquid into a saucepan. Add 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch and 4 Tablespoons of sugar. Yes, you do have sugar in your syrup, but I promise it’s not sweet at all! Cherries are tart and you will need it! Trust me! You will need to add the same amount of sugar even if you choose not to make your own syrup.
Bring them to a slight boil, then reduce the heat. The cornstarch will cause the liquid to thicken. It’s ready when it looks like this.
Pour the cherries, with thickened sauce into a sprayed 8 inch pan. Set it aside while you make the topping.
Now let’s put the crisp in these cherries!
1 1/2 cup of dried oats
1 cup of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon (or more if you like)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of olive or canola oil
Place all ingredients into a bowl, and add 1 1/12 sticks of real butter.
Some say use a pastry cutter, but I don’t have time for that! I grabbed my potato masher and got busy! Mash until it looks like this.
After mashing, pour the crisp mixture on top of your cherries. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and about 1/4 of oats if you like. Place into the oven and bake for 50 minutes. It should look like this.
Now all you have to do is dig in! You know you want some!!
Wait! Something is missing! Oh, I know!!
Ice Cream!!!!!!!! Boom!
I hope you enjoyed this post!! If you try this recipe, please let me know!! Don’t forget to share! I will be posting more of my favorite Aldi brand recipes very soon! Until next time!!!
*I was not paid for this post. I just love Aldi! lol!