It’s that time of the year again.
That time where winter seems never-ending and the sun seems to have disappeared for good!
I can’t tell you how much I am (impatiently) waiting for spring to arrive!
I’m looking forward to throwing open the windows and basking in all of that beautiful warm sunshine!
Luckily, I’m staying busy with all the projects we have going on inside our home, and I always have my baking.
It’s the one thing that keeps me from going stir crazy in the cold months of winter.
Today I’m sharing one of our favorite winter desserts!
One bite of those tart cherries and buttery crumble topping with just a hint of cinnamon, always takes me back to my FAVORITE vacation spot- Door County, Wisconsin.
They have the most amazingly delicious fresh cherries at their local farmer’s markets and you can always find cherry crisps or crumbles as I like to call them, in many of their quaint eateries.
Of course, finding fresh cherries this time of year isn’t easy, so I have a bit of a semi-homemade short cut.
I use a good quality cherry pie filling instead.
It makes this dessert SUPER easy and quick to make, and honestly, if you use a quality pie filling you really won’t taste a huge difference between that and fresh.
Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have the perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s night.
Here’s the recipe!
I hope you enjoy!
- 2 21 oz cans cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick oatmeal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 5 tbls butter
Preheat oven to 350. Pour cherry pie filling into the bottom of 8x8 or 9x13 pan.
Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter. Mix with a pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over the cherry filling evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until topping is browned and filling is bubbling.
What do you do to keep the doldrums of winter at bay?
Blessings and hugs,