Cherry crisp

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Serves: 4


  • 1/2 pound sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup packed Demerara sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Toss cherries with granulated sugar and lemon zest and place in an 8-inch-by-8-inch ovenproof dish. Alternatively, use four individual baking dishes and place 1 cup of cherry mixture into each dish.

Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon and Demerara sugar. Using your fingertips or a food processor, rub butter into flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over fruit. If using individual baking dishes, place 1/3 cup topping on each.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and liquid is bubbling. Serve hot or cold with ice cream or custard.