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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cherry Blueberry Crisp

I'm really into food... really really into it.

I'm walking around the farmer's market (where else?) two Saturdays ago and it doesn't take long for me to realize its CHERRY SEASON!!!! I capitalize this because upon seeing the heaping mounds of cherries on the stands I literally squealed and clapped (I was alone so I could have appeared that I was losing my mind) as I trotted (yes, I trotted) over to the first stand. I love cherry season for many reasons but mostly because of sour cherries! When making a pie, pastry, tart or crisp, you always want to use the sour I've personally learned in my culinary adventures.

That being said, I've made a cherry pie and you can find that here, but I didn't use sour cherries for that pie, and while it was delicious, I would still suggest using the sour.

For the fruit:
3 c pitted sour cherries
1/2 c blueberries
1 c white sugar
4 tbsp all-purpose flour

For the crisp:
1 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 c multi grain oats (I used multi grain because I liked the idea of adding more nutritional benefit, but you can use old-fashioned oats too)
3/4 c brown sugar
1/3 c butter

Grease a 9X13 baking dish and preheat your oven to 375*F. In a bowl, combine cherries, sugar and flour and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar. Cut in butter to mixture until it's crumb-like. Sprinkle over cherries to cover.

Bake in oven about 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let cool for about 30 minutes before serving.


Confessions of a Makeup Whore and Product Junkie said...

yummy! only made better by a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the mouth is watering and my stomach is growling now...

Pigtown-Design said...


Kevin said...

I like the the sound of combining blueberries and cherries in a crisp!

Anonymous said...

I LOOVE sour cherries too and your pie looks incredible! I want to take a bite off my screen now. Rawrrrr..

You wouldn't believe the amount of sour cherries i've been working with this past too weeks. The boss brought tons of them from his garden. This week i made a bunch of preserves. Delicious.

tomjones5656 said...

Blueberries...YUM... I found a free recipe book with some tasty blueberry recipes. I have been cooking with them all summer.
They also have a free cookbook with fruit recipes - cherry, apple, banana, it has some really tasty recipes.

Heather said...

Oh My. Wow. Does this look spectacular! Can I be the test tester on the second batch! :)

Family of Food said...

I'm a fool for cherries. I didn't realize it until I was in the North of California during Cherry season and I tried the fresh picked fruit. Raw cherries are now a fetish food for me. If you can get the cherries from the north (I think Washington right now), you'll get good sweet cherries.

Kayte said...

this looks absolutely wonderful! and i love your description of your adventures at the Farmer's Market. is this the one in downtown baltimore? i still haven't been to that one. i really need to check it out.

also, why is it important to use sour cherries for pies, tarts, etc???