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Y’all know by now that I have a thing for sweets. I also have a big thing for Food Network. I read every magazine of theirs that I can get my hands on. I found this fabulous recipe in an older edition and fell in love. I had to use some restraint to keep from eating the whole thing. My absolute favorite part of the dessert is the cherries. HELLO, YUM!! When cooked, they’re warm, soft, and gooey and just add so much sweet flavor. Even though it’s amazing on its own, my husband thought that it would be amazing on top of homemade vanilla ice cream. Talk about tasty!
It’s simply a perfect year-round dessert. t’s versatile enough that other fruits could easily be substituted in place of the cherries. I think it would be amazing if you used apples or peaches. Oh my, I think I feel new ideas coming on. Apples, cinnamon, caramel…oh yes. I’m going to have to work on that. In the meantime, try this out! If you make your own twist on it, I’d love to know allllllll about it! :)
1 lb. pitted cherries, fresh or frozen (thaw before using)
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sliced almonds
2/3 c. rolled oats
pinch of salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, add cherries, 1/2 c. sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp. flour, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat.
Transfer to baking dish.
To make topping, whisk the remaining flour, oats, almonds, and sugar. Stir in melted butter.
Sprinkle topping over cherry mixture.
Bake until topping is golden brown and cherries are bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe found on Food Network