Frozen Cherry Crisp

Growing up I hated cherries unless they were fresh. I hated cherry pie, I hated cherry crisp and anything else that involved cherries. Then I had cherry pie made with fresh cherries, not that weird cherry pie filling. My life was changed. Cherry desserts are actually really awesome! Well, when they are made with fresh cherries :)

I knew when they fine folks at Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma asked me to show off their new color, Quince, I had to make something delicious and pretty. That’s when I went to my old friend, cherries. Doesn’t all that delicious crumb topping and those sweet cherries look gorgeous together with that color!

Now, here is the thing. There is a little Pinterest competition going on and I really want to win. Why you ask? Well, if I win you win! That’s right! If I win I get to giveaway three Le Creuset Quince pieces! I know you all love that! So, what three pieces would be up for grabs in the giveaway?

So, wanna know how I can win this fun giveaway? Well, all you have to do it “like” my picture on Pinterest! That’s it! It couldn’t be easier. Click the heart graphic on my Pinterest picture on the Williams-Sonoma page and show your love!


Frozen Cherry Crisp

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 12 ounce bags frozen cherries
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
7 tablespoons cubed unsalted butter (cold)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sift together the white whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a medium bowl add frozen cherries, sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the sifted flour. Add to a 3 1/2 quart Le Creuset braiser pan.

In a large bowl add remaining flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix together and add in cubed butter. Using a pastry blender blend in the butter until your topping is the texture of small clumped sand.

Top frozen cherries with oat crust and bake until the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.


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30 Responses to “Frozen Cherry Crisp”

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    Joanne — February 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Cherries are my favorite fruit!! I love them in all applications but especially in pies/crumbles/crisps/slumps/etc. This looks awesome to me!!

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:02 am

      I could have probably eaten this whole thing by myself….haha. I’m such a sucker for a warm crisp.

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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — February 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Gorgeous! Good luck with the contest!

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:03 am

      Thank you Carrie!

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    katie — February 21, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Oh I love cherry crisps! I too was the same way you were never a fan of cherries. It wasn’t until the last few years I’ve started embracing fresh/frozen cherries! Your picture is gorgeous (p.s. the pin links aren’t working for me)!

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:04 am

      Gah! I don’t know why the links are working. Hope they are up and working now!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 21, 2013 at 9:41 am


    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:04 am

      Hahaha thanks!

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    Joyti — February 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Such a nice way to get a little shot of summer in winter….the crisp looks delicious.
    Oh, and I completely understand your perspective on cherries – I only recently started liking them myself, because my taste was so tainted by horrible “cherry flavored” items…I forgot how delicious the real thing is (are?).

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:05 am

      Agreed! Whoever invented “cherry flavored” products have obviously never tasted a cherry…haha.

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    rebecca — February 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    looks delicious can I have mine with custard

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:06 am

      Thanks! Custard on top sounds great!

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    Jamie — February 22, 2013 at 8:12 am

    i love anything cherry! Cherry pie was always one of my favorites

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:06 am

      I love cherry pie now that I know what it tastes like with real cherries. So tasty!

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    grace — February 22, 2013 at 8:28 am

    the difference between desserts made with fresh cherries and canned cherry pie filling is astronomical. :)

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      Agreed! That canned stuff is not even close to the real thing!

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    Natalie — February 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

    What a great crisp recipe, I’ve never tried it with cherries before.

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      It’s so tasty! I love it made with blueberries too!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Oh girl, this is extremely innovative! Hope you win!!

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      Thank you! I hope I win too :) I would love to giveaway some Le Creuset!

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    Shannon — February 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

    haha, yes, cherry pie filling is nowhere close to real cherries :) this looks amazing, especially when served in le creuset!

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      Thank you! I love this new color…it’s so pretty!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This looks delightful.

    • Brandy replied: — February 22nd, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

      Thank you! It was very tasty :)

  13. #
    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — February 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Any flavor of crisps are my favorite! Cherry is pretty awesome though.

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — February 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I absolutely love cherries! Tart (or sour) cherries are my favorite – and I honestly looked at a bag in our freezer this morning thinking that I should make cherry crisp. Your recipe is perfectly timed.

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    Julie — February 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    looks delicious I liked on pinterest 321gem
    good luck

  16. #
    teresa — February 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    what a gorgeous dessert! i don’t bake with cherries near enough, this looks wonderful!

  17. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Where was this recipe when I needed a delicious sweet breakfast this morning?? Oh well, guess I’ll have to wait til tomorrow. :) YUM!

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    nunu — March 8, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Love this recipe! Do you think it hurt the texture and taste if it were frozen? It would take me a long time to finish this delish dish.

    Enjoyed looking at your site. Good luck!!

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