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Cherry Crumble

Categories: Big-Batch Meals, Entertaining, Kid-friendly, Sweet, Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Cherries are just one fruit you can use in this deliciously versatile dessert.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 35M

Serves: Serves 6


  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, cut into 1/2in (1cm) cubes
  • 11/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the filling

  • 11/4lb (550g) ripe cherries, pitted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple juice
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour and ground almonds with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Place the cherries in a 11/2 quart (2 liter) dish and sprinkle with the sugar and apple juice. Scatter the crumble mixture over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the crumble to cool completely, then wrap in foil, and freeze.
  2. To serve, defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat uncovered in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for 25 minutes or until bubbly-hot.
  • Instead of cherries, use the same quantity of chopped apples, soft stone fruit, or berries.
  • Cheat...Use three 15oz (425g) cans of cherries, or 1lb frozen pitted cherries, thawed.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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