Fresh Cherry Crisp Recipe

This Fresh Cherry Crisp Recipe is a healthy and delicious dessert that screams summer! You won’t believe how easy it is to throw this crisp together in no time. Grab your cherries, orange juice, oats, and a little bit of butter and you’re ready to make this healthy cherry crisp recipe!

Cherry crisp in a bowl

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s Linley here. Lee and I are sitting at Parallel Coffee in Minneapolis (it’s a newer coffee shop in the cities and it’s a MUST try). After a great workout, we spent the morning in the kitchen shooting fall recipes. We are always a season ahead on our content calendar, so we’re already diving into casseroles and game-day dips for the fall. GET EXCITED.

Emily is on vaycay and whenever one of the three of us is out of town, we shift what our week looks like. Our jobs are ever changing and morphing and this week is heavy on testing recipes and recipe planning for the fall and the winter. We get the question “how do you think of your recipes?” all the time.

Most of the time, we sit down and brainstorm general recipes that we have been dreaming about, place them in the content calendar about 1-2 months in advance, optimize titles for SEO, and then test them. We’ve really gotten it down to a science. However, on days like yesterday, we get inspired by one ingredient in the kitchen. Amazing things can happen when we get in a groove.

We had planned to test and shoot four planned recipes and then remembered we had some gorgeous cherries sitting in the fridge. Thus, this cherry crisp recipe was born. It just felt right. Our job rocks because we always have wiggle room for recipes! We also had some leftover veggies and chicken and came up with a super fun one-pan chicken dinner recipe (recipe coming soon). Days where we get dooooown in the kitchen are my absolute favorite. Now, more about this beautiful crisp.

Cherry crisp in a casserole dish

Everyone has their favorite fruit crisp recipe. My mom’s rhubarb crisp will always be my favorite crisp recipe. What makes a good crisp? A good balance of natural fruit with the crunch of a crumble topping are two of my must-haves in a crisp. We are all about balance here on Fit Foodie Finds. Especially, when it comes to desserts.

We used butter (YES, butter) for our crumble topping. It really gives it the old fashion flavor that we are always looking for in a crisp. If you’d like to use coconut oil, please do! When we are feeling a little coconut flavor, we sub it out too!

We also don’t ever use anything canned for our fruit filling and we stayed away from adding any sweeteners to the cherries themselves (they just didn’t need it). That’s it. After you pit your cherries, make your crumble, and layer them together. You’re all set! It’s a perfect recipe for those of you looking for a light and easy dessert this summer.

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Fresh Cherry Crisp Recipe

This Fresh Cherry Crisp Recipe is a healthy and delicious dessert that screams summer! You won’t believe how easy it is to throw this crisp together in no time. Grab your cherries, orange juice, oats, and a little bit of butter and you’re ready to make this healthy cherry crisp recipe!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6-8 1x

Ingredients

Cherry Filling

  • 4 cups pitted Bing cherries, halved
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (option to sub water or lemon juice)

Crisp Topping

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (any kind of flour will work!)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (option to use coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (option to use coconut oil or half and half)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a cake pan (or any casserole dish) with nonstick cooking spray. We used a casserole dish.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, toss cherries with 2 tablespoons of flour and orange juice. Pour into the casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Next, in a separate bowl, mix together all of the crumble ingredients. Use a fork (or your hands) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it forms little crumbles. Evenly spread crumble topping over the cherries in the casserole dish.
  4. Place in the oven and bake at 375ºF for 30 minutes or until the filling begins to bubble and the crumble topping begins to brown.

Notes

  • Nutrition is for 8 servings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 22
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 4
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