Easy 15 minute Cherry Crumbles

It’s ch-eeeerrrryyyy season! At least here it is. I wait all year long for this time of the year, when all my favourite fruits are in season: peaches, cherries and litchis.
Yay!
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So, a word about crumbles : I’m scared to death of making them. Everytime I do a streusel topping on muffins or something, I BURN it. It’s horrible,really. I mean, I keep waiting for the top to turn golden brown and when it does I poke a toothpick through the center of the muffins and- it’s uncooked.
And guess what happens by the time they finally cook? The top burns.
I cry.IMG_1407
But with this recipe it’s not like that! It’s got no batter on the bottom, just fruit.SO once the top is golden brown, GET IT OUT OF THE OVEN.
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CHERRY CRUMBLE:
serves 2-3 generously

1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats(quick will do as will old-fashioned but no instant)
1/2 cup brown or raw sugar
2 tbsp. cold butter
pinch salt, omit if using salted butter

2 cups pitted sliced cherries
2 tbsp. white sugar(see note)
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 150 C.
Toss together the flour, oats, salt and sugar. Work in the butter till a crumbly texture is reached. it should be well combined.

Now mix together the cherries, lemon juice and sugar.Add this to a couple of ramekins or a larger deeper oven-safe bowl like I did. Add streusel on top.BE GENEROUS, I’M WATCHING YOU.
Bake for 8 mins or till golden brown. WATCH IT! serve warm with vanilla ice-cream.

Note: My cherries weren’t particularly flavourful.If that’s the chase with you, then soak the cherries in 1/4 cup of cherry liquer for half an hour or so with 2-3 tbsp of caster sugar. if they are tart, so the same but omit the liquer and add a little more sugar. You can also try this if you think the crumble needs a little boost.

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4 thoughts on “Easy 15 minute Cherry Crumbles

  1. I LOVE cherries. Definitely giving this a try once they come out over here!

  2. This looks amazing!

  3. Ooh, I love cherries! Will have to try this! They’ve been on sale here lately in our stores. Thanks! 🙂

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