For some reason, I’ve have lost interest in most desserts.  I eat ice cream and the occasional piece of chocolate but cupcakes, cookies, pies- nothing has really called out to me.

Until I started getting summer fruits.  I actually made this before I made the peach cobbler (M was severely disappointed in this dish- he wanted a cherry cobbler) but for me, this was close to one of the best things I have made all summer.

The sweet cherries gave me the ability to add less sugar than I normally would and helped to keep the calorie count down (although these were still kind of high but not too terribly bad.)  I love summer fruits- they make everything taste better!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Summer Cherry Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
  • Filling:
  • 3-4 cups sweet cherries, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sucanat
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine filling ingredients slightly mashing the cherries and combing the flour and maple syrup. Divide into two 4" ramekins.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the dry topping ingredients and stir in the melted butter until everything is well combined. Divide the topping over each ramekin.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until topping is golden and the cherry filling is bubbly. Serve while still warm.