Dark Sweet Cherry Crisp

  • Author: Alicia Calvo, MPH, RDN, CDCES, CEDRD
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x


The crumbly, toasted oats over the warm dark sweet cherries and served with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream makes a wonderful dessert.  The cherries are rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and cancer fighting and anit-inflammatory properties.  This crisp can be prepared the day before and warmed before serving.




  • 7 cups pitted, frozen dark sweet cherries
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 cup raw oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix cherries with sugar flour vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Place mixture in a 9 inch X 13 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. In a bowl, combine oatmeal, flour brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and butter.
  5. Stir with a fork or mix with hand until mixture is crumbly.
  6. Sprinkle over cherry mixture.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until the crumble is lightly brown.
  8. Serve warm with low fat frozen vanilla yogurt, light ice cram or light whipped topping. Bon Appétit!                               


Serving size:  ¾ cup

Calories:  300

Fat: 18 g

Carbohydrate:  43 g

Protein:  2 g

Dietary Equivalents:  1 starch, 1 fruit, 2 fats