Apple and Cherry Crisp

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Apple Cherry Crisp Recipe

This easy and quick to prepare apple and cherry crisp recipe is a great dessert to make when you need something to completely fill you up after supper. It is a really good comfort food that always goes down well.

apple and cherry crumble recipe


Serve up with some whipped cream, custard or even clotted cream if you can get it.

Apple and cherry crumble topping

Where I come from, we would call this an apple and cherry crumble, although a crumble topping would not normally be made with rolled oats. This is a little bit contradictory to the apple crisp description on Wikipedia.

crumble topping


But nevermind, because in this recipe I added rolled oats to the topping I called it a ‘crisp’ instead to differentiate. It seems to suit quite well, as the topping is indeed crispier than a normal crumble, with just flour, butter and sugar, would be.

cobbler topping


I think the flaked almonds on the topping also give a nice crunchy crisp feel to it.

You could always use a traditional crumble topping with just flour, sugar and butter, but you would have less crunchy bits to chew on!


cherry apple crumble
Apple and Cherry Crisp


Which fruit to use in an apple and cherry crumble?

I used Cripps Red, or Joya apples in this crisp recipe. These are also sometimes known as Sundowner apples. But really I do not think it matters too much, when you are making a pie or crumble what type of apple you use, as long as it does not go all mushy.

cherry apple crisp


The topping will compensate normally if you have an apple that is too tart, as it contains a lot of sugar and butter.

If I use cooking apples, I will tend to saute them a little in a pan with some sugar and cinnamon, like in my apple and cherry pie recipe, before putting them in the pie dish.

cherry cobbler crisp


But these eating apples, just like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, were fine to put straight into the baking dish without pre-cooking, making preparation a lot quicker and easier.

For the cherries, I used some frozen dark sweet cherries that had been de-seeded (you really do not want to bit into a hard cherry seed while you are eating this, believe me!). But you could use fresh if you prefer, but you will have to deseed them yourself (more work!)

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I hope you enjoy making this recipe and look forward to hearing any feedback below!

How to make a tasty apple cherry crisp dessert

Apple and Cherry Crisp

apple cherry crumble

This apple and cherry crisp recipe is an easier alternative to making a pie. Just like a crumble but made with rolled oats and with some nutty flaked almonds on the top!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • 4 apples, peeled and cubed
  • 150g Dark sweet pitted cherries (I used frozen ones)
  • 3 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 120g plain or all-purpose flour
  • 120g rolled oats
  • 200g dark soft brown sugar
  • 120g salted butter, softened and cut into small blocks
  • 25g flaked almonds


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
  2. Start by peeling and chopping the apples. Add to your baking dish together with the cherries. Sprinkle with the caster sugar and the half teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir together to mix well.
  3. In a large bowl add the flour and oats. Then add the butter and mix together by hand until you have a crumbly mix and all the butter has made little balls with the flour. Then add the brown sugar and mix again well by hand, until the mixture has been evenly mixed.
  4. Add the topping to the apples and cherries and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top.
  5. Put in the oven for 50-60 minutes (may depend on your oven) or until the topping has turned a darker brown, or the almonds have browned.


Serve up with some whipped cream, custard, or some vanilla ice cream.


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