This dessert is great served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter or margarine in a large saucepan. Remove pan from heat; stir in oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt until a dry, crumbly dough forms. Press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of 9 inch square pan, making a firm even layer.

  • Spread cherry pie filling in the crust, and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

189.2 calories; 1.9 g protein; 31.8 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 76.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (119)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2004
This recipe saved some cherries quickly nearing the end of their lifespan from being wasted. Even in my non-cherry-loving household this was a hit. I also used fresh cherries about 2 cups combined with 2/3 c. sugar and about 1 T. flour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2007
This was too floury for me. I like a sweet crumble and decided it would be great if you halved the flour and used more butter and/or sugars. Read More
(59)
151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2004
This recipe saved some cherries quickly nearing the end of their lifespan from being wasted. Even in my non-cherry-loving household this was a hit. I also used fresh cherries about 2 cups combined with 2/3 c. sugar and about 1 T. flour. Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2004
We have a couple cherry trees on our property and this year they were loaded with big tart cherries. After baking 4 pies and a cobbler this week I was looking for something new. This recipe is fantastic! I substituted the canned cherry pie filling for 2 cups of pitted fresh cherries with 3/4 C. sugar and 1 T. flour stirred in. Then I used a slotted spoon to ladel the cherries over the crumb mixture to avoid getting something too sloppy. It turned out perfect. Fast and easy enough that my 4 yr. old daughter could even help. This one's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2007
This was too floury for me. I like a sweet crumble and decided it would be great if you halved the flour and used more butter and/or sugars. Read More
(59)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
Would you believe I made this recipe with fresh peaches?!? It turned out great! Sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon on the peaches first. Homemade dessert VERY fast! I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
I just tried this with great results. I made the following alterations: I used a refrigerated pie crust for the bottom crust in a 9inch pie plate. I used two cans of cherry filling (one lite and one no sugar). For the crumble I used whole wheat pastry flour and put all of it on top of the cherries. Baked for about the recommended amount of time. It's very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2004
Outstanding dessert! I stirred in a teaspoon of almond flavoring to the cherries and sprinkled a handful of sliced almonds with the crumb mixture before topping the cherries. Thanks Debbie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
I didn't think anything could be better than my cherry crisp recipe until I tried this one. It adds more of the delicious topping to the bottom. What a wonderful idea. We really enjoyed it warm with ice cream or milk. I'll be using this recipe from now on. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2005
This was good and very easy. I'd add some pecans or some other chopped nut to the crumb mixture to give it a little more crunch next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
This was very good! The only thing I did different was add a little bit more brown sugar so it wouldn't be too doughy. Turned out really good my family loved it!!! We had it with some vanilla icecream so it was just wonderful!! Read More
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