Cherry Nut Crisp

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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans pitted tart cherries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional

Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter or margarine

Instructions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use).
  2. In a bowl, combine cherries, sugar, tapioca, extract, salt, food coloring if desired and remaining juice; set aside for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, combine crust ingredients. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a greased 9-inch square baking dish; set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine first 4 topping ingredients; cut in butter until mixture resembled coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir cherry mixture; pour into crust Sprinkle with topping.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden.

Yield: 9 servings

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/22/01 6:53:38 am.