Cobblers, Crisps, Crumbles

Cherry Breakfast Crumble

Every now and then, after you try a new recipe,  you say to yourself (and hopefully it’s not in your outside voice), why didn’t I think of this before?

Truly, the simplicity here is sheer brilliance.

Fruit baked with a homemade granola. Simple. Yet…….brilliant.

For breakfast, you could dress it up with yogurt. For dessert, a shot of whipped cream would be apropos.

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Me? I skipped both of those suggestions and ate a big bowlful sans accompaniment après workout.

I felt very virtuous afterwards.

Oh, make no mistake…..the nachos, hot wings and cookies I ate while watching football on Sunday clearly negated any health benefits I may have reaped from said bowlful.

Cherry Breakfast Crumble – adapted from serious eats

3 cups pitted cherries
1/4 cup granulated sugar (next time I’ll use brown sugar)
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced, plus more for greasing baking dish.
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 9-inch baking dish. Pour cherries into prepared baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, oats and flour. Use your fingers to rub butter into the mixture until it has the texture of wet sand. Spread oat mixture over top of cherries. Bake until golden, about 60 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve warm. Add a garnish of Greek yogurt, if desired.
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