Pies & Tarts Skillet Cherry Crisp 5 from 7 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe Incredibly jammy with sweet cherries and a lovely crisp topping that begs for some vanilla ice cream — you have to try my Skillet Cherry Crisp recipe! By Gemma Stafford | July 18, 2020 | 10 Last updated on July 19, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! One of the things I love most about making crisps is how purely simple they are to make and how homey they make me feel. Another reason I love making crisps is that I can finally use all that lovely in-season fruit, like in my Skillet Cherry Crisp recipe! When cooking, cherries lose some of their lovely tartness and become incredibly jammy and sweet, but there are a few secrets to creating the absolute best cherry crisp. In my cherry crisp recipe (which is baked all in the same pan, so easy clean-up!) calls for almond extract, which really adds depth to the flavor of the cherries, and my crunchy rolled oat topping balances the sweetness out. Serve this warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect after-dinner treat. Or enjoy it for breakfast with a cup of hot coffee. What? It’s fruit and oats, how is that not breakfast? What is Skillet Cherry Crisp? My Skillet Cherry Crisp recipe is a traditional crisp, which means it includes whole oats. And while you can make a crisp out of many fruits (like my Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp or my Peach and Blueberry Crisp), this recipe calls for cherries. On top of that, this one is cooked in an oven-safe skillet, which means you go directly from cooking your cherry mixture on your stovetop to covering it directly with your topping and popping it in the oven to bake. What You Need To Make Skillet Cherry Crisp Measuring Cups and Spoons Bowls An Oven-Safe Skillet. (Don’t worry if you don’t have one! You can transfer the cooked cherries to a baking dish to finish the recipe.) How To Make Skillet Cherry Crisp This recipe is a cinch to make, which means it’s perfect for a weeknight dessert. Here’s what you’ll do (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below):: To make the topping, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter into a bowl. When it is well combined, it should look crumbly. In an oven-safe skillet, combine the pitted cherries, sugar, apples, cornstarch, and salt and cook over medium heat. When the mixture bubbles and thickens, which should take 5 to 6 minutes, stir in the almond extract. Remove from heat, sprinkle on your topping, and bake in a 375°F (190°C) preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips for Making Skillet Cherry Crisp Defrosted frozen cherries will work just as well as fresh! Once again, don’t worry if you don’t have an oven-safe skillet! Move your cooked cherries out a skillet and into a baking dish that can go into the oven. Cherries and almonds complement each other perfectly — so go nuts! Add 1/2 cup of chopped almonds to your topping mixture Do not skip out on the almond extract! Use salted butter to add more depth to your flavor. How Do I Store Skillet Cherry Crisp? Any leftover cherry crisp can be kept in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. It’s still delicious when it is chilled, but you can reheat leftovers in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes, or microwave single servings until warmed, usually around 30-40 seconds. Make More Crisps and Cobblers Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Peach and Blueberry Crisp Best-Ever Peach Cobbler And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook! Full (and printable) recipe below! Try These Recipes! Budget Baking: $7 Homemade Pumpkin Pie Vs. Store BoughtCranberry Orange Crumb TartChocolate Swirl Pumpkin PieWarm Chai Pumpkin Pie Skillet Cherry Crisp 5 from 7 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 6 people Dessert Fruit Oven Prep Time 30 minsCook Time 40 mins Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 6 people Ingredients 1 cup (3oz/85g) rolled oats2/3 cup (3 ½ oz/94g) flour½ cup (3oz/85g) brown sugar½ teaspoon salt1/2 cup (4oz/115g) butter, softened and diced5 cups (25oz/710g) pitted cherries1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar2 small granny smith apples, peeled and grated 2 tablespoons cornstarch½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon almond extract Instructions Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).In a bowl, make the topping: combine oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and butter until well combined and crumbly looking.In an ovensafe skillet over medium heat, combine cherries, sugar, apples, cornstarch and salt.Cook until mixture bubbles and thickens, about 5 or 6 minutes. Stir in almond extract.Remove from heat, sprinkle topping over the cherries and place in the oven.Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.