Recipe For Cooking Bing Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Crumble
Toaster Oven Desserts :: Crisps, Tarts and Crumbles
Bing Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Crumble
1 1/2 lb. fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted
1 C. apple juice
3/4 C. flour
1 C. sugar, divided
1/4 C. firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 C. walnuts, toasted and chopped*
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces (1 stick)
1/2 C. old-fashioned (not quick-cooking) oatmeal, uncooked
1/3 C. cornstarch
Pin. of salt
1/4 tea. almond extract or flavoring
Preheat oven to 350º. Place the cherries in a bowl and pour the apple juice over them. Set aside 1 hr..
In a lrg. mixing bowl, stir together the flour, 1/4 C. of the sugar, the brown sugar and the chopped nuts in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or rub it in with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oatmeal. Set aside.
Strain apple juice from cherries and place in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan. Stir in the remaining 3/4 C. sugar, the cornstarch and the salt. Cook over med.-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cherries and almond extract or flavoring. Spoon the mixture into a deep 1 1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle crumble topping over the cherries.
Bake 35 to 40 min., until the crumble is bubbly at the edges and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
* To toast nuts, spread on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 5 to 8 min. or until brown. Or heat in a dry skillet over med. heat until they start to brown. Stir occasionally. Be careful not to burn.
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 3 1/2 fat