Top-down picture of cherry crisp in a white round serving dish


Of all the sweet treats out there, is anything more heartwarming than a fruit crisp?  It’s got to be the most quintessential North American dessert in existence.  The first time we tasted it was at the family table and it’s forever cemented in our memories.  We are grateful to Kristie Pryor of The Sweet & Simple Kitchen for sharing her cherry crisp recipe that George Washington himself would be fond of.  We recently spoke with Kristie on our podcast (listen here) and enjoyed hearing how she juggles a full time career in sales with her sweet treat blog.  She tells of her love of a great daily workout or hike to balance her sweet tooth and how she believes laughter plays a big roll in her success.  Listen in, you’ll love hearing her story.



Cherry Crisp

One of the best things about an old fashioned fruit crisp is the ease and simplicity of the recipe.  The few ingredients require hardly any time to assemble – It’s a no muss, no fuss dessert.  You’d have to try pretty hard to mess this recipe up and whether it’s for a BBQ, housewarming, dinner party, or just a weeknight treat, it never disappoints.

Of all the variations on this recipe, cherries are our absolute favorite.  It’s probably because of their natural combination of tarty sweetness.   Kristie pairs them with strawberries which we must admit, is spectacular but you could play with any fruit combination you’re feeling in the moment.  Raspberry peach is particularly delicious.  Adjust the sugar to account for the natural sweetness of the fruit your using and enjoy!

For all the details and more INCREDIBLE sweet treats, head over to Kristie’s website The Sweet & Simple Kitchen.  She has an amazing talent for creating simple and approachable recipes with awesomely delicious flavor combinations.


Cherry Crisp
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Yield: 1 pie dish

Cherry Crisp


  1. 3 Cups (heaping) fresh cherries, pitted
  2. 1 Cup (heaping) fresh strawberries, sliced
  3. 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  4. 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/8 tsp ginger
  8. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  9. 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  1. 2/3 Cup flour (all purpose)
  2. 1/2 Cup rolled oats
  3. 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  4. 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1/3 Cup room temp butter (cubed)


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  • Grease a pie dish with butter
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir all of the ingredients for the filling until everything is evenly coated
  • Pour into prepared pie dish
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, oats, salt and cinnamon until combined Add the cubed butter and work it in with your fingers until you have a crumbly mixture
  • Sprinkle over the fruit filling
  • Bake in the bottom third of your oven for about 35-40 minutes (until topping is golden and the cherry filling is bubbling around the edges)
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy



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