- 2½ pounds cherries a mix of sweet black cherries and Rainier cherries
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup rolled oats
- 1 stick cold butter diced into small cubes
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¼ cup turbinado sugar
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream optional
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter a deep 9x13 baking dish (or use 11x14 baking dish)
Prepare the cherries:
Wash the cherries and remove the stems.
Remove and discard the pits from the cherries. Tear half of the cherries and leave the remaining half whole.
Transfer the cherries to a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice and vanilla extract.
Prepare the filling:
In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Pour over the cherries and toss to coat.
Transfer the cherries to the buttered baking dish and arrange them into an even layer.
Prepare the topping:
In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, and oats. Add the diced, cold butter and use your hands to blend it into the mixture until a sandy, crumbly mixture forms.
Caramelize the turbinado sugar:
Remove the crumble from the oven and turn on the broiler. Spoon the melted butter all over the crumble. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the melted butter.
Transfer to the broiler for 3-6 minutes. Watch it closely so that the butter does not burn! Once the sugar is golden brown and melted, remove it from the oven and let cool.
Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg