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Easy Cherry Crumble

If you're like me, you're still clinging to summer before we switch to fall and you aren't ready to give up the long days and the amazing produce. This easy cherry crumble is a way to celebrate the last of summer's sweet fruits.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 439kcal


  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Metal straw or cherry pitter


Cherry filling:

  • pounds cherries a mix of sweet black cherries and Rainier cherries
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Crumble topping:

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1 stick cold butter diced into small cubes
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar

For serving:

  • 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.

    Bake the crumble:

    • Pour the topping over the cherries and use your spoon to smooth it into an even layer. Transfer to the oven for 45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

    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.

    To serve:

    • Serve the crumble with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


    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