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Cherry Almond Crisp + Le Creuset Giveaway

Cherry Almond Crisp

A few weeks ago I received these gorgeous Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte. I immediately knew I wanted to make a cobbler, a crisp, individual pot pies, chocolate lava cakes, and well you get it… the list could go on and on. These are not only attractive but set the mood for any meal! They are safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler, and even better… the dishwasher! I also love that (like most Le Creuset items) these are nonstick thanks to the glazed interior so you can easily remove food from them making it super easy and quick to cleanup!

Cherry Almond CrispsThe other week, we had about 4 cups of cherries that were close to the end of their life span. My husband wouldn’t eat them since they had gotten a little too ripe for his liking. I promised him I would make a cherry crisp with them since I absolutely hate to waste any food! I had also told my neighbor about my aspirations to make a crisp with the cherries–she was on board!

Cherry Almond Crisps

That same evening I invited my neighbor over for dinner and made these cherry almond crisps for dessert. Let’s just say that these are like heaven in a little crock. My neighbor declared that out of all the amazing desserts I’ve mader her she felt that these by far were the best thing she had ever consumed from our home. That’s a pretty big compliment in my opinion. I too, loved these crisps. So much that I indulged the following day in the fourth crisp. It was just as good as the day before. Simply amazing. Ree created an amazing recipe that we loved and I know you’ll love just as much!

cherry almond crisp

Now, let’s talk about today’s fabulous giveaway. One lucky reader will win a set of 4 Le Creuset Mini Round Cocottes. Please fill out the rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Giveaway closes on Friday, August 17th at 12:01 am.

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Adapted from: The Pioneer Women

Cherry Almond Crisp + Giveaway

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 stick cold butter, salted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Cooking Spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the crisp topping, in a large bowl, add the 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and dash of nutmeg. Cut the cold butter into pieces and add the butter to the bowl. Using a fork cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs. *I like to do this part in my KitchenAid mixer using the paddle attachment on low. It takes half the time and way less elbow grease! Once you have coarse crumbs add the sliced almonds.
  3. Rinse your cherries, and pit them. *I use the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter and it works like a gem! Once the seeds have been removed from the cherries its time to add 1/4 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon almond extract to the cherries. Mix well until every cherry is coated with cornstarch/sugar mixture.
  4. Spray ramekins with cooking spray and begin adding about 1 cup cherry mixture to each ramekin followed by crisp topping. It will look like your ramekins are overflowing; however, they will reduce in size once they begin to cook.
  5. Place the ramekins in the oven, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the crisp topping is golden brown.
  6. Serve the cherry almond crisps warm or at room temperature. Top with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Notes

*when cooking with small ramekins I always place the ramekins on one large baking sheet making it easier to remove from the oven.

http://www.katiescucina.com/2012/08/cherry-almond-crisp-giveaway/

Disclaimer: I received 4  Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte, and 1 reader will receive 4 as well per entry qualifications. I was not compensated to write this post and as always all opinions are always my own. This post contains affiliate links in it.

   

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75 Responses to “Cherry Almond Crisp + Le Creuset Giveaway”

  1. EmJen posted on August 6, 2012 at 9:58 am (#)

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try!

  2. EmJen posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 am (#)

    I want the red Le Creuset 1 3/4 Quart Rectangular Dish. I have the rest of the set but have somehow missed the most standard size pan!

  3. Steph posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:05 am (#)

    What a delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try. Would love to win these! Adorable!

  4. Erin B posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 am (#)

    The griddle/grill looks pretty nifty!

  5. Jess posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:17 am (#)

    This post makes me yearn for fall. Why must I live in FL where fall comes so late and only stays for a little while.

  6. Meli (Blush + Jelly) posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am (#)

    I love all of Le Crueset’s products but would really love an Oval French Oven in red!

    And that cherry almond crisp looks amazing! I just bought some cherries from the farmer’s market and might have to give this recipe a try.

  7. kristy @ the wicked noodle posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:46 am (#)

    There’s nothing like fresh cherries. And a cherry crisp sounds even better! Love your photography.

  8. LaVonne posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:51 am (#)

    I would love several products…but first, the bakeware! in Yellow! 🙂

  9. JulieD posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:09 am (#)

    These are so cute. I love these little cherry almond crisps, Katie!!

  10. Lacey - Small Town Cookie posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:17 am (#)

    I don’t usually cook with cherries because I prefer them fresh, but these look like they are worth a try.

  11. Lacey - Small Town Cookie posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:22 am (#)

    I would like to own the Heritage Bean Pot.

  12. Terri Truscello Miller posted on August 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm (#)

    Very cute! Love the little cocottes. I would love an Oval French Oven in Marseille Blue

  13. LaTanya posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm (#)

    Heritage 4 qt. Oval Casserole

  14. Amanda posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm (#)

    Those are adorable! I’m obsessed with any red kitchen items.

  15. MaryB posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm (#)

    I have been wanting the 3.5 qt. braiser for ages, as well as the small cocottes.

  16. carolyn - homework posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#)

    I’m swooning – Le Creuset- omg! I don’t own any and would love a covered casserole dish or large baking dish!

  17. Maria B posted on August 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm (#)

    I have always wanted the 7 1/4 qt. round French oven, preferably in the Caribbean color – it’s just gorgeous.

    Thank you!

  18. Amy (Savory Moments) posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm (#)

    These look so delicious! I adore fresh cherries and this dessert looks perfect for enjoying them when you, like me, buy too many and they start to get too ripe.

  19. Patricia posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm (#)

    This recipe sounds amazing. For some reason this makes me think of fall, even though cherries are a summer fruit – perhaps I am just ready for summer to be over!

  20. Patricia posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm (#)

    Honestly, these tiny little Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte look awesome – I could have so much fun with these.

  21. Renee Richardson posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm (#)

    I would also love the 1 QT. Round French oven in Flame. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  22. Lenore posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm (#)

    I’d love the 4 1/2 quart french oven in “flame” but I have been eyeing these pretty little dishes for awhile now…they are just so darn cute!!

  23. Jennie posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:21 am (#)

    I would love a French Braiser!

  24. Nancy posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:24 am (#)

    I’d love the Indigo 9 Quart French Oven!

  25. Kim B. posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:16 am (#)

    I would LOVE round french oven pot in cobalt blue 🙂

  26. Ashley Bee posted on August 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm (#)

    Wow, I so need a rafflecopter thing for my blog, that’s so neat! And so user-friendly!

    I would love a Le Crueset Dutch Oven. Le sigh, too expensive…

  27. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen posted on August 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm (#)

    Great recipe and giveaway Katie!

  28. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm (#)

    This crisp looks amazing!

  29. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm (#)

    I would love the covered square casserole in Caribbean

  30. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm (#)

    Amazing composition and what a cute cocotte’s 😀

  31. Patrizia posted on August 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#)

    6 pieces set in marseille.

  32. Gina M (crave to save) posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#)

    I would love this — http://cookware.lecreuset.com/cookware/product_Honey-Pot-with-Silicone-Dipper_10151_-1_20002_10220_22558

    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Crave to Save”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  33. The Preppy Student posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    Id like to have a new wok!

  34. Amy L posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm (#)

    I’d like to have the 6 3/4 qt. Oval French Oven, and LOTS of other things, too. I love Le Creuset.

  35. D. McKinney posted on August 8, 2012 at 12:36 am (#)

    I would love to have the 9 qt. round french oven. I have been dying to get around to making New Orleans Style Jumbalaya. This would be perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

  36. Meghan Finley posted on August 8, 2012 at 1:45 am (#)

    I’d love to own a 5 qt. Oval French Oven in Marseille

  37. Evelyn Lopez posted on August 8, 2012 at 3:42 am (#)

    I wouldlove the set f three mini cocottes-any color

  38. theresa n posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:04 am (#)

    The 9″ iron handled skillet would be great.

  39. cw posted on August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am (#)

    I love their teakettles

  40. MommyNamedApril posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#)

    oh, i don’t know which i like better… the crocks or the recipe! YUM! thanks for the chance to win 😀

    • Katie replied on August 9th, 2012 at 6:58 am

      ha ha April… I agree–I love them both equally!

  41. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm (#)

    I would love to win the Heritage Square Bake Set.

  42. Libby posted on August 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm (#)

    I would love to win a big dutch oven!

  43. rust hawk posted on August 9, 2012 at 3:17 am (#)

    I would love to own the 5 qt braiser in cassis.

  44. Lydia Carlson posted on August 9, 2012 at 10:21 am (#)

    the mini crock 4 me ! 🙂 thanks <3 lydia

  45. Heather @ WhineCountryLiving posted on August 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#)

    The oval French oven! I love everything this brand makes so really anything and everything!

  46. Susan posted on August 10, 2012 at 10:32 am (#)

    Prob the oval french oven! All the pieces are lifers and so great.

  47. Jenny Parker posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm (#)

    I don’t own any Le Creuset! I want it all!

  48. Vj M. posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:18 am (#)

    The Batter Bowl Set 🙂

  49. Toyia Hatten posted on August 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I would LOVE to own the 2 3/4 quart soup pot- in cherry!

  50. Karin A posted on August 12, 2012 at 12:01 am (#)

    would love the whistling teakettle

  51. Cindy Bowling posted on August 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm (#)

    I love the skillets.

  52. casey stonecypher posted on August 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm (#)

    I want a 6 qt. Dutch oven in eggplant so bad.

  53. Holly B posted on August 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm (#)

    I’d love to own one of the large skillets. We have a smaller fry pan that’s amazing; it conducts heat so much better than our previous college-era pan.

  54. beth hoppe posted on August 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm (#)

    2 quart round french oven

  55. Lori posted on August 13, 2012 at 12:23 am (#)

    I would love to win the little pots you featured – as you said, not just great for this kind of dessert, but would work for miniature casseroles (e.g. baked ziti) or soup (serving). Also, the classic creme brulee or pot de creme. I have tons of ramekins, but they are never the right size, and these seem perfect, besides that they are Le Creuset (a brand that has never let me down). And too cute with the little handles!

  56. Kristen M. posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:16 am (#)

    I’ve got a 5 1/2 qt. Round French Oven on my wish list.

  57. Lisa posted on August 13, 2012 at 9:18 am (#)

    I *really* want the large Oval French Oven in Marseilles 🙂

  58. Kaitlin posted on August 13, 2012 at 9:36 am (#)

    I’ve always wanted the oval French oven in red. Swoon.

  59. Krista Sackett posted on August 14, 2012 at 9:01 am (#)

    I would love to win the Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte! Everything from Le Creuset is amazing!

  60. Michelle P posted on August 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm (#)

    I would love the 7 1/4 qt. Round French Oven in indigo. Le Creuset is like no other!

  61. Chrissy posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm (#)

    I’ve been eying these little guys for quite some time…and now I’m eying their delicious contents! Looks amazing!

  62. Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles posted on August 16, 2012 at 7:17 am (#)

    Wow those are so adorable and the food inside looks delicious, too! I’d love to have anything from Le Creuset. Just beautiful pieces and unmatched quality! I covet a Dutch Oven or a set of these little Mini Round Cocottes. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. julianne posted on August 16, 2012 at 9:50 am (#)

    i love the baking dishes!

  64. Meig posted on August 16, 2012 at 10:34 am (#)

    I would love to have the dutch oven in flame. I love that color and have been wanting a dutch oven forever!

  65. Kaitlin Boles posted on August 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm (#)

    Love the baking dishes, covered casserole dishes, and the cookware sets!

  66. Randi posted on August 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm (#)

    I would love any of the baking dishes!

  67. Becca posted on August 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm (#)

    I would love to own the ultimate cast iron set in cherry.

  68. Marie posted on August 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm (#)

    The individual Tarte dish are adorable! I would love to own some of those. Thank you for sharing.

  69. michelle w posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm (#)

    love the IRON HANDLE SKILLET

  70. Savannah posted on August 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm (#)

    These look delicious! I’ve been on the fence concerning whether to purchase some of those mini cocottes. Thanks for another excuse. 🙂 I am currently coveting the 7 1/4 quart Round French Oven in Caribbean.

    • Savannah replied on August 16th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Oops. Is “cocotte” the singular and plural?

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