Individual Cherry Almond Crisps are a delicious seasonal summer recipe made with fresh pitted cherries topped with a buttery crisp topping. This delicious dessert recipe comes together in one hours time. Don't forget the ice cream to serve on top of this flavorful dessert crisp!
To make the crisp topping, in a large bowl, add the ½ cup flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ 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. Once you have coarse crumbs add the sliced almonds.
For Cherry Filling
Rinse your cherries, and begin to remove the pits.
Once the seeds have been removed from the cherries its time to add ¼ 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.
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.
Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the crisp topping is golden brown.
Serve the cherry almond crisps warm or at room temperature. Top with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.
Simplify cutting butter by using a KitchenAid Stand Mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.