Cherry crumble squares

    55 min

    Tinned cherry fruit filling is deliciously sandwiched between two crunchy, oaty layers. You can substitute apple fruit filling and sprinkle a little extra cinnamon over the top if you like for another take on this easy recipe!

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    Serves: 9 

    • 80g porridge oats
    • 125g plain flour
    • 200g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 110g butter
    • 1 1/2 (410g) tins cherry fruit filling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, dark brown soft sugar and cinnamon. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    3. Sprinkle one half of crumb mixture in the bottom of a 23cm square baking dish. Cover with cherry filling. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over filling.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Cut into squares and serve warm.

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    Very good! I basically just used the crisp topping in this recipe, using all whole-wheat pastry flour for the white. It was delicious! I hate canned cherry pie filling, so instead, I used one 16 oz. bag of frozen sweet dark cherries from Trader Joe's, and one can of sour pie cherries. I poured the juice from the can in because I like juicy crisp desserts. I added no additional sugar. Put the crisp all on top and used the same size pan called for in the recipe. It was perfect!  -  10 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good overall flavor (I used blueberry filling). I will, however, have to play with the recipe. When I think of "crunch", I like it all to be crunchy. The layer on the bottom got too soft for my taste. Next time I'll put it all on top. Also, I won't use rolled oats again, the texture wasn't right. I'll use the quick oats next time.  -  31 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good and very simple to make. I added a splash of almond extract to give it a boost of cheery flavor. I also didn't make the bottom layer with the oat mixture. I used it all on top. Definately a keeper...great for when unexpected company arrives!  -  09 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)