Handsome John's nutty cherry oat crumble

Handsome John's nutty cherry oat crumble


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About this recipe: Juicy, crunchy and not too sweet. This cherry and oat crumble is ideal as a warming dessert during the colder months and is delightful served warm with a little vanilla ice cream.

pleesmith London, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 2 (400g) tins tart red cherries in light syrup
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 45g cornflour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 95g plain flour
  • 55g brown sugar
  • 65g oats
  • 60g chopped hazelnuts
  • 30g chopped almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease an ovenproof pie dish or tart tin.
  2. Drain the cherries, reserving 250ml of syrup.
  3. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium low heat combine 150g of the granulated sugar, cornflour and salt and slowly mix in the reserved cherry syrup, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick and bubbling.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in cherries, almond extract and remaining granulated sugar. Pour the cherry mixture into the prepared pie dish or tart tin.
  5. In a dry bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, oats, nuts and cinnamon. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the cherries.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until the crumble top is golden brown and the filling is piping hot.
  7. Serve warm with a smile.

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I haven't tried this recipe yet, but, if nothing else, your serving suggestion ("serve with a smile") definitely makes it a great one! - 23 Jan 2016

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