Phew! It’s been quite a couple weeks between travel, work, and intermittent periods of shamelessly watching every version or revision of Pride & Prejudice on film that exists (I have a problem, I know…). But I’m finally back in the kitchen and baking up some fun with cherries in the form of the easiest baked dessert known to man – the crumble. So here you are: a Cherry Crumble with Honey and Oats!
Like I said: Easiest. Dessert. Ever. Crumble is like the soup of desserts… Just toss the fruit from the fridge into a dish with some sweeteners, mix it together, sprinkle on a little topping, pop it into the oven, and hope for the best. It’s pretty hard to go wrong, because it comes out a crowd pleaser almost every time. This is also a really great option when you’re in need of a make-ahead dessert. Not only does it hold up well as leftovers, but you can always just mix up the filling and topping separately and store in the fridge until you’re ready to pop it in the oven on the night-of to bake while you focus on the rest of the meal. For my crumble I used sweet cherries, so I didn’t need nearly as much sugar in the filling as most crumble recipes use. Instead, I opted for a little honey, relying on the crumb topping and a scoop of ice cream to bring the sugary punch. I also used some cognac to give an extra layer of flavor that I loved, but can be easily skipped. Just have fun and don’t be afraid to toss in some other fruits as well if you’re short on cherries because you couldn’t stop yourself from snacking on a few during a marathon viewing of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries (ahem… you know, for instance…).