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Fresh Cherry and Pecan Crumble

June 18, 2010

Although it is too hot to be baking I had to make something with beautiful fresh cherries.  Usually it would be a cherry pie but I decided to put my “toaster oven” outside because even with the air conditioning “On” it cannot keep up with the 100 + degree heat.  I must say that was brilliant.  A pie would not fit properly and I was not really sure the temperature controls are spot on.  This was perfect.  Now I will continue to bake this summer, I may even try cookies.  Will post more “toaster oven” experiments.  Make some for breakfast too.

Fresh Cherry and Pecan Crumble


  • 4 C. Cherries (washed and pitted)
  • 3/4 C. Water
  • 3/4 C. Sugar
  • 2 1/2 T. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 C. Half and Half (or Heavy Cream)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray ramekins with baking spray or lightly butter the bottoms and sides
  3. In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, water, sugar and cornstarch
  4. Stir to blend and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  5. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently
  6. Divide the cherry mixture equally and put in the ramekins
  7. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the top of the cherry mixture in the ramekins (Topping recipe below)
  8. Put the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes
  9. Serve with heavy cream or half and half (just frothed, not whipped)


For the Topping

Ingredients and Preparation

  • 4 T. Unsalted Butter (cut in pieces)
  • 1/3 C. Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 t. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 C. Pecans (roughly chopped)

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and sprinkle over each of the filled ramekins


(Serves 4-6)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2010 21:25

    This looks really great!

    • June 20, 2010 02:15

      Thank you for looking. It is delicious and so simple. Can also use any other berries and fruits. Enjoy

  2. June 28, 2010 19:08

    They were delicious, try them.


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