Cherry Crumble – Erren’s Kitchen

There’s nothing like a warm, freshly-baked cherry crumble. The sweet, tart cherries and the crunchy topping create a truly delicious dessert.

a Cherry Crumble topped with fresh cherries

The best thing about cherry crumble is that it’s so easy to make! You don’t need to be a master baker to whip up a batch of this scrumptious dessert. Just follow this simple recipe, and you’ll be enjoying cherry crumble in no time.

Why This Recipe Works

  • A combination of white sugar and brown sugar in the topping gives a delicious caramel-like flavor while keeping it from being too heavy or sweet.
  • Fresh or frozen cherries instead of jarred or canned ensure that your crumble will be packed with natural flavor.
  • Using jam makes the filling effortless without the need for thickeners.
  • A touch of cinnamon gives the cherry crumble a lovely spiced flavor that takes it to the next level.
Cherry Crumble with a portion removed showing the filling and two spoons in the dish

Many fruit desserts take hours to make and require complicated steps. This easy recipe is effortless to prepare and only requires a few simple ingredients. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream or homemade whipped cream for a dessert that everyone will devour.

Ingredient Notes

cherries, oats, brown and white sugar, cinnamon and cherry jam
  • Cherries: You can use any fresh cherry in this recipe. We prefer dark sweet cherries, but you can use whatever type you like. Just make sure that they are nice and ripe for the best flavor. You can also use frozen cherries if fresh are not in season. Just be sure to thaw and drain the juices well.
  • Cherry Jam: We like to use our homemade cherry jam in this recipe, but you can also use store-bought. Just make sure that it is a good quality jam.
  • Brown Sugar: This recipe uses light brown or dark brown sugar. We prefer dark brown sugar because it has a richer flavor.
  • White sugar: This recipe can use granulated white sugar or superfine sugar.
  • Oats: We use old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe, but you can also use quick oats. Either will work just fine. You can replace the oats with flour if you like your crumble without oats.

Step By Step Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mix 2 lbs of cherries with 1½ cups of jam.

cherries and jam in a mixing bowl

Pour the cherry filling into a 9″ pie plate.

a pie plate with cherry filling in it.

Add 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup rolled oats, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a large mixing bowl.

the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

Stir together and add 8 tablespoons of melted butter.

butter being poured into the bowl with the flour mixture

Stir until the butter is combined with the dry ingredients.

the Cherry Crumble topping mixed in a bowl

Crumble it over the cherry filling in the pie plate.

the Cherry Crumble topping sread over the filling in the pie plate

Bake at 350°F/180°C for 35 – 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

the Cherry Crumble fresh from the oven

Allow to cool and serve warm.

a spoonful of cherry crumble being served

Cherry crumble is delicious but also tasty with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Cherry crumble with ice cream in bowl.

Storage and Freezing Instructions ❄

Storing Leftovers: After the cherry crumble has completely cooled, cover it with a lid, foil, or plastic wrap. It can be kept at room temperature for 1 or 2 days after it is baked.

For Longer Storage: Your crumble can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. Be aware that the crumble topping will not stay as crisp after refrigerating.

To Freeze: Cherry crumble can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just place it in an airtight, freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer. When ready to enjoy, thaw it overnight in the fridge and reheat it in a 350°F/180°C oven until warm.

Individual servings can be reheated in the microwave for about a minute or until warm.

Erren’s Top Tips & Variations

  • For the best flavor, use ripe cherries that are fresh or frozen.
  • When buying cherries, look for ones that are plump and have a deep red color. Avoid cherries that are dull in color or have any green patches. Also, give them a gentle squeeze to ensure they’re not too soft.
  • Use dark brown sugar to get a nice caramel flavor in the topping.
  • You can replace the oats with flour if you like your crumble without oats.
  • All ovens bake at different rates, so your cherry crumble may take a bit less time or a little longer to bake.
a spoonful of cherry crumble being served


Let’s Make
Cherry Crumble

If you’re a cherry lover, you’re going to want to try Cherry Crumble! This delicious treat is filled with tart, sour cherries and topped with a buttery, crisp topping. It’s the perfect snack or dessert for any occasion.

Prep10 minutes

Cook40 minutes

Total50 minutes

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Instructions

Cherry Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the cherries with the jam.

  • Pour the cherry filling into a 9″ pie plate.

Crumble Topping

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugars, salt, and cinnamon.

  • Mix the melted butter into the dry ingredients well combined.

  • Sprinkle the topping over the cherries in the pie plate.

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and cherries are bubbling.

Tips + Notes

  • For the best flavor, use ripe cherries that are fresh or frozen.
  • You can replace the oats with flour if you like your crumble without oats.
  • All ovens bake at different rates, so your cherry crumble may take a bit less time or a little longer to bake.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 342 (17%)| Carbohydrates: 66g (22%)| Protein: 3g (6%)| Fat: 12g (18%)| Saturated Fat: 7g (44%)| Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g| Monounsaturated Fat: 3g| Trans Fat: 0.5g| Cholesterol: 30mg (10%)| Sodium: 240mg (10%)| Potassium: 96mg (3%)| Fiber: 2g (8%)| Sugar: 42g (47%)| Vitamin A: 351IU (7%)| Vitamin C: 0.01mg| Calcium: 28mg (3%)| Iron: 1mg (6%)

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