Cherry Crunch Dessert - RSC

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Recipe: #29327

April 09, 2018

"This recipe was created for the RSC Game at the FF&F website. It's an all-occasion dessert crowd-pleaser that fits my definition of "down-home" cooking & can be made year-round because it doesn't rely on seasonal fresh fruit supplies. Made in a 9-inch square baking pan & cut in 3-inch squares, it serves 9 generously -- But it easily converts to more servings using a 9 x 13 baking dish if you multiply the ingredients by 1 1/2. Serve it hot or cold as desired, but IMHO it invites a scoop of vanilla ice cream to top a warm serving. YUM! ENJOY!"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.1 g)
  • Calories 316.2
  • Total Fat - 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.1 mg
  • Sodium - 139.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 26.3 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 30.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch square pan & set aside.

Step 2

Drain the cherries well, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice.

Step 3

Melt butter in a sauce pan & remove from the heat. Add & mix in the brown sugar, flour, oats, baking soda & baking powder.

Step 4

Put half of the butter/pastry mixture in the bottom of the baking pan & scatter the cherries over it. Mix cherry juice w/the cornstarch & drizzle this mixture over the cherries.

Step 5

Top the cherries w/the other half of the butter/pastry mixture & bake for 30-35 min or until browned. Allow to cool slightly & serve as desired.


  • No special items are required.

1 Reviews

Peggy Bright

Okay, I confess. After making and eating a serve of this for dessert (with lemon sorbet), I sneaked back to the baking pan and had two more largish spoonfuls. Hold me back before I go for a third. This is a seriously delicious recipe and a great use of ingredients for the Ready Steady Cook competition. Be sure to cook it long enough for the topping to crisp up and go brown. Spice lovers could add a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg. Thanks Twissis for creating and for posting.


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(26 Apr 2018)

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