Cherry Almond Crisp
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash nutmeg
- 1 1/2 sticks cold butter
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- Four 12-ounce bags frozen tart cherries
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- To Serve:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Vanilla ice cream, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut the cold butter into pieces. Add the butter to the bowl and use a fork or pastry blender to cut it into the flour mixture. The mixture should resemble a moist, coarse meal. Add the slivered almonds and combine thoroughly.
Place the still-frozen cherries in a bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch and almond extract and gently stir the cherries to combine.
Divide the cherries between 8 ramekins (about 1/2 cup each). Top with the crumb mixture, evening out the surface.
Bake until the topping is crisp and golden brown, about 45 minutes. If the topping appears underdone, continue baking in 10 minute increments until it's done.
To serve: Add the heavy cream and granulated sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whip. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Note: To ensure the best results, this recipe has been altered and differs from what appears in the episode.
2012 Ree Drummond, All Rights Reserved
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis