Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cherry Crunch

I turned on the stove today for the first time in months - it seems most dinners this summer came from the deli or we ate out, which I did not mind at all. It was nice to actually make something and almost complete another goal on my Mission 101 list. The goal is to make five recipes from the Home Christian Cookbook, a tome of 1960s vintage Mennonite recipes. So far I have made Company Casserole, apple cumble, another casserole which I can't quite remember and now cherry crunch, which is actually a little different from the apple crumble. It was good because I was able to "pantry shop" instead of having to buy more ingredients and it was a quick way to use up a bag of frozen berries real fast!

1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp of salt
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup soft butter
3 cups cherries

Mix all but fruit till crumbly. Put 1/2 of the mixture in a greased pan. Pour thickened or ready mix fruit over crumbs. Spread remainder of crumb mixture over top of fruit. Bake 30 minutes at 350. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. (Blueberry, apple or other fruits may be used). Attributed to Mrs. Kenneth Nightengale, Copeland, Kansas.

I took three pictures of the delicious dessert, and couldn't decide which to use, so be sure to check the other two out on Flickr.


  1. Thank you for this yummy sounding recipe. I will give it a try for sure.

  2. It's really good Marlene! I had some for breakfast this morning - sure beats oatmeal :-)