Warm Black Cherry Crisp

Warm Black Cherry Crisp: A comforting sugar-free dessert

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Are you in the mood for a cozy dessert that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor? You will love this Warm Black Cherry Crisp recipe! It’s a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving something sweet after dinner.

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Warm Black Cherry Crisp

First off, let’s talk about using frozen cherries. They’re a fantastic option for this recipe because they’re convenient and readily available year-round. Plus, they’re much easier to work with than fresh cherries. To use frozen cherries, simply thaw them and chop them up. While they thaw, place them in a strainer set over a bowl to catch any excess liquid. You can save this liquid to use in other recipes, like smoothies or cocktails.

Now, onto the recipe itself. You’ll need some basic ingredients like honey, ground cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and fresh thyme leaves to flavor the cherries. Combine these ingredients in a bowl with the thawed cherries and set them aside while you prepare the topping.

Warm Black Cherry Crisp

The topping is where the magic happens! It’s a delicious mixture of old-fashioned rolled oats, almond flour, chopped pecans, honey, melted butter, salt, and melted coconut oil. Once combined, it forms a crunchy and flavorful topping that pairs perfectly with the warm cherry filling.

To assemble the crisp, lightly grease your mini cast iron servers or a skillet with coconut oil. Divide the cherry mixture and topping evenly among the servers, then pop them in the oven to bake. In just 30 minutes, you’ll have a beautiful dessert with a golden-brown topping and bubbling cherry filling.

If you’re using a larger skillet instead of individual servers, you can cover it with foil halfway through baking to ensure everything cooks evenly.

Warm Black Cherry Crisp

Enjoy Your Warm Black Cherry Crisp

Once it’s done baking, let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving. You can enjoy it plain or top it with Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or sugar-free ice cream for an extra indulgent treat. And if you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme for a pop of color and flavor.

With its warm, comforting flavors and simple preparation, this Warm Black Cherry Crisp is sure to become a favorite in your dessert rotation. So why wait? Treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert tonight!

Warm Black Cherry Crisp: A comforting sugar-free dessert

Recipe by Easy Clean RecipesCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4½ c. frozen black cherries, thawed and chopped

  • ¼ c. honey, preferably local

  • ½ t. ground cinnamon

  • ¼ t. ground cloves

  • 1 T. fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ½ c. almond flour

  • ½  c. pecans, chopped

  • 1/3 c. honey, preferably local

  • 3 T. unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/8 t. table salt

  • 2 T. melted coconut oil (or olive oil)


  • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine thawed chopped cherries, honey, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and thyme leaves in a bowl. Toss to combine and set aside. 
  • Combine the topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside. 
  • Lightly grease the four 9-oz. oval cast iron baking dishes (or the 10” cast iron skillet) with coconut oil.
  • Divide the cherry mixture equally among the cast iron mini-servers and spread into an even layer. Divide the topping between the 4 mini-servers, as well, and spread into a thin layer on top.
  • Place into pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and the cherry mixture is nice and bubbly.

    Tip: If using a 10” skillet, cover loosely with aluminum foil after 30 minutes and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving plain or topped with some Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and/or sugar-free ice cream. Garnish with a couple sprigs of fresh thyme, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Optional, to Serve:

    Greek yogurt, homemade whipped cream, or sugar-free ice cream.
    Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

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