Updated: Jun 5
I live in Door County where fields are full of cherry orchards.
In the summer tourists come to fill buckets with "pick your own" Montmorency cherries -- a tart, bright red cherry that is delicious fresh, dried or frozen.
Door County bakers love to use the cherries in their favorite recipes. Here is one of MY favorites that I like to bake for potlucks or family gatherings: EASY Apple Cherry Crisp. (For a free download of Pipka's five favorite cherry recipes, join her email list.
Apple Cherry Crisp
2 cups drained, pitted tart cherries
2 cups cubed apples
1 1/2 teaspoons Pipka's Almond Extract
1 cup sugar with 2 Tablespoons flour
Gently mix together and place in a 9"x9" buttered glass baking dish.
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons cold butter, diced into small cubes
Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spread on top of the cherries. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.