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FRESH FRUIT WEEK: CHERRY OATMEAL CRISP

The grocery stores are overflowing with a bounty of fresh fruit. This week, we'll share some creative ideas for taking advantage. Today's recipe uses fresh cherries and comes from the food blog twopeasandtheirpod.com.

INGREDIENTS

About 1 1/2 cups Rainer cherries, pitted and halved

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon flour

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons cold butter, cut in small pieces

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray ramekins with cooking spray.

In a small bowl sprinkle the cherries with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and flour. Mix well. Let sit while you make the oat topping.

In a small bowl add the oats, cinnamon, salt, flour, and brown sugar. Stir.

Add the butter to the oat mix. Mix with your hands until you have a crumbly mixture.

Pour sugared cherries into the sprayed ramekins. Make sure each one is even. Add the oat topping.

Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes. Until they are bubbling.

Cool for a minute and serve with a dollop of ice cream or frozen yogurt. Makes three individual crisps served in ramekins.

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