Cherry-Almond Granola Crisp

Cherry-Almond Granola Crisp

For all the cobbler and crisp lovers, here’s a simple dish that you can eat for breakfast or dessert. Chewy clusters of almonds and oats brown in the oven after getting coated in a nutty and floral browned-butter honey syrup. While the granola clusters caramelize, the bed of sweet cherries they rest over turns tender and juicy. Warm out of the oven, this crisp belongs in a bowl with your favorite yogurt, some of the warm cherry sauce drizzled over top, and maybe even a good shaving of dark chocolate or orange zest, if you have some.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread out the cherry halves in the bottom of an 8-inch square (or 9-inch round) baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    In a small saucepan, add the honey, butter and salt. Bring to a foaming boil over medium heat, then cook 3 to 4 minutes until the honey thickens, stirring often so it never burns. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla — it will spatter slightly — then fold in the almonds and oats, continuing to stir until the oats absorb all the honey syrup.
  3. Step 3

    Drop spoonfuls of the mixture across the cherries, and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the almonds are almost a mahogany brown and the cherries are tender and juicy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, so the granola hardens slightly, then serve with yogurt.