On Sunday night I used the last of our Door County cherries to make a cherry crisp. The rest of the world may not know this, but Door County Wisconsin produces that best cherries around. I look forward to them every year. Honestly, nothing tastes better than warmed Door County cherries over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I am very lucky that my family lives very close to Door County and that a trip up there every summer is not an obstacle. In fact, my dad spent his summers picking those cherries, as that side of my family has very strong roots in that area of the state. Here is my recipe for cherry crisp.
4 cups of pitted cherries
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons butter, melted
For filling, combine cherries, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Pour in an 8 x 8 baking pan. Combine all topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around edges.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!