Cherry Crumble

Christmas Recipe Day 17…

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Bake Time: 30 minutes. Serves: 4

Cherry crumble is our favourite crumble and we know that apple crumble is a firm favourite amongst some people but we have to say cherry is even better! We make it every year at some point during the cold winter evenings or during the Christmas season- it’s a big hit with the family. Everybody just loves it! So we would like to share our family recipe and hopefully let you taste what all the fuss is about… 😉


-550g fresh pitted cherries

-30g golden caster sugar

-1 vanilla pod (substitutes available on Android and iOS

-2tbsp fresh lemon juice (substitutes available on Android and iOS

For the crumble topping:

-100g plain flour

-75g cold butter- cut into cubes

-75g rolled oats (substitutes available on Android and iOS

-40g soft brown sugar

-Pinch of salt

-1tsp cinnamon- optional (substitutes available on Android and iOS

For the cake base (optional)

-175g unsalted butter, softened

-175g self-raising flour

-175g light brown muscovado sugar

-1 vanilla pod (substitutes available on Android and iOS)

-2 medium free-range eggs (substitutes available on Android and iOS

-100g Greek yogurt

-½ tsp salt


1. There’s 2 ways to make this dish a simple cherry crumble or the cherry crumble cake. Both have the same cherry base and crumble top but the cherry crumble cake just has a cake base at the bottom which you can make separately.

2. Start off by pre-heating the oven to gas mark 5/ 375F/ 190C and line a baking tin or lasagne dish with greaseproof paper (you don’t need greaseproof paper if you’re making a simple crumble).

2. Next in a large bowl add the cherries, sugar, lemon. vanilla and mix well then set aside.

3. Now in another large bowl add the flour, butter and rub them together using your fingertips until you have a breadcrumb mixture. Once you have this, add in the oats, salt, sugar, cinnamon and stir through.

4. If you’re making a cake base, cream the butter, sugar, almond extract and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Next add in the eggs, Greek yogurt and whisk until smooth. Then add the flour, salt and combine everything together with a large wooden spoon (you should end up with a smooth batter).

5. Now that all the elements are ready, you can start to layer them up. If you’re using the cake batter put this at the bottom of the dish and make sure it’s level. Secondly place the cherry mix on top and finally sprinkle over the crumble topping. If you’re not using the cake batter you can simply just place the cherries at the bottom of the dish (no greaseproof paper required) and then top with the crumble mix.

6. Bake the crumble in the oven for 45 minutes if you’re making the cherry crumble cake and only 30 minutes if you’re making the cherry crumble only. The crumble topping should be golden brown and the cherries should be bubbling.

A wonderful, comforting dessert that you can make for the entire family to enjoy this season. Simply serve with hot custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

You will definitely cherry-ish this bake 😉

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