So simple, so delicious! I do not believe this recipe needed any amendments, but I was trying to find a way to use up my fresh bing cherries and frozen blackberries. I made my own cherry filling using a pie filling recipe also found on allrecipies, substituting Bing cherries and extracted blackberry juice for tart cherries. Also, I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9x13 pan. I substituted 1/2 butter for 1/2 canola oil and added extra cherry filling. I liked the layered look, so I divided about 2/3 of the crunch, and, following another reviewer's recommendation, I pressed it into the bottom of the pan firmly before adding cherry filling. I like coconut, so I mixed in a 1/2 cup for the top layer and crumbled it on. After baking, I glazed a bit of powdered sugar almond extract frosting over the top, mostly for appearance. Although my alterations concluded in very little crunch, the end result was fantastic! Sweet and crumbly soft. I didn't even have to eat it with ice cream. This dessert stands on its own! My husband swore this was one of the best desserts I have ever made. Will definitely make again.
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So simple, so delicious! I do not believe this recipe needed any amendments, but I was trying...