Cheery Cherry Crisp

Cheery Cherry Crisp

"'I love the aroma and flavor of basil! So when I found a recipe that called for basil in a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, I couldn't wait to try it,' writes Beth Rice of Springfield, Oregon. 'I reduced the fat in the recipe and changed the strawberries to cherries since I had a tree loaded with them. The tart fruit flavor goes perfectly with the tangy basil.'"
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45 m servings
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  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice. Add enough water to measure 1/2 cup. Set cherries aside. In a microwave-safe 8-in. square baking dish, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and reserved juice until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Gently stir in the rhubarb, basil, reserved cherries and remaining sugar.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over cherry mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Footnotes

  • If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/2 cup) equals 229 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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I did change acouple of things. Left out the rhubard and added about 1 t. almond extract to the cherries. Everthing else I did the same, it was very good. P.S. Its even better served warm, with...

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would have been way better without the basil

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I did change acouple of things. Left out the rhubard and added about 1 t. almond extract to the cherries. Everthing else I did the same, it was very good. P.S. Its even better served warm, with...

would have been way better without the basil

Very delicious and super easy! Wonderful way to use fresh, sour cherries.

This recipe is excellent. I love the flavor the basil adds. The first time I made it I used cherries and rhubarb. The second time I used plums and rhubarb. It came out a little runny, but it's e...

This is so good! I didn't't have the fresh basil or rhubarb so just made it without and it was delicious. We have a cherry tree so this was great with ones we had to freeze.

I love everything the recipe suggested, but I did not care for the basil with fruit. None of my family liked it either, and I'd say we are pretty adventurous with our foods. Not trying this agai...

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