Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping Recipe -
Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping Recipe
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Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping
Amazing cherry pie or incredible topping for vanilla ice cream? You be the judge. See more
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Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

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"This delicious and super easy cherry pie features a crunchy, streusel-like topping."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Roll out pie crust and lay into a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. Combine almonds, brown sugar, oats, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Work butter into the almond mixture with your fingers, breaking up any large pieces, until incorporated completely. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.
  4. Combine cherries, lemon juice, white sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until well coated and no dry lumps remain, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Pour cherries and any accumulated juices into the prepared pie pan. Press down into the pan. Crumble oat mixture over the top. Place the pan on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cherries are bubbling and the crust and crumble topping are browned, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2012

This is an outstanding recipe. I followed it exactly, and was extremely pleased with the results. The almonds provide a nice crunch to the finish, and the cherries are allowed to shine. This is a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2012

I have been making fresh fruit pies and cobblers for years but was looking for somrthing a little different so I tried this recipe last night. I followed the recipe exactly and was disappointed with the crumb topping. It was more salty and less sweet than I would have liked. If I were to make this again, I would decrease some of the salt in the topping and add more sugar to both the pie filling and the topping as well. I'd also give a more precise measurement for the lemon juice and only use 1 tbsp.

Jul 29, 2012

This is a very easy and delicious recipe to make. Perfect during the summer when ripe cherries are on sale! The almond crumble is crunchy and is the perfect complement to the soft cherries. I learned a tip from a French baker: if you want to add less sugar to a recipe you can reduce it by 30g without drastically changing the flavor. That's what I did and it was the perfect amount of sweetness since my cherries were already naturally sweet.

Aug 05, 2014

I changed it but I thought my changes were worth mentioning since I entered it in a cherry crisp contest and won 1st place (out of 12 or so entries). First it was a crisp contest so I omited the crust. Due to no crust I baked it for 55 min, or until the topping was golden. I added a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder to the filling, and used 1.5 teaspoons almond extract in the filling. Then I sprinkled 1 big tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on it right out of the oven. The judge said that while she prefers tart crisps without anything but cherry flavor mine was just that good to get 1st anyway. 2nd, and 3rd were both tart and were delicious. This recipe has the perfect amounts of flour, oats, almonds, and butter and if you are new to crisps or pies you should watch the video.

Aug 04, 2012

This was perfect exactly as written. Taste your cherries and add more/less depending on their sweetness or preference. The almond topping was key....delicious. Don't 'pack' it on the pie though, as it will turn into a 'harder' crust than desired. This recipe lets the cherries be showcased without a lot of cinnamon or almond flavoring etc. upstaging them.

Jul 26, 2012

I used the Basic Flaky Pie Crust with this b/c I had one left over. I used 1/2 the flour and more almonds, 4T of butter and added 1/8t of clove and 1/8t of cinnamon for the crumb. I also added 1/4t of Garam Masala (an Indian spice mixture of coriander seed, black pepper, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon) to the filling for some added spice. Yummy with ice cream or milk!

Jul 29, 2012

Super easy and super delicious. A girlfriend brought this to work. Everyone was so impressed , that I had to go home and make it that night. Lots of flavor for a little bit of work.

Jul 03, 2015

Loved it. Used store bought cherry pie filling to make it fast and easy. Really good! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 3565 kcal
  • 178%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 502.5 g
  • 162%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 167.4 g
  • 258%
  • Fiber
  • 39.2 g
  • 157%
  • Protein
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 3214 mg
  • 129%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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