Rando Tuesdays: Quick Cherry Crisp, A Fake Frugality Lesson

One of the main things I noticed when I got home was the massive amount of food stockpiled in the freezer. I hadn’t made my own food for months, so I had a bit of perspective, I guess. I had also just been in Europe, so I assured them that another Cold War was not imminent, and then set about reorganizing the cupboards using up the provisions. One of the items I found was a can of cherry pie filling. In fact, I found two cans of cherry pie filling, and three cans of blueberry pie filling.

While the rest of you might have fainted with horror at the extravagance of this purchase some unduly lavish soul had decided upon, I decided to reign in my disgust and use this as an opportunity to perfect a crumble recipe. At school, we were spoiled with the most delectable apple crisp every Sunday. I will never love another.

In researching the perfect crumble, I found a number of recipes that claimed to be crumbles, but actually were not. Crisps, bettys, pandowdys, slumps, cobblers; there is no limit to the names and interpretations of how to do flour, sugar and fruit.

This crisp was my first attempt. It is very similar to the crisps my mum makes. She doesn’t bake often, but when she does, we melt.

One  down, 4 to go.

Ever your frugal,


Quick Cherry Crisp

Adapted from allrecipes.com

1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 chopped pecans

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish. Pour pie filling into the dish, and spread evenly.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in melted margarine. Spread over pie filling, and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving. Best served warm

3 Responses to “Rando Tuesdays: Quick Cherry Crisp, A Fake Frugality Lesson”

  1. 1 frugalfeeding July 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I only have a modicum of disgust :D. In truth, that crisp looks awesome :D

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  1. 1 Pipe Dream #149: To Be As Good As Grandma – Apple Pie in a Jar + Grandma’s Apple Crisp « piping dreams Trackback on November 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

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