Cherry Walnut Crisp

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Makes 10 servings

per serving: 309 calories; 4 grams protein; 14 grams total fat; 2 grams fiber; 7 grams saturated fat; 45 grams carbohydrates; 31 mgs cholesterol; 38 mgs sodium; 9 WW points plus

Dessert

Cherry Walnut Crisp

Ingredients

24 ounces fresh cherries pitted

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, quick cooking

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

6 tablespoons butter softened

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3/4 cups sugar divided

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pint premium vanilla ice cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
[1]
Whisk together the walnuts, flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Place butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer; mix on medium speed until creamy.
[2]
Stir walnut mixture into butter mixture until just combined. Work mixture through your fingers until it forms coarse crumbs; set topping aside.
[3]
Stir together cherries, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Transfer cherry mixture to an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over cherry mixture. Bake until topping turns golden and juices are bubbling, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool before serving. Serve with ice cream. TO PIT CHERRIES: place cherries on a flat surface and whack with a meat mallet, rolling pin, or the back of a sautée pan. Watch for flying juice!