reduced sugar cherry crumble

Reduced Sugar Rainier Cherry Crumble

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

Recently, I have received lots of fresh and yummy Rainier cherries to as they are just in season. End of June and beginning of July is the best season for all cherries. I would normally eat them fresh, but I really fancied some dessert made with fresh fruits. Rainier cherries are considered a premium type of cherry, they are sweet with a thin skin and thick creamy-yellow flesh. They were named after Washington state’s biggest mountain: Mt. Rainier.

They have many health benefits: they’re full of antioxidants, they contain phytosterols which can help to lower cholesterol, have anti-inflammatory properties, they contain loads of Vitamin C, fibre and anthocyanins.

Now of course this recipe can be prepared with any cherries – but you might need to add some more sugar as this is reduced sugar recipe. The Rainier cherries are sweeter than other varieties so this crumble needed less sugar. (Yay!)

Also, you can add a little more oats or make the oats more moist by using more butter – as you like it. My version is slightly more crunchy as I think it goes better the soft, baked fruits. But each to their own!

Serve it with ice cream  – it will make a perfect summer Sunday lunch dessert course and if you’re entertaining, you’ll get ALLLLLL the wows!

Enjoy.

reduced sugar cherry crumble

reduced sugar cherry crumble

reduced sugar cherry crumble

reduced sugar cherry crumble

reduced sugar cherry crumble

Reduced Sugar Rainier Cherry Crumble
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 

This can be made with any fresh cherries of course! Lovely, easy, perfect summer treat served with ice cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, American, European, Eastern-European, English
Keyword: cherry crumble
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
For the fruit base
  • 300 grams Rainier cherries washed, pitted and halved
  • 30 grams soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • pinch of salt
For the crumble
  • 150 grams Scottish oats same as rolled oats
  • 30 grams soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp salted butter melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    Mix the fruit base together in a mixing bowl, being careful not to smash the cherries.

    reduced sugar cherry crumble
  2. Mix the crumble ingredients too. melt the butter in the microwave. I like it less moist, more crumbly - this is how mine looks like.

    reduced sugar cherry crumble
  3. I don't grease the bottom of the dish - I don't think it's necessary with all the moist coming from the cherries. If you're unsure, just grease the bottom lightly. You'll need a small and shallow dish - this is measured for 4 people only.

    Place it into the oven, you'll need 30-35 minutes to have a perfectly baked cherry crumble.

    reduced sugar cherry crumble
  4. Enjoy - it's very nice with some ice cream on the side.

    reduced sugar cherry crumble

Reduced Sugar Rainier Cherry Crumble

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