Cherry Crunch

Ingredients

1 package Calhoun Bend Mill Cherry Crunch Mix
1-1/2 lbs. (about 3 cups) Fresh Cherries OR 1 can (20 to 24 ounces) of Cherry Pie Filling OR Canned Cherries
4 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine, melted

Directions

OVEN DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.

  2. Spread cherry pie filling OR canned* cherries (drained) OR fresh* pitted cherries (3 cups) into an 8” or 9” square baking dish.

  3. Combine melted butter with crunch mix until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture evenly over cherries.

  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream or whipped cream.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using an 8” or 9” square microwave-safe dish, follow steps 2 and 3 above.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 6-8 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

*If using FRESH or CANNED (water-packed) cherries, lightly coat cooking dish with butter or cooking spray and sprinkle one (1) tablespoon of sugar over cherries to sweeten.

Tasty Variations

  • Use your choice of fresh or canned fruit pie filling in place of cherries.
  •  Chocolate Lovers - Before baking, add to crunch mix 1/2 Cup (120 g) semisweet chocolate chips.

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