We have some dear friends visiting from Texas right now and I wanted to make fun, individual desserts for us to enjoy….some of us need individual desserts so we don’t eat the whole darn thing with a spoon at midnight if ya know what I mean. I love perfectly portioned desserts! Plus, mini desserts are cute. Perfect for company!
We see our friends, Morgan and Stephen, a couple times a year and they are really such a blessing and encouragement to Adam and I. Whenever we visit Austin, they automatically open up their house to us and are just so generous. Our absolute favorite thing to do together is cook extravagant meals at home, and Morgan is the ultimate cook/cocktail maker/entertainer (she’s trying to teach me to be crafty). Last New Years we had a blast cooking up a fancy six course feast for our dudes. I only wish we lived closer….maybe someday!
So, like I said, I knew they were visiting for a few days and I knew they shared my love for fruit desserts, so I whipped up these SUPER easy cherry crumbles in their honor!
You guys….honestly, this is the easiest dessert ever. I made them early in the day (for photography purposes) and chilled them in the fridge until evening. Then, we stopped and picked up some vanilla bean gelato to top them with—-it was perfect!
To make ’em, you just need some fresh sweet cherries (frozen would work as well but let them defrost first…I recommend using fresh though since they are only in season for a short time!) tossed with a little lemon juice…..
Put your cherries in individual sized oven-safe 8-ounce dishes (here are the ones I have and love! They were a Christmas present from my parents)….
Top with a mixture of oats, brown sugar, flour and a smidge of butter and then toss in the oven for half an hour. Top with vanilla ice cream and a cherry and you’re good to go! See? Told ya they were super easy. And soooooooo good. They were definitely the hit of the night before things got weird when Adam clicked “Game of Thrones” on TV since we had heard people talking about it and wanted to know what all the fuss was about.
Um. Let’s just say I will have permanent nightmares now from that hour of my life that I desperately wish I could get back. I won’t get into details but…..just say no. I want my mommy. Wah.
Grab this recipe over at PBS Food! You know you want to.