Cast Iron Skillet Cherry Crisp

Cherry Crisp 

 Cast Iron Skillet Cherry Crisp

This past week has been crazy busy for me. My son graduated from Oregon State University, with two majors and a couple minors on June 14th. He isn’t done with school though, he has several years left to get his PHD. (Nothing like a little Mom brag, am I right!) Don’t get me started about my fulltime job. We start electronic medical records on Monday. I put in lots of extra hours at work this week to help get us ready. Fingers crossed that it all goes well. 

I’m sure you probably don’t care about any of that!  But! The reason I told you all of that was to say, that I had intended to post this recipe on June 18th. June 18th was National Cherry Tart day and I thought that this recipe would be perfect. So, I am a day late and a dollar short. I think that is the saying!

Today’s recipe is a delicious Cherry Crisp recipe that you bake in a cast iron skillet in your oven. The cast iron skillet makes me think of the “old days” when this was the norm for baking.  The next time we go camping I am going  to cook this recipe over a hot fire. I think that would be really good. 

 Cherry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast Iron Skillet Cherry Crisp 

Filling Ingredients:
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Crisp Topping Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons cold butter (1 stick)

Prepare the Filling:
Combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice.  Set aside while you make the crisp topping. 

Prepare the Topping:
In a bowl, use a fork to combine all the ingredients.

Assemble and Bake: 
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375-degrees. Fill the cast iron skillet with the cherry mixture, then add the topping.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the cherries are bubbly.


This is delicious with ice cream or homemade whipped cream and can be served warm or cold. Give this recipe a try and let me know how you liked it!


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  1. says

    I love desserts with cherry as the main ingredient. Wow does this look amazing! I found your recipe over at the Turn it Up Tuesday’s link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link Have a wonderful day!!

  2. says

    This recipe looks delish! I was so craving some kind of fruit crisp or cobbler last night. Maybe tonight’s the night! And… anything cooked in an iron skillet is a winner in my book! YUM!

  3. says

    I’m seeing cherries at the grocery a lot more now, and I do like using my cast iron skillet, so maybe I need to make this recipe?! :) Stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

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