First things first - pit the cherries. If you don't have a cherry pitter an empty beer or soda bottle and plastic straw works wonderfully! Next, slice them in half and toss them with some sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Then, mix up the topping ingredients using a fork and knife or your fingers until it's all nice and crumbly, and pour it over the fruit.
Bake until golden brown and crispy! Allow to cool a little bit and serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Cherry Almond Crisp1 to 1 1/2lbs cherries, pitted and halved
1t vanilla extract
1/2c old-fashioned oats
1/2c brown sugar
1/4c cold butter, cubed
1/4c sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cherries, sugar, flour, vanilla, and cinnamon and spread into greased baking dish or pie pan.
Recipe lightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats