This fruit crisp is flexible to the fruit and topping ingredients you have on-hand.
2poundsfresh or frozen pitted cherries (or other fruit)
1/2cupnatural or golden raisins
2/3cupoats, regular or quick-cooking
1/2cupchoice of cereal flakes like quinoa or corn , crushedOr, omit cereal and use 1 cup oats
1/2cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup sliced almonds, optional
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut cherries in half if large; if using other fruit cut into 1/4-inch thick slices or chunks.
Combine fruit, raisins, sugar and lemon juice in baking dish. Mix well. (Or, mix in a large bowl and distribute between 6 ramekins)
In a medium bow, mix oats, cereal flakes if using, brown sugar, almonds (optional), melted butter and cinnamon. Mix with fingers until blended.
Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over fruit.
Bake 40-45 minutes for baking dish, or 35-40 minutes for ramekins. Serve warm or room temperature.
*Look for quinoa flakes in the cereal or health foods section of well-stocked supermarkets. Ancient Harvest is the brand I found. 12oz box $5.69.If fruit is very juicy, stir in 2 teaspoons cornstarch with sugar and lemon juice to lightly thicken juices.