|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp|
Stored safely at the bottom of my freezer are several pounds of sour cherries that I purchased and pitted last summer. Carefully holding for special occasions!
This evening we are invited to a friends place for dinner and we did insist that we bring dessert. So sour cherries are the choice. Yes! 2 more pounds removed from the freezer!
3 Years ago I discovered a recipe by Martha Stewart and I have jumped off from there.
For tonight's Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp I used:
2 Pounds Frozen Pitted Sour Cherries
1/2 Cup Chopped Pistachios
1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons of All Purpose flour
1/3 Cup Large Flake Oats
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
3 Tablespoons Whey Low Gold Sugar
3/4 Cup Whey Low Granular Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
Other Special Equipment:
Disposable 8" Foil Pan with lid - to leave behind.
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Ingredients|
Last year I did buy a high speed cherry pitter in Europe in hopes of processing a bunch cherries during the short season. While the machine seemed to work well, the result was 10 - 12 cherries per pound still having their pits. I did not discover this until after the cherries were frozen and I used some. Not great for guests! As a result when using my pre-pitted frozen sour cherries I do have to inspect each one for errant pits.
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Cherry Pitter|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - The 9 Pits I found in 2 Pounds|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Sugar and Butter|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Flour Mixture|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Flour and Butter Mixtures|
In another medium bowl mix the cherries (pre-checked for pits), cinnamon, and the remaining 1/2 cup of Whey Low Granulated sugar and a pinch of salt.
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Filling|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Topping|
|Sour Cherry Pistachio Crisp - Ready for the Oven|
Let cool on a rack for at least an Hour. Warm slightly when ready to serve. Enjoy! Oooh... Ice cream helps!
20:53 Update... It was a hit!