Sunday, June 13, 2021

Fresh Cherry and Nectarine Crisp With Oat Streusel

This crisp is made with fresh cherries  and nectarines of the season. This is a delightful cherry crisp. Every spoon is delicious with sweet and The oat and almond streusel gives a perfect crunch. As such this can be served as breakfast or dessert. Serve warm with ice-cream for a luscious and addictive dessert.

Cherry picking is one activity we would love to do as a family fun activity. We never realize how our buckets gets filled up very quickly. We love to have them fresh, as jam, or crisps, and cobblers. This crisp is loved by us and our friends too. Nectarines were ripe in our backyard and we had lots of those ripe. We love to add nectarines in our cherry crisp. These two fruits pair very well. I have used Coral and Laping cherries. Any cherries can be used. If using tart varieties increase the sugar by a quarter cup.

It is very simple to make and is made with lots of oats and almonds, and hence very healthy too. I always use brown sugar to make this though white sugar can also be used. I love the addition of vanilla. Almond essence can also be used. Corn starch helps in thickening the fruit juices. Almond flour can also be added to the fruit mix for enhanced flavor. 

Mix the fruit mixture, add the the streusel mixture and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. It is important to cover the top with foil for the last 10-15 minutes, to prevent burning. That's all! When you have time crunch to make a pie, this comes in handy.

In our #BakingBloggers group, we are baking with oats and oat flour and sharing those recipes. There are many ways to bake with oatmeal. Fruit crisps are classic ones and this is my recipe for the same. Sue of Palatable Pastime is hosting this event. 

Update: This was featured on Full Plate Thursday. Thanks, Helen.


Fresh cherries - 4 cups, pitted, halved
Fresh Nectarines - 2 cups, pittled, sliced
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Corn starch - 3 tbsp

For the streusel

Rolled oats - 3/4 cup
Sliced almonds - 3/4 cup
Oat flour - 1/4 cup
All-purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Brown sugar - 2/3 cup
Butter - 8 tbsp, room temperature
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, add the cherries, nectarines, brown sugar, corn starch, and toss well. 

In another bowl, combine all the streusel ingredient.

Mix thoroughly to a crumbly mixture.

Butter a baking dish and pour the fruit mix and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the streusel on top of the fruit mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the mixture is bubbly. Cover the top with a foil for the final 10  minutes to prevent burning.

Cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm with or without ice-cream.

Below are the links for the recipes we shared for this month's Baking Bloggers - Baking with Oats or Oat Flour. Thanks, Sue!


  1. This looks so very delicious. My stomach actually grumbled.

  2. Your Fresh Cherry and Nectarine Crisp looks delicious, wish I had a scoop right now! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 542 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I love a good crisp! And this is extra healthy since it has 2 fruits right!

  4. One of my favorite desserts and a great recipe for fresh cherries!

  5. This looks so good! Just in time for the seasonal fruit!