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I was craving something sweet but wasn't in the mood for apple crisp. This was my first time making a crisp using cherry pie filling and I can't believe how easy and delicious it was. I omitted the nutmeg, decreased the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 tablespoon of almond extract. I baked them in individual ramekins for 40 minutes. Sooooo good...they were a hit with my family. I may try to make this again using fresh, pitted cherries because I'm not crazy that the pie filling contains so much corn syrup. But if you're looking for something easy, but tastes fantastic, this is a great recipe.

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xxsimplysweetxx May 02, 2011

Yummy! And really easy. I made my own cherry pie filling since I'm lucky enough to have access to a cherry tree and got a bit overzealous with the filling. Unfortunately my crumbles sank into the filling and the "crisp" part didn't happen. BUT I joked with my roomies that it was hot cherry casserole and it tasted great anyways. Baking lesson of the day: Only use the directed amount of pie filling when making a crisp.

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jadekai July 07, 2008

The first time I made this with cherries and it was too tart for my families taste. I've been making it with Apple pie filling and everyone loves it! I cut the nutmeg to 1/8 and I think it tastes perfect. Easy to make and constantly have requests from my 10 yr old for it!

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melkmc14 July 01, 2014

Perfect as is! I'm anxious to try it with apple pie filling, peach pie filling.....oh yeah.

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mysterry7 April 20, 2014

I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup unpacked, and I'm so glad I did. It would have been inedible otherwise. It turned out great with less sugar though.

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Ezzie's Mama December 26, 2012

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! And a wonderful crisp this is, also, hot or cold! I followed the recipe as directed and was rewarded with a steamy delicious fruity wonder! I especially like the hint of flavor from the spices. I did have about a tbsp. of sliced almonds, which I threw into the crisp mix at the last minute. Just wanted to add a little more crunch! Thanks for sharing, mailbelle!

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alligirl September 10, 2012

Very good with vanilla ice cream on top. Yumm

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eskimo1105 February 07, 2011

Added fresh, sliced peaches from the farmer's market and upped the topping ingredients by an extra 1/4c, adjusted spices up as well. Top was crispy and delicious, fruit filling was bubbly. Just perfect...like the fruit crisp I remember from when I was a kid.

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sallymander June 11, 2010

I am going to make this for the second time tonight!! It is sooo easy and sooo quick and soooo good!

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Bexxx January 08, 2010

This is one of those recipes to keep in mind when are short on time. If you think to take your butter out of the fridge and let it soften, you can throw this together in a flash. A dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is wonderful. I may keep a can of cherry pie filling in the pantry when I need a quick dish for a potluck.

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No MSG! December 26, 2009
Cherry Oatmeal Crisp