Well,hi. We are back in business. Taking a few days off was good for me. I relaxed, played with my kids and stayed off the computer. Felt good to re-charge a bit.
Thank you everyone for the kind words, prayers and thoughts this week. Tuesday was an emotional day. But, it started with a phone call from my Mom and ended with a phone call from my sister. Two people who can always make me feel better :)
Let's now talk cherries. Rainier cherries to be exact.
I'm am not a cherry person..don't care for your average cherry. Maraschino cherries, nope. Cherry cobbler..could live without it. OK..I love cherry jolly ranchers (or it strawberry?) Hardly comparable. My oldest is a cherry eater and on the occasion, I grab her some from the market. On one trip, the only cherries not in a 200 lb container were the rainier variety, so, we bought them.
Guys. these are some serious delicious cherries. They are also a bit pricier than your regular Bing cherry. But, soooo, totally worth it. They are sweet with a lovely snap when you bite into them. From what I googled..they are the "superior" cherry. Ooh La La. We are very fancy around here.
Yeah, they were gone in record time.
A really quick dessert to whip with this lovely little gems is crumble or a bit of a bake. That's what my turned out like. Make sure your butter is cold..mine was a little soft..tough to work with, but, it's just as yummy.
There are a couple options..make it in a skillet, a baking dish or individual ramekins. We opted for the baking dish method. Worked like a charm.
Rainier Cherry Crumble
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:25
Ingredients (Serves: 4)
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/3 TBSP, cold butter. cut into pieces
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 lb Rainer cherries, washed, pitted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8 in baking dish with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, lemon juice and cherries. Toss to coat. Pour into pan.
In another bowl, add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon. Whisk together.
Add button. With a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut butter until mixtures is coarse.
Sprinkle over cherries.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Let it stand for 20 minutes before serving.