Cherry crumble

Use summer cherries to make this easy oat-topped crumble. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it makes a superb summertime dessert

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 367
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 29g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.55g


  • 1kg fresh cherries, pitted
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g cold butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 70g soft brown sugar
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 40g flaked almonds
  • ice cream, to serve


  1. Tip the cherries into a medium-sized ovenproof dish (around 28cm) and mix with the sugar, lemon and vanilla. Set aside.

  2. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 4. Tip the flour and butter into a mixing bowl and rub together with your fingertips to create a fine, breadcrumb-like mixture. Stir through the salt, brown sugar, oats and most of the almonds. Tip over the cherry mixture, then top with the remaining almonds.

  3. Bake the crumble in the centre of the oven for 30-35 mins or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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