After picking all those cherries yesterday I just HAD to make a dessert with some of them. This is what we had for lunch:
Please note that I was making this to feed 11 people. Feel free to half the amount if you are feeding a smaller crowd.
12 cups of pitted cherries
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
4 tbsp raw cane sugar
Mix the lemon juice, arrowroot and raw cane sugar together and toss with the cherries. Place in a large, rectangular casserole/pie dish.
1 1/2 cups crispy almonds ( I use raw almonds that I have soaked and dehyrated but you can use regular almonds or almond flour also.)
1 1/2 cups arrowroot powder
3/4 cup (12 tbsp) butter, softened
1/2 cup raw cane sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place almonds in food processor or blender and process to a powder.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add or cut in butter. (I do not have a food processor so I mix all the dry ingredients in my blender and then transfer that to a bowl and cut in my soft butter until combined and the mixture is crumbly.)
- Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
P.S. This recipe can be found in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, an excellent book.
Don’t have cherries? Substitute peaches, blueberries, apples etc. If using apples add 1 tsp cinnamon to the filling.