Who loves cherries? I do, I do!
And they were on sale for $1.99 a pound last week, isn’t that crazy? Of course, we had to buy a bag, and I kind of wanted to make a cherry crisp. But then I realized that I would eat a cherry crisp (that’s right, pretty much the whole thing), because yum, the crunchy oat topping! So good. And it has oats, so it’s basically breakfast, right?
Ugh. Since I knew that eating an entire cherry crisp was not a good idea, I wondered if I could make an individual cherry crisp in the microwave. So I tried it, and yes, you can! It just takes 90 seconds, and the cherries get nice and juicy, and there’s a buttery, sugary, oat topping, and it’s super good. And I just ate one serving, and that was it! Craving satisfied.
I thought that the white Pyrex ramekins were standard issue, and basically the only option when it comes to ramekins. But then I looked around and saw these in chartreuse, (affiliate link) and now I super want them. Look at the cute shape! And who can say no to chartreuse?
- 8-9 cherries, pitted
- 1½ Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- ½ Tablespoon flour (can use gluten free)
- 2 Tablespoons gluten-free oats
- 1 Tablespoon vegan buttery spread, cut into small pieces.
- Place the pitted cherries in a ramekin.
- Sprinkle a ½ Tablespoon of dark brown sugar on top.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar, oats, and flour.
- Place ½ of the dry topping on top of the cherries in the ramekin, and then put half of the butter pieces on top. Cover with waxed paper.
- Microwave for 60 seconds at 70% power.
- Remove the mekin from the microwave and set aside. Place the bowl of topping and the remaining butter in the microwave and microwave for 20 seconds at 70% power. Remove bowl and stir.
- Place the cooked topping on top of the cherry mixture in the ramekin.
- Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then enjoy!
A couple of notes: Every microwave is different. I put mine at 70% power because it gets hot! I didn’t want cherries exploding, or oats catching on fire. You know how I love to set things on fire in my appliances. :( Your microwave may be different, but I would still recommend starting out with reduced power and keeping an eye on it.
Letting it sit and cool down is important so that the oats soften up a bit, and that way the cherries won’t burn your mouth. The oat topping does not get crisp like in the oven, but it’s still really good, and a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry!
What’s your favorite cherry dessert?
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