Triple Cherry Crisp #SundaySupper

Triple Cherry Crisp - Full of fresh fruit and vegan and gluten free!

One of my first grocery shopping memories is going to a local produce market with Mom and buying cherries. They had big bins of them and mom would select only the best cherries to be placed in her produce bag.

Thankfully no one sells cherries like that anymore (can you say germs?), but Mom and I still make plenty of trips to the produce markets (including that same one) and farmers’ markets picking up lots of cherries.

It’s one fruit I can’t get enough of, even after the time I swallowed a cherry pit. It’s easy enough to do when you’re eating them. That pit is tiny, just the right size to go down the hatch with the juicy fruit itself.

Vegan and Gluten Free Triple Cherry Crisp

It was my first summer at home alone while Mom worked. I missed having a baby-sitter to keep me company, but Mom only worked two days a week, so I managed to occupy myself with movies and computer games most of the time without much effort.

By the time I was ready to start my day, ate breakfast, then lunch, and watched a movie, she was basically home. There may have been a few dance parties too because life should have dance parties.

I was eating my unassuming looking lunch one day when I realized I swallowed a cherry pit. There was no stopping breathing or need for a Heimlich, but I was freaking out nonetheless. I called Mom in a panic. She called the doctor who assured her I would live. I spent the rest of the day stressed, but here I am, years later alive and well, and still eating more cherries than any one person should.

Vegan and Gluten Free Triple Cherry Crisp

A lot of my cherry consumption has come from this Triple Cherry Crisp. Full of fresh (and pitted!) bing, rainier, and sour cherries and topped with a crumbly oat crisp, I recommend just grabbing a spoon and eating this baby hot out of the oven. Of course, it’s also great cold the next day. And it makes an awesome breakfast. Ice cream may be a welcome companion too. Plus, it happens to be vegan and gluten free.

What I’m saying is you can’t go wrong with this crisp … as long as you double check you don’t accidentally add any pits!

Vegan and Gluten Free Triple Cherry Crisp

Triple Cherry Crisp #SundaySupper

Yield: 6-8 servings



1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if you like)

¾ cup oat flour (gluten free if you like, all-purpose would work as well)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

½ cup walnuts

7 tablespoons vegetable oil


2 cups sour cherries, pitted

2 cups rainier cherries, pitted

2 cups bing cherries, pitted

½ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, stir together cherries, sugar, and cornstarch. Allow to sit while you prepare the topping.

In a medium bowl, stir together oats, flour, salt, sugars, cinnamon, and walnuts. Drizzle in the oil and stir until all the ingredients are moistened and crumbs form.

Pour the fruit mixture into an 8 inch square pan. If the mixture is extra juicy, do not add all the juice. Evenly distribute the crumb mixture over the cherries. Place on a baking sheet, in case the fruit bubbles over during baking. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden brown. This is best served hot out of the oven, but may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Eat cold or heat in the microwave until warmed through.

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  1. Triple the cherries = triple the fun! Or something like that. 😛 This is my cherry crisp dream come true.

  2. Wow. And I can only seem to find one type of cherry where I live 🙁 This seriously looks amazing!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Love your story too!

  4. The hubby may not like cherries, but I’d love to have this triple cherry crisp all for myself! It’s just beautiful, Laura!

  5. I love warm crisps for breakfast!! I’ve never thought to combine different kinds of cherries before…I am loving the mix here!!

    • Yes! I get everything ready the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. Such a great way to start a day!

  6. This looks AMAZING! I love cherries, and the thought of three varieties in one dessert is incredible.

  7. Debbie Eccard says:

    Oh, all three cherries! I bet it’s just the best tasting cherry dish ever! Love me some cherries…..

  8. Love cherries! And I’ve swallowed a pit, too. Not fun, but pretty harmless. Anyway, this crisp looks superb! Really good stuff — thanks.

  9. This sounds delicious! I’m not sure I can get all three types of cherry here, but I’m sure I could do a variation that would still be tasty!

  10. I agree, you can not go wrong with crisp. But, my personal favorite is hot out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream melting into the hot berries… Just sayin’ 🙂

  11. I don’t think I’ve seen sour cherries around here, but this crisp sounds so yummy I may need to hunt some down!

  12. Cherry crisps are just the best! I love that you used a few kinds of cherries. It adds such a nice depth of flavor, like using different apples in an apple pie!

  13. *Drool* you must know my weakness for cherries!


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