Quick Cherry Crisp recipe



1/3-1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 cups frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries

1 cup crumbled shortbread cookies

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds, toasted 

Ice cream (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. In a large saucepan, sprinkle cornstarch mixture over cherries; stir to combine. Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, thoroughly combine crumbled cookies, butter, and nuts
  3. Divide cherry mixture among four dessert dishes. Sprinkle cookie mixture over cherry mixture. If desired, serve with ice cream.