As soon as we got home, Dylan pulled out his cherry pitter and pitted 4 C of cherries for dessert.
Then we just needed to decide what to make.
Cherry pie was an obvious choice as was Clafoutis. Then I remembered a Croatian Cherry Cake with Maraschino Liqueur. I also considered some Cherry Hand Pies.
In the end, I decided to make a Chocolate-Cherry Crisp. I still have more cherries, so I guess I'll get to make something else this week.
4 C fresh, pitted cherries
2 T flour
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
6 T butter
1 C flour
1/3 C organic, granulated sugar
1/4 C ground almonds
1/2 t ground cardamom
Mix the cherries and flour together until the cherries are well-covered. Pour them into a pie dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the cherries. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all of the crisp ingredients together with a pastry cutter until combined and crumbly. Top the fruit with the crumble and bake until the filling is bubbling and the crisp beginning to brown. It might take 50-55 minutes. Serve immediately, or while still warm.