We always raid the cherry trees after Gabe's birthday party. This year was no different! 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 Crisp 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 u
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