Allen’s Bing Cherry Crisp


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Allen’s Bing Cherry Crisp
Yields: 8 - 10 servings

1 c all-purpose flour
¼ t baking powder
¼ t baking soda
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c quick-cooking oats
½ c (one stick) butter, softened
~ 5 c fresh Bing Cherries, pitted
1 c sugar
2 T margarine or butter
1 T lemon juice, or to taste, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and oats. Add the brown sugar, and mix until uniform. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or your hands. It should have a mealy texture, similar to coarse sand. Set aside.
Mix the cherries with the sugar, margarine or butter, and lemon juice in a 5 qt Dutch Oven. Place the pan over medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Add the topping over the cherries. Press the topping down gently with your hand, being careful not to press your hand down into the cherries. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving.
This dessert just begs for some ice cream!