Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Countdown to Christmas - Cratchit's Crumble Pie

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Desserts in our house are considered to be Christmas fare if they are red or green. Some folks consider that to be a bit of a stretch, but we are easy to please, and I view it as a kindness for red and green desserts that simply don't get enough play during the rest of the year. This simple pie may not make the cut for a formal Christmas dinner but it would be a perfect  addition to a game day spread come the 1st of the year. It is delicious, ridiculously easy to make, and I do hope you'll give this effortless recipe a try at some point during the holiday season.. The pie falls into the tart-sweet category and if you enjoy your desserts barely sweet, you'll love this one. Here is how this remarkable pie is made.

Cratchit's Crumble Pie
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Taste of Home magazine


1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cans (15 ounces each) pitted tart cherries, drained
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 large Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
Streusel Topping
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2) Combine sugar, flour, cherries, sour cream, egg and almond extract in a large bowl. Spoon into the pastry shell. Bake for 20 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, make topping. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling. Cover edges of crust to prevent over-browning.
3) Continue baking for another 25-30 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour, then refrigerate. Yield: 8 servings.

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Beverly said...

You convinced me. My husband loves cherries, and I will give this a try.

Lenia said...

This is such a wonderful pie,Mary!Love it!

From the Kitchen said...

I'll be happy to "let them eat pie" as easy and delicious as this sounds!


Jenn S said...

Simple and delicious?? That's my kind of pie!!! Looks decadent!!

David said...

Mary, I love pie and this one sounds and looks luscious! Any fruit pie is really enhanced with crumbles... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Big Dude said...

Your sure are proving a fine assortment of baked items to choose from.

Jeannie Tay said...

I am here to drool over your lovely bakes again Mary, just looks so delicious! Love the crumbles on the top .

Ginny said...

My daughter-in-law would love this, she once ate a whole cherry pie as a chlld.

Alessandra said...

Yes only one week to go now, I am baking like crazy! I am sure you are too Mary!


Red Nomad OZ said...

Sounds AMAZING!! But it's cherry season downunder NOW - so I'll save it until the fresh cherries are done! Can't wait to see some green desserts??!!

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