bothering (bothering) wrote in vegancooking,

real simple french cherry crumble

I needed a quick and easy dish to take to my mother's for christmas, and found this simple dessert recipe on recipezaar. it's a french cherry crumble and is a whole lot less fancy than it sounds- I imagine you could throw this together if you're craving cherry pie but don't want to put forth a ton of effort with rolling out dough and making pretty lattice tops.

it can be thrown together in a pinch and satisfies a sweet tooth pretty well!

French Cherry Crumble

2 cans cherry pie filling
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup soy margarine

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Put cherries in shallow casserole dish.
-In a bowl, combine flours, sugars and cinnamon.
-Cut in the margarine with fork or pastry blender until nice and crumbly.
-Spread the mixture over the cherries.
-Bake for 25 minutes.

Can be served with soy ice cream.
Crumble can also be made with peaches, tart raspberries, blackberries or fruit filling of your choice.

I edited this some because the original recipe suggested non-vegan ingredients as alternatives to vegan ones ("can be served with tofu ice cream or dairy ice cream" and "soy margarine or butter for non vegs"), but everything else is true to the initial version.

also, I still prefer cherry pie but would recommend this as an alternative or shortcut if you're in a hurry. I think I was expecting something similar to a crisp, and the topping on mine didn't much resemble one. I thought maybe I had cut the margarine too long or too much- it just didn't look golden. I baked it for the initial 25 minutes and it didn't look done to me- still very light and flour-y looking. I put it in the oven for another ten minutes or so, checking it a couple of times. convinced that it had done all the crumbling it was going to do, I removed it and let it cool. it tasted fine and I got several compliments, so it was a success! I'm a master of french cuisine and it only took what seemed like a few minutes.

my question: are crisps and crumbles actually different? maybe I just shouldn't have envisioned an apple crisp when I had a recipe for something other than one- go figure!
Tags: desserts-cobblers/crumbles, ethnic food-french, fruits-cherries
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