Cherry Crumble in a serving tray.

Cherry Crumble

Easy Cherry Crumble recipe!! Low in sugar (thanks to the natural sweetness of cherries) 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry crumble, crumble recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Samantha


Fruit Base:

  • 5 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and grease the bottom of an 11" x 9" deep sided oven-proof dish

  2. In a large bowl mix together cherries, sugar, vanilla extract, cornstarch*, and salt. Place in pan.

  3. In another bowl mix together oats, sugar, salt, vanilla extract. Add melted butter and mix together with your hands until lumps form. Place on top of fruit.

  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until crumble top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes

* Cornstarch is a thickening agent and is somewhat optional. I like the way juice from the fruit get all sticky and thick in a crumble which is caused from the thickening agent. If you're not into cornstarch and don't mind a more runny fruit base then by all means skip the cornstarch.