Apricot, Cherry and Graham Cracker Crumble

APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE
While the official first day of Summer is June 21, I already feel like Summer has started with all of this gorgeous warm weather and constant reminders of sweet treats like ice creams, popsicles and fruit-filled desserts. So, with that, I’ve basically declared it Summer already and I’ve made that as the perfect excuse to make a dessert, including this Apricot, Cherry and Graham Cracker Crumble (who am I kidding though – for me dessert is a year round activity!).

I love the apricot and cherries together in this recipe due to the tart flavors. For once, this was a crumble that wasn’t overly sweet and, trust me, it worked!

Here’s how to make this Apricot, Cherry and Graham Cracker Crumble:

Step 1: Halve Apricots and Cherries,
Remove Pits from Fruit and Reserve

MAKING APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

MAKING APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

Step 2: Combine Fruit with Brown
Sugar, Cornstarch and Vanilla BeanMAKING APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE
Step 3: Create Crumble by
Combining Butter, Crushed
Graham Crackers, Brown
Sugar and Roasted Almonds

APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

Step 4: Place Fruit into Dish; Sprinkle
Crumble Topping on Top

MAKING APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

Step 5: Bake and Eat!

APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

What’s your favorite type of crumble?

Cheers!

APRICOT, CHERRY AND GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLE

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Classic Sour Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust


I became highly intrigued when I found this recipe for a Classic Sour Cherry Pie With Lattice Crust. Sour cherry “season” is technically in the summer; however, this recipe just looked too good to pass up. Since I couldn’t use fresh cherries, I had to utilize the options of either canned sour cherries or frozen sour cherries (the grocery store by my house only carried canned sour cherries). Using canned sour cherries was definitely not ideal; however, I was pleasantly surprised by the result. If using canned sour cherries creates a delicately tart, yet flavorful pie, I can only imagine what using fresh sour cherries would produce!

Step 1: Create Crust by Blending Butter, Flour,
Sugar, Salt, and Ice Water Together


Step 2: Roll Out Dough and Place in
Pie Dish; Cut Lattices


Step 3: Mix Sour Cherries Together With
Sugar, Lemon Juice, Vanilla Extract,
Cornstarch, and Salt; Place Filling in
Pie Dish and Alternate Latices Over Top


Step 4: Bake for 1 Hour and Enjoy!


I’m still in the process of perfecting the art of making pies. This time, the crust browned extremely fast during the first few minutes of cooking. Although it tasted delicious, I still need to practice how to perfectly brown the entire crust and lattices (instead of just certain areas).

Nonetheless, this was an amazing pie recipe that is definitely served best with ice cream. The sweet flavors of the vanilla ice cream create a nice contrast in comparison to the tartness of the sour cherries. I definitely will look forward to making this in the summer for future picnics and get-togethers!

Cheers!