Do you love cherries? Then this post is for you! Actually, if you’re a fan of any type of warm fruit crisp (with ice cream melting on top) then this post is for you. In addition to a deliciously easy Cherry Oatmeal Crisp recipe, read on to hear the highlights from my recent trip to the Traverse City, MI Cherry Festival. Don’t forget to Share and Comment.
Inspiration for Cherry Oatmeal Crisp
The idea for this Cherry Oatmeal Crisp started with Father’s Day. We were having a family gathering at my parents to celebrate. My assignment was to bring the dessert. I was having a busy week hosting out-of-town family, so I needed an easy recipe. After some quick research, I found this little gem. It uses canned pie filling and an easy to make topping. Just top the warm Cherry Oatmeal Crisp with vanilla ice cream, or serve at room temperature with whipped cream. Or eat it like my Dad does, with both!
If you’re interested in making your own cherry filling, check out this cool method for pitting cherries. If you’re not a cherry fan, no problem! Just select a different type of pie filling.
As I initially mentioned, I recently attended the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI. This was my 2nd trip to the festival, but the 1st trip for my brother Jeff and sister-in-law Bridget, who were joining us. If you’ve never vacationed in this area before, I highly recommend it. In addition to the Cherry Festival, they have dozens of vineyards, microbreweries, quaint towns to stroll, farm stands selling fresh produce and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (think sand dunes several stories high!)
Enjoy some of the highlights from the Cherry Festival and our wanderings around the vineyards and towns located on Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay.