29 July 2012

Pistachio Cherry Crisp

Every month I have about 3 magazines I read. They are woman’s health, self and fitness. I love these magazines. They give me a lot of ideas and advice on exercising and food.

So the other day I was at the grocery store I bought myself the new Self magazine. I love this one because it always has great stories with woman going through the same weight issues as most of us. They are true and give great advice. Plus they always have great looking recipes in them. I found an amazing looking cherry recipe I knew I had to make!

What’s better than a fresh cherry crisp? I mean it is delicious and made the healthy way. It’s probably more calories than most people want to eat for a dessert but if you’re having or going to a BBQ/summer party this is perfect. I just know you guys are going to enjoy this one. My in-laws loved it so I know you’re going too! Enjoy!

Servings: 6
Total time: 15 prep, 24 cooking

Recipe adapted from Self magazine
§  5 cups pitted cherries
§  ½ cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
§  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
§  1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
§  ½ unsalted pistachios
§  1/3 cup rolled oats
§  1/8 cup chopped walnuts
§  ¼ teaspoon salt
§  4 tablespoon butter, melted

1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9in pie pan.
2.       In sauce pan mix cherries with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, lemon juice and1 tablespoon flour. Heat about 10 minutes
3.       In a food processor, pulse together remaining brown sugar, flour, pistachios, oats, walnuts and salt until nuts are finely chopped.
4.       Stir in butter to sugar mixture.
5.       Place cherries in pie pan then sprinkle sugar mixture on top.
6.       Bake about 23-25 minutes, until cherries are bubbly. 

     Nutritional Information
1/6 of crisp
Calories:  250
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 35g
Protein: 4g


  1. I wish I saw this yesterday. We just polished off a basket of cherries at the dinner table last night. I washed up a huge bowl and a bunch of us ate them naturally. Now I have to buy some more cherries to make this :)

  2. MMm. pistachios and cherries sounds amazing! And any kind of crisp is always a hit! Thanks!

  3. Wow! Great recipes, great blog. I found you in the sponsors at the life of a not so ordinary wife, and will be a new follower!

  4. Yummy! I love cherries and never get them I think I will def have to after reading this! Darn should have grabbed some at the farmers market saturday guess I have to go again haha thanks for sharing this great recipe!