Preserved Amaretto Cherry Crumble

What You'll Need

  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • fork for mixing
  • baking sheet
  • 4 ounce or half pint Ball Quilted Jelly Jars
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1/4 cup almonds, ground coarsely in a mortar and pestle
  • 4 cups Amaretto cherries

In this recipe we used the last glistening jars of Amaretto Cherries that we preserved last June. We sure hope you have another few jars of these lurking in the pantry...

We also tested this recipe with a mixture of Strawberry jam and Blackberry jam and it was delicious as well, however significantly sweeter. Any preserved fruit would be just wonderful used in this recipe.

Baking and serving in the mason jars adds a nice touch. Plus less dishes to wash!


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

1) Prepare the crumble.

In a large mixing bowl, place the finely cubed butter, sugar, and flour.

Toss together with your hands or mix with a fork but do not blend into a uniform dough; you want a mixture that resembles coarse sandpaper.
Add the almond extract.
Add in the ground almonds and granola, and toss to mix.

crumble recipe2) Fill your jars

Spoon the cherries equally between the jars. We like the regular mouth half pints, or the 4 oz jelly jars pictured here.
cherry crumble
Top off with the liquid from the cherries.
Spoon the crumble over the cherries and place in the oven.

3) Bake

Bake for 20 or 25 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown.
jam crumble

4) Serve

Serve warm, right out of the jar, perhaps topped with ice cream, creme fraice or mascarpone cheese.
blackberry jam crumble

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