Enjoy a simple dessert, Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp, from The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream!

Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

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Hygge is humble and slow, rustic and simple. That’s what I love about fall time recipes–they are on the edge of comfort, cozy and delish.

Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

Today I’m sharing a new dessert, Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp, from my friend Mary’s new cookbook, The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook.

You can order your own copy, HERE [Afflink]

These ingredients make this recipe to die for! Big cherries and a rich dark chocolate!

Mix together ingredients to make a crumbly crisp on top.

Bake and serve!

Easy Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

Savor the Flavors

A year ago we were in Denmark where we experienced hygge first-hand. Hygge encompasses all five senses, so food is a big piece of “cozy.”

We enjoyed beverages such as glögg (Scandinavian mulled wine), and hearty dishes such as pie, pastries, and porridge.

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Today’s dish is truly a “comfort” recipe. I mean, when you mix cherries and chocolate together, how can it not be irresistible?

Any type of comfort food, really—will help you achieve the ultimate hygge moment. So today I’m sharing a fun hygge menu.

Tasty Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

Hygge (cozy) menu

The Best Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

There’s something satisfying about creating a cozy, hearty meal for keeping these chilly days at bay.

Nobody knows this better than the residents of Scandinavia, who deal with more wintry darkness than most of us. We know, because it rained almost the entire time we were in Denmark. It was dark and dreary. But man, the food was good! [Read my 2 posts, here, on Denmark.]

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Recipes to warm your soul

Hygge is a Danish word that means, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” It applies to all aspects of your lifestyle, from food to furnishings to fashion.

As the leaves are falling (I’m looking out the window right now and see them drifting through the air), and mornings are chilly, keep Mary’s recipes in mind to warm your soul all season long.

The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook

Mary’s third cookbook, The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook, is all about dessert. When dinner is over and you’re craving something sweet to end the day, this is the cookbook you’ll want to have with you in the kitchen.

With only a handful of common pantry ingredients and 5 to 15 minutes of hands-on prep, you can pull together an impressive dessert in very little time at all. These dessert recipes have been streamlined to be fast and simple, while still producing a show-stopping result.

Order the book, HERE [Afflink]

Congrats, Mary!

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Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp

from The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 16 oz frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with butter.
  • To make the filling, place the cherries in a large bowl. Add the sugar, almond extract, cornstarch, and salt. Stir to combine and then pour the filling into the prepared baking dish. Scatter chocolate chips over the cherries, to create an uneven layer, with plenty of dips for the crisp topping to fill.
  • To make the topping, stir together flour, oats, almonds, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Sprinkle topping over the fruit. Bake for 28 minutes, or until crust turns golden brown. Serve warm from the oven. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired!
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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Cherries and Chocolate Almond Crisp Recipe