• 34 Ratings

Reminiscent of a fruit crisp, this sweet-tart dessert upends the usual proportions of jammy filling and buttery oatmeal crumble to great effect.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Simmer apples, cherries, and cider in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally, until fruits are softened and plump, about 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Let cool.

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  • Coarsely chop fruit. Combine with 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and reserved cooking liquid.

  • Whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, salt, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs range in size from peas to gum balls. Press 4 cups of oat mixture into bottom of prepared dish. Spread fruit filling on top, leaving a 1/4-inch border on all sides. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture on top.

  • Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let cool in dish on a wire rack. Cut into 24 bars.

Cook's Notes

Bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reviews

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 1