6 Tbsp. butter
1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
6 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
2 heaping cups fresh pitted cherries
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
2 Tbsp. butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove pan from heat; stir in oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt until a dry, crumbly mixture forms. Press 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9" square pan, making a firm, even layer.
3. In a bowl, combine cherries with sugar, flour, and almond extract. Layer cherry mixture on top of crumb crust.
4. In a food processor, plus almonds, oats, and butter. Add to remaining crumb mixture in the saucepan. Sprinkle on top of cherry mixture. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature...possibly with ice cream on the side!
adapted from All Recipes