Bourbon Cherry Skillet Crisp

How to make Bourbon Cherry Skillet Crisp

The weather is warming, but the fresh fruit hasn’t quite arrived, which makes this Bourbon Cherry Skillet Crisp, using frozen cherries, perfect for spring!

Bourbon Cherry Skillet Crisp Recipe

Yield: 10-12 servings


For the filling:

  • 3 lb frozen cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • pinch salt

For the topping:

  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 10 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp bourbon
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving


Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 350°F.

Combine the filling ingredients in a bowl. Toss to incorporate. Transfer to a greased Lodge Logic 12” cast iron skillet.

Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl. Mix well by hand to incorporate. Distribute the topping evenly over the filling.

Bake until the topping is lightly browned, about 45-60 minutes.

Whisk together the icing ingredients. Drizzle over the crisp. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

This is really easy. Toss the filling ingredients together and dump them in your skillet.

Then assemble the topping and crumble it over the cherries. That’s it! Into the pit and in 45 minutes, dessert is served!


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