Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ these adorable individual desserts are great for summer entertaining because you can prep the jars ahead of time and bake them during dinner. Let your guests shake up their own whipped cream!

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream

My ultimate fantasy is to be able to cook whatever I want without ever having to think about recipes at all.  That’s why crisps and crumbles appeal to me so much.  You really don’t even technically have to measure out your ingredients, and once you’ve made a few you can just do it by eye.  Small variations in the mix don’t matter too much, they all come out good.  Customize these Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles for one, two, or a whole crowd.

Mason jars ready to fill with Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

I threw these mini crumbles together in small, wide mouth mason jars.  You can even make them ahead and bake them when you need them. It makes for great portion control, and the cuteness factor counts for something, too.

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles ready for the oven.

Any summer fruit will work in these jars, just be sure to chop up the fruit in small pieces so it will fit in properly.  I don’t add anything to the fruit but a squeeze of lemon juice, a little cornstarch (for a hint of thickening) and almond extract.

Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ whip it up right in a mason jar!

 And here’s the perfect topping—mason jar whipped cream—just fill a pint sized jar halfway with heavy cream, screw the cap on tightly, and shake for 5 minutes.  You’ll know when it’s done because the ‘sloshing’ noise will stop.

Fun and easy Mason Jar Whipped Cream

 Uncap and enjoy!   I like my whipped cream plain., but you can add a bit of sugar and vanilla to the cream in the beginning if you like.

Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~A delicious and fun way to make your own whipped cream, right in a Mason jar!

The crumbles bake for about 25 minutes until they’re golden on top and you can see the cherry filling bubbling away down below.

Mason Jar Cherry Crumble, a delicious individual dessert baked right in a Mason jar!

Love cherries?  Try my SWEET CHERRY ALMOND BARS…you can use fresh, frozen, or even canned cherries.  And after that, you need to make CHERRY LEMONDADE POPSICLES ~ everybody goes crazy for these!

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

Yield: makes 4 jars

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cherries
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 Tbsp old fashioned oats
  • 8 Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Pit the cherriesand chop them up into quarters. Put them in a bowl and add the lemon juice, cornstarch and almond extract. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Make the crumble topping: Put the oats, flour, sugar and almonds in a small bowl. Add the chilled butter and mix together using your fingertips. You want to incorporate the butter and create a nice chunky crumbly texture. Keep mixing until no more dry flour is evident, and the butter has been thoroughly mixed in.
  4. Spoon the cherries evenly into 4 wide mouth 8 oz mason jars. Sprinkle the topping over each one. Mound the topping over the cherries, it will shrink down as they bake.
  5. Set the jars on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the topping is golden and the cherry filling is bubbling away.
  6. Let the jars cool briefly before serving because they will be hot.
  7. Serve with whipped cream.
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For the Mason Jar Whipped Cream:
fill a pint sized mason jar half full with cold heavy cream.
Add a Tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of flavoring if you want.
Cap the jar tightly and shake for 5 minutes, or until you hear the ‘sloshing’ sound stop.

notes:

  • Cherry pitters make life a whole lot easier, you can find them here.
  • I used these mason jars, the size is just right and the wide mouth makes for easy eating.
  •  I made this recipe easily divisible so you can even make one jar at a time, if you want.  Multiply it for a crowd.

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ fun individual desserts baked right in Mason jars!

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream

 

8 Comments

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  • Reply
    grace
    July 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    i don’t know how i feel about this mason jar craze, but i love the crumbles!

  • Reply
    vanillasugarblog
    July 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I NEED to get some mason jars!
    I have none.
    I just love these, so darn cute!

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    Nantucket Daffodil
    July 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    What a great idea! Perfect for the fourth of july!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    June 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    What a great idea – great if you have to transport too. Good exercise shaking that cream!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    July 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

    I love individual desserts; these crumbles are the perfect bite!

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    Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    July 1, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Love your idea for these desserts! Love the portion control idea part especially!

    Hopefully I’m all set with bloglovin!!!

    I just re-read your beautiful post on Leo, isn’t it amazing how our pets are part of our families.

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    belleau kitchen
    June 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    The word that springs to mind is lush! Happy Sunday xx

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