How To Make A Cherry Crisp On A Traeger

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This sweet treat is simple, easy and flavorful. Add in the wood fired flavor from you Traeger and you have a show stopping dessert. Let a Chef walk you through how to it's done the easy and effective way for your pellet grill.

2020 Ace Recipe - Traeger Cherry Crisp with Sweet Cream

Yield: Serves 6-8 People     Prep time: 20 Minutes     Cook time: 35-45 Minutes depending on desired doneness


Cherry Filling
  • 4 Cups - Frozen Cherries (Pitted)
  • 1 Tbsp - Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup - Granulated Cane Sugar
  • ½ Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp - All Purpose Flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp - Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp  - Allspice
Crisp Topping
  • 1 ¼ Cups - Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup  - Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp - Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp - Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Stick - Salted Butter (room temp)
Sweet Cream
  • 1 Cup - Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup - Granulated Cane Sugar
  • ½ Cup - Butter Milk (full butter fat)
  • 1 Tbsp - Vanilla Paste or Extract                                                                   

Cooking Directions

  1. Load pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets, ignite Traeger and set temp to 385˚
  2. In a medium sized stainless steel bowl, mix all the ingredients for the cherry filling
  3. Place the cherry filling mixture into the cast iron skillet
  4. When Traeger is at temp of 385˚, place the 10.5 Cast Iron Skillet into the Traeger
  5. Allow the cherry filling mixture to come up to temp and simmer, stir occasionally until mixture has thickened, approx. 15-20 minutes
  6. In a separate bowl mix together the crisp topping ingredients and with both hands work the butter into the oats and flour to make a crumble style topping
  7. Mix the flour mixture well and set aside
  8. Carefully, with heat proof gloves, remove cherry filling from the Traeger and place on heat safe surface
  9. Top with the crisp topping and return to the Traeger
  10. Bake at 385˚ for approx. 10-15 minutes or until topping is to your desired doneness
  11. Remove from the Traeger and rest for 15 minutes
  12. In a separate bowl mix together the, Sweet Cream ingredients and with a whisk, mix until fully incorporated. Place in the fridge to keep cold until needed.
  13. Scoop and serve with Vanilla Sweet Cream

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