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2 lbs fresh cherries – washed, pitted, stemmed and cut into thirds
juice of one lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an 8" or 9" square baking dish with nonstick spray.
Mix cherries and lemon juice in large bowl; set aside.
In a stand mixer*, combine flour and sugar. Fit with paddle attachment and turn on lowest setting. Add cubes of butter, a couple at a time, until butter is slowly incorporated and mixture resembles wet sand. Take one tablespoon of mixture and blend completely into cherries. Pour cherries into prepared pan. Top with crumb mixture, using hands crush & sprinkle into pebble-sized crumbles. Bake until cherries are bubbly and hot, about 45 minutes. If desired, broil on low to brown the top. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
*This step can also be done by hand. Incorporate butter cubes, a couple at a time, and crush with hands until sandy texture is achieved. Makes eight servings.