Mom’s Cherry Crisp

This is the such a yummy recipe.  It is so good you’d never guess it was so easy.  I don’t even know if the recipe is written down anywhere.  My Mom used to make it when we had surprise guests come because it is so quick and it only has 3 ingredients!  I love it because I always bake on Sundays….but more often then not I am out of eggs or milk or some other necessary ingredient that I would need from the store (yeah I know, y’all are much better planners than me and would never run out of such necessities, but hey it’s me we’re talking ‘bout here:).


2 (#2) cans of cherry pie filling

1 yellow cake mix

½-1 stick of melted butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 350*.  Grease an 8×11 cake pan and pour the cherry pie filling until it covers the bottom of the pan, it will not be very thick.  Crumble dry cake mix on top.  Melt the butter and pour over the top of the cake mix (not every inch will be covered but you will want most of the top covered with the melted butter).  Bake for 20 min or until golden.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream…………yum.

I usually sprinkle crushed pecans on half of the pan, I love it that way, but some people don’t like nuts.  So nuts: optional.  

I’ve also had it with a can of drained crushed pineapple mixed in with just one can of cherry pie filling, but I’m always out of that too!!  Besides this is how my Mom makes it……and I’ve been homesick, so this was Sunday’s dessert.

As T would say, Easy Peasy .

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