800g cherries, stoned (or 2 x 480g bags frozen cherries, defrosted)
90g golden caster sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
¼-½ teaspoon almond extract (to taste)
225g ready-made crumble topping or mix 310g nutty granola (I like Udi’s gluten-free Almond Vanilla Flavour Granola)
4 amaretti biscuits, crumbled
1 Heat the oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C/mark 5. Place the cherries in a mixing bowl and stir in the caster sugar, cornflour and almond extract. Spoon into a wide gratin dish. If you pile the cherries too deep, they won’t cook.
Mix together the crumble topping, granola and crushed amaretti, and spread evenly over the cherries. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, covering the dish with aluminium foil if it is starting to brown too much, until golden brown.