There is always something about a layered dessert that I love. Maybe, it is how visually appealing the different layers look. This recipe has layers of crunchy buttery crumble, sweet and sour cherry compote and freshly whipped cream.
This is slightly different from a classic crumble. It begins with making a cherry compote. For the crumble, I used plain flour, quick oats, cinnamon, butter and sugar. I baked it separately to a beautiful golden brown color.
When you dig into it, you get different textures in your mouth at one go. The crunch from the crumble with the sweet and sour cherries and to cut through all of that is the soft whipped cream. This dessert is yet another example of simple yet decadent.
Here’s my cherry crumble parfait.
Total : 35 Mins
Baking : 25 Mins
- Plain Flour – 3/4 Cup
- Quick Oats – 1/4 Cup
- Butter – 2 Tbsp
- Cinnamon – 1 Tsp
- Sugar – 1/4 Cup
For Cherry Compote:
- Pitted sour cherries – 1 Cup
- Sugar – 4 Tsp
- Cherry juice from the jar – 1/4 Cup
For Whipped cream:
- 30% Fat Cream – 1 Cup
- Vanilla Bean Paste – 1/2 Tsp
- Sugar – 3 Tbsp
To make the cherry compote :
In a saucepan, add cherries, cherry juice from the jar and sugar and cook them on a medium heat until the cherries become soft and the juice thickens and reduces by half.
To make the crumble :
- In a bowl, mix plain flour, oats, sugar and butter. Their texture should be like dry sand.
- Bake this mixture at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes or until the crumble gets a lovely golden brown colour. Allow it to cool.
To make whipped cream :
In a bowl, add chilled cream, sugar and vanilla bean paste. Whip until it reaches the soft peak stage. If you are whipping cream by hand, make sure that the cream is chilled. Doing so will fasten the process.
To assemble :
In a glass jar, for the bottom layer, add the cherry compote. Then spoonful of soft whipped cream. Next comes the crumble layer. Top that with whole sour cherries, whipped cream over it and finish the top most layer with the crumble.
Eat it right away or chill it for a while. It tastes good either way.