© Hector Sanchez
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 15 MIN
Serves : 6

At NYC's Vandaag, chef Phillip Kirschen-Clark uses beer in everything from cocktails to desserts. Kriek—lambic beer fermented with cherries—intensifies the fruit flavors in these crisps.  More Fruit Desserts

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a bowl, mix the pitted and dried cherries, beer, honey, vanilla and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375°. Butter six 8-ounce ramekins and set them on a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 3    

In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, nutmeg and cardamom. Stir in the melted butter. Press the topping into clumps.

Step 4    

Spoon the cherry filling into the ramekins and sprinkle with the topping. Bake for about 30 minutes, until browned and bubbling. Serve the crisps warm or at room temperature.

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