Cherries went on sale for an astonishing 1.88/lb at a local store so I HAD to snatch some up. I've done this recipe once before and really wanted to try it again. It is beyond delicious!!
adapted from: allrecipes.com
4 cups pitted sour cherries
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine the topping ingredients(except cream cheese). Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. drop pinched cream cheese pieces all over the cherry filling and then top with oat/sugar topping. (note: this is a LOT of topping for the amount of fruit but I'm a big fan of topping. if you prefer more fruit and less topping then just use half of it and save it for next time.)
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
The cream cheese almost gives it a danish feeling to it, and SO yummy. Top with vanilla ice cream to throw you over the edge. If you are maybe short on cherries, then you could go half and half with peaches or something like that.