Ground Cherry Crisp

Ground cherries.Ground cherries can be eaten raw, on salads, on ice cream, or in preserves. Cameron, a former work exchange member, tried out a ground cherry pie. Because making pie crust can be daunting, I turned the recipe into a ground cherry apple crisp instead and it was very tasty.

Ground Cherry Crisp


  • Apples cored, peeled (if desired), and chopped
  • Ground cherries skins removed
  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter


  1. Use equal parts ground cherries and apples. Mix together and place in a glass baking dish.
  2. Mix together oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, to a consistency that holds together slightly and can be crumbled with the hands. Spread over apple-ground cherry mixture. 

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes and serve hot or warm.