This weekend I attended a bridal shower for one of my San Diego besties, Tessa!
We met at the University of Oklahoma alumni bar in San Diego a few years ago and have been Oklahoma sports fanatic besties ever since!
Being a true Oklahoma girl, her favorite things are bourbon, bacon, butter, beer and football, so I combined 3 of the 5 in this delicious dish for her bridal shower brunch!
Lets be real, it doesn’t get much more decadent than bourbon soaked fresh cherries, topped with a butter, bacon, brown sugar crumble! This recipe was made for those deliciously indulgent weekend breakfasts!
4 cups fresh sweet cherries (pitted)
- ¼ cup bourbon
1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp agave nectar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup bacon
¼ cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup cold butter (diced)
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Begin by pitting the cherries and adding them to a large bowl with the bourbon.
Add the cornstarch, agave nectar, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.
Place the cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the oats, bacon, flour and brown sugar.
Mix together then add the butter.
Use your hands to combine the mixture into a crumble and add on top of the cherries.
Bake for 1 hour.
I’m not going to lie, it’s as good as it sounds… maybe better!
♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon to make this recipe vegetarian.