Learn how to make Cherry Classic, one of Rita's recipes for wow saturated and trans fats.

Cherry Classic


  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter-oil blend, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Grate 1 teaspoon zest from orange. Squeeze orange to get ¼ cup juice. Set the zest and juice aside.
  2. Heat an 8-inch cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Add oats and cook until toasted, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add almond flour, brown sugar, melted butter, almonds, flaxseed and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture clings together in coarse crumbs, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Combine cherries and cornstarch in skillet. Stir in reserved orange zest and juice. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  4. Sprinkle reserve topping over cherry mixture.