Grandma’s Cherry Flop {traditional and gluten free recipes}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Grandma's Cherry Flop recipe is a favorite family dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 361 kcal
  • Fruit filling ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh sweet cherries pits removed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Topping ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour *
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • * Gluten-free alternative:
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the cherries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently, for 12- 15 minutes, until the cherries have softened and the sugar water has thickened a bit. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond extract.
  2. While the cherries are simmering, stir together the sugar and butter in a medium size bowl. Whisk the milk into the bowl with the sugar and butter, then add the flours and baking powder. Pour the batter into a 10" square or 6 cup casserole dish. Spoon the cherries across the batter and then drizzle with the syrupy water from the saucepan.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean without any wet batter on it. Scoop the warm cherry flop into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!