Raw Cherry Crisp with Chia and Dates

Raw Cherry Crisp with Chia and Dates

By: Whole Foods Market®

Sweet cherries get a flavorful topping made from dates, almonds and nutritious chia seeds. This is a superb fresh dessert, yet it is healthful enough to serve for snacks.


  • 2 pounds (about 8 cups) cherries, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds


Toss cherries with vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the orange juice. Spoon into an 8-inch-square dish and smooth the top. In a food processor, combine dates, almonds, chia seeds and cinnamon and process until coarsely ground. Pour in remaining 1 tablespoon orange juice and pulse until combined. Spoon chia mixture evenly over the top of cherries and serve, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

Nutritional Info

Serves 8. Dairy free, low sodium, raw, vegan, vegetarian, high fiber, wheat free.

Per Serving: 220 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 27g sugar), 5g protein

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