|350 g||jarred pitted morello cherries (drained weight)|
|175 g||sugar (divided)|
|2 packages||vanilla sugar (divided)|
|35 g||vanilla custard powder|
|3 tbsp||cherry jam|
|4 tbsp||sliced almonds|
|butter for greasing|
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add flour, sugar, half of the vanilla sugar, salt, and butter to a bowl and knead into a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until the cherry filling is done.
Drain the jarred cherries and reserve the liquid. Add a little of the cherry liquid to a bowl, then the vanilla custard powder and the remaining sugar. Whisk until smooth and cook in a saucepan according to the custard powder package instructions or until thick. Fold in the cherry jam, remaining vanilla sugar and drained cherries. Season with lemon juice to taste.
Grease a springform pan with butter, then add two thirds of the crumble dough, and press down to flatten into the base, pressing upwards aroud the edges to create a crust that reaches halfway up the side of the pan. Pour in the cherry filling and cover with remaining crumble dough. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
Bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 45 – 50 min. or until the crumbles on top are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cook down before serving. Enjoy!