Whether it's the cherries that grunt as they bake, or people in satisfaction, this comforting dessert gets a jump-start on top of the stove. Serve warm with a drizzle of heavy cream or a scoop of frozen yogurt.
6 to 8
In large saucepan, bring cherries, juice, sugar and cornstarch to boil over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until clear and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Turn into ungreased 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish.
In medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; work in butter. Stir in milk until combined into soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls over hot cherries, leaving areas uncovered. Sprinkle dough with almonds. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until bubbly and topping is golden, about 35 minutes.