fresh pitted cherries
2in a small bowl combine pitted cherries, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons tapioca. stir together until cherries are coated evenly.
3place 1 cup of cherry mixture in 6 individual sized baking dishes (pint sized mason jars will work, use the wide mouth jars) or you can bake one big batch in a 8x8 dish. set aside.
4in a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the crumb topping.
5combine oats, brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, chopped pecans and melted butter.
6stir until the mixture becomes wet and crumbly. even distribute the mixture between the 6 dishes (or spread evenly across the 8x8 baking dish).
7place individual sized baking dishes on a baking sheet to help prevent any spills in your oven and for easy transport in and out of the oven.
8bake for 40-45 minutes. let cool slightly before serving.