Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Panera Bread Restaurant Recipe
6 cups pitted cherries, coarsely chopped (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, unbleached
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 cups cookie crumbs from Panera Bread Toffee Nut Cookies (3 to 4 cookies)
1/2 cup cold butter, unsalted, cut into pieces
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cherries with the sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Coat a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Spread the fruit mixture in the dish in an even layer.
Place the cookie crumbs in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until cut into crumbs. Add the oats and pulse just until combined. Spread the cookie mixture evenly over the fruit. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 to 30 minutes longer, or until the top is crisp.