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Our Top Cherry Recipe Picks

By Kate Rowe, June 25, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe
Fresh cherries are such a summer treat that sometimes it can be hard to consider doing anything with them other than eat them straight from a bowl. But fresh cherries make a sweet addition to any part of the meal. Try some of our favorite recipes for making cherries the star of the meal. Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon Cherries and almonds, a classic pair, make a delicious salad combination with tart arugula and fragrant tarragon. Creamy Cherry Dip Serve this rich and creamy dip – surprisingly dairy-free – alongside strawberries and grapes or sliced kiwis, bananas and pineapple for dipping. Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Cherries and Mint With just five ingredients and five minutes, you can put together this elegant and tasty appetizer. Also try it as a snack or dessert, or serve it as a fresh summer take on a weekday breakfast. Quick Stovetop Chicken Cutlets with Fresh Cherry Salsa You can also spoon this family-friendly salsa over pork chops or baked tofu, or serve it with tortilla chips in place of standard tomato salsa. Stir in chopped jalapeños, if you like. Salmon with Caramelized Cherries Serve this salmon over steamed kale or flake it over spring greens and baby spinach and toss with the caramelized cherries for a protein-packed salad. Summer Cherry Pie Our version of this summer classic uses whole wheat pastry flour and ground cinnamon in the crust. Some of the folks who’ve tasted this declared it the best cherry pie they’d ever had! Consider investing in a cherry pitter and enlisting some helpers—don’t be daunted, but this pie starts with 2 pounds of fresh cherries that need to be pitted. No-Cook Cherry Vanilla Pudding with Lemon Wafers Warning, chances are high that you’ll get hooked on this very simple pudding. No worries if your guests aren’t the biggest tofu fans—we bet they’ll be too busy asking for seconds to notice that the pudding is made from silken tofu. Cherry Compote with Mascarpone Make a quick compote of cherries, wine and orange juice to serve over mascarpone or on its own. Cherry Almond Smoothie This may be the perfect way to kick off a summer day—cherries, almond milk, almond butter and honey. Cherry-Cucumber Coolers Top off these fun coolers with sparkling water or sparkling rosé wine, your choice! Sangria Coolers This cool sipper is so lip-smacking good that you'll be tempted to make a second batch even before the first is gone. Change it up by adding other seasonal fruits. Add ice to the blender if you want grown-up slushies. What are your top cherry recipes? Please share ideas in the comments below!
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David Ehrlich says ...
I think it's great that you are publishing this list of cherry recipes, now that they are so available and inexpensive. After my first cherry pie, I made some cherry biscuits -- add a little suger and extra flour to a standard biscuit recipe, but I think halving or quartering the cherries is a good idea. Tonight I am going to cook a pork loin with cherries and mustard. I can't wait to try out the salmon with caramelized cherries.
07/01/2010 1:21:21 PM CDT
Erika Rogers says ...
So very easy .. Since I live in GA and it's peak cherry season there's lots to do with cherries but everyones favorite is of course cherry cobbler .. Sugar free of course.. In saying that the Kindness Revolution is here and I would make cobblers for the meals on wheels program. They are always looking for donations ..10 pounds will make a lot of small cherry cobblers..
07/06/2010 8:39:04 AM CDT
cherry lover says ...
cherries are the best remedy for inflammation especially the montmorency cherry
07/08/2010 11:25:12 AM CDT
L. Hee says ...
Pickled cherries in white wine vinegar and brown sugar for eating later in the season.
07/09/2010 3:37:06 AM CDT
Beverly Morris says ...
The fruit I miss the most in winter is CHERRIES! I would freeze about 2/3 of them, then bake two fresh cherry pies with the other 1/3, and give one of them away to an elderly man in our church. With the frozen ones, I'd make pies, pancake topping, and add them to winter fruit salad. They would also be great served as a cooked topping made with dry mustard and added sugar, poured over baked chicken or pork tenderloin. Bon appetit!
07/09/2010 4:18:27 PM CDT
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