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What Would You Do With a Case of Cherries?

Congratulations to Kati, Chantal, Rachel, Miriam & Rebecca! Thank you everyone who participated in this; your answers were alternately amusing, heartwarming and scrumptious! That’s right…a whole case of cherries! We’re giving away a case of cherries to five randomly selected winners and we want to know what you would do with a whole case of cherries. Now, you may ask, how much is a case? It’s a LOT.  Say, about 10 pounds. Enough to fill a kitchen sink. Make five cherry pies. Hold a cherry pit-spitting contest for the whole gang. Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably enough to make it happen…and more. So, get busy thinking about what you would do with a case of cherries and enter your comment below by July 14th. Stumped by the bounty? We shared our Best Cherry Recipes and some of our food blogger friends sent over their favorite cherry dishes as well. These are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Now, let us know what you would do with a case of cherries in the comments by July 14th and, who knows, you just might be lucky enough to win! Note: These are red Washington cherries and will be shipped directly to you from our farmer partners. Depending on availability and quality, they may be organic or conventional.

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Missy says …

Mmmmmmmmm.....after my family ate a ton of cherries and more cherries, I'd whip up a few cherry pies & cherry cobblers! Top with some homemade cherry ice cream and you have a delightful and delicious dessert!

Molly Shearer Gabel says …

I WOULD EAT THEM!!!!!! If I had 10 lbs of cherries, first I would just eat cherries until my fingers & teeth were the wrong color BECAUSE I LOVE CHERRIES. Then I would give big piles of cherries to my friends who love cherries. Then I would make pie. I have all kinds of recipes for cherries but I probably wouldn't even look at them - I would just make beautiful delicious cherry pies (I make very good pie crust). Then I would give people cherry pies. Well... maybe I would look at some other recipes. I know! I could invite all of my friends over for a barbecue & besides the pie, dessert would be grilled cherries with some fig vincotto. And some chocolate pound cake, with cherries! Hell, now my mouth is watering. I'm going to take a nap & dream about cherries,

Sarah Godwin says …

If I had a whole case of cherries, I'd make a bunch of pies and then have a pie eating contest with all my friends and family. Or I would find as many cherry recipes as I could and try to use them in as many different ways as I could find. Or maybe I would invent something new!

jody tarrant says …

If I wonyour contest for a case of cheerys.WOW..this would be great....First I would share somewith my mom...and then search out many recipes(I seeyour web site has many)and start fixing them up,,,also the great taste of them just by themselves..I also would be doing my body a favor. for its been said tobe good with aches and pains etc.....plus the healthy fact that they are good for you...Yes they would be appreciated and enjoyed...hope to win...thanks!

Phillip says …

I would make 100% pure cherry juice.

Donna Hall says …

With a case of cherries I would use them to make cherry preserves to give to friends and family as gifts, another part could be used to make cherry tart/pies (2 or more if it looked like I would have enough cherries, I would freeze some for later and then the rest would be great to eat fresh or used to make new recipes using cherries. I used to make a topping for my pork chops with cherries and am sure there are even more recipes I could find on the Internet now. My whole family loves Washington cherries. We might even have a big get-together so we could talk, eat great food and enjoy eating cherry desserts.

S M Ogburn says …

I would put on my 'best' walking shoes. I would find my biggest wicker basket. I would fill my biggest wicker basket with my case of cherries. I would take off walking in my 'best' walking shoes with my biggest wicker basket filled with my case of cherries. I would take off walking in my 'best' walking shoes with my biggest wicker basket filled with my case of cherries and stop, smile, and share a cheery with every person I met on my cheery-o cherry adventure. I would cherry-ish the memories from my cheery-o day --always. Cheery-o!

SHellyne says …

I would find every cherry recipe I have and make every one!

melanie l says …

i would share some, and them cut a bunch and freeze for summer snack, then make some cherry ice cream!

Kristina Hartsuck says …

I would make jam, preserves, freeze some for the sad off-season :-(, cherry oat cookies & of course a pie or two! There's NOTHING better than fresh sweet cherries!!

Connie Govea says …

I love Washington cherries! I have a sister who lives there and whenever I visit - she always make sure she has a fridge full of cherries (especially Rainier cherries, as those are my faves) for me to snack on. If I got a case full of cherries, I will definitely eat as much as I can, then, bake a cherry pie for my 7 year old granddaughter who just recently discovered cherry pies are awesome, and, maybe, just maybe, share with my friends.

Mel says …

I'd bake cherry pies, cherry cobblers, and any other cherry thing I could!!! And I'd sit and eat them. I love cherries!!

Lisa nicholson says …

I would give them to my 8 year old daughter, she loves them!

Roxanne says …

My toddler, and every other one I know, inhales cherries faster than you can pit them! So I'd host a Cherry-pitting Race for mommies and daddies. "Step right up! Can you beat the toddler? How many cherries can you de-stem and pit in two minutes?!"

sarabeth says …

i'd make cherry pies for the patients at the dialysis center!

Christina Surette says …

After washing the cherries, I would bring the case to my daughters' swim practice and let all the kids take a handful.

andrea says …

We love experimentation. This year we are very much into preservation - so I think we would make cherry vinegar and also make things like cherry chutneys and other sauces. I love canning things in the summer for use in the winter when there is just no fresh local fruit to be had.

Diane says …

I'd make cherry vanilla milkshakes for all my friends! Yum :)

lori ritter says …

I would make cherry pies, cobbler & jam! YUMMY!!!!!

Susan Sunderman says …

If I was fortunate enough to be selected one of the winners of a case of cherries I would hold a large party and share all the recipes that are a part of my childhood-one spent surrounded by cherry orchards, shaking cherries etc. Perhaps then they might see just one of the many reasons why Leelanau County/Traverse City hold such a special place in my heart.

Rebecca Pederson says …

I would throw a party with cherries being the celebration. I would have a medley of drinks made up with the star being cherries, cherries, cherries galore. Cherry limeades, cherry mojitos, margaritas and daquiris. I would have to infuse vodka with some delicious cherries and serve that with any medley of mixers. We would then feast on cherry cobbler, cherry pie, fruit salad served in a watermelon with of course a cherry yougart dip. Chips and cherry salsa. A nice summer salad with cherries tossed in. I could go on and on...with ten pounds of cherries the possibilities are abundant. If i had any left over from my cherry shindig i would have my mom teach me to make cherry jam and do some canning so we could enjoy them throughout the year!!! Yummy!

Hollie says …

I would share them with my friends and family and save enough to bake at least one pie!

Janet Vincent says …

I would do three things: First, I would can whole cherries in a light sugar syrup (so I could enjoy them at Christmas... yum!). Secondly, I would make cherry jam and share it with my family and friends. And third, I would make fresh cherry cider, just like my mom used to make when I was a kid.

Amanda says …

I love just eating them as they are or on top of a salad, but I would definitely make smoothies with them. Cherry smoothies are one of my favorite things. I enjoy baking as well though, so cherry cupcakes, muffins, and breakfast bars as well as drying some of them for granola. Now I'm dreaming of cherries!

MEIAN says …

If i have a case of cherries, i will have a CHERRY PARTY & invite my friends to come along & join me !! x

Elizabeth Kivowitz says …

I would give some to my friends, then I would make 4 cherry pies with it... Freeze two of them.. and then jar the rest of the cherries so they don't go bad.. so I can use them for yummy treats the rest of the year!!!!

Frank Ballabio says …

Serve them as part of my World Cup final party. You can nervously eat cherry after cherry as a way to calm down for the full 90 minutes. Better than other "nervous" food like popcorn or peanuts.

Stefanie says …

I would make a cherry pie, eat them raw, and put them in my breakfast cereal.

Kim E Riffle says …

I would eat them fresh, share with co workers and friends and make cherry sorbet with agave nectar! YUM! Cherries are my FAV! Pick me! :)

Katie says …

First, I would eat half the case all by my lonesome. Standing in my kitchen. Afterward, I would make cherry compote to top homemade rice pudding, Michigan Cherry Squares, a double crusted cherry pie, cherry preserves, and with the remaining cherries...smoothies galore!

Shannon says …

I would take them to my neighbor's house and ash her to show me how to can them and make pies! I would share them in canned, pie and raw form with my friends and family.

Bev says …

I'd put them in Sangria!

andrea farnk says …

I would make cherry pies w homemade lattice crust....and guess what??? I never made cherry pie cause I usually eat them up b4 I get to it....by winnong a case I would have enuf 4 both

Lisa Schultz says …

Cherry Pie, Cherry Cheesecake, Cherry Muffins, cherry compote and pork chops, cherries cherries cherries!

kim says …

I would bake cherry pies for all my friends at work. With budget cuts the way they are, it would certainly brighten up their day!

Amy says …

I'm into food preservation, so while we'd eat a bunch fresh, I would freeze most of them for later use. Sweet cherries in oatmeal in December...yum. I'd replenish the jam stores for my cherry-loving son.

Aijalyn Kohler says …

Honestly, my kids would probably eat them all before I got to do anything with them.

Brenda says …

When they were on sale, I bought a case and made bing cherry preserves, cherry syrup (which I served on crepes with mascarpone) and cherry salsa... all turned out great. If I won a case, I would make homemade maraschino cherries and pit and freeze some for eating or smoothies. :o) Yum!

Margaret Kramar says …

Make some cherry pies, cherry jam, dried cherries, freeze some and eat some. Yum!

Howell says …

I would eat some right away. I would put some in a blender with yogurt and make smoothies. I would make cherry muffins also.

Nancy Keep says …

If I had a case of cherries I would make old fashioned cherry conserve ( with whiskey) and can it for the church harvest bazar in October

Elena says …

I'm up for the challenge! Cherry smoothies, chocolate-cherry ANYTHING, cherry frozen yogurt, cherry muffins, cherry cookies and just plain cherries are at the top of my list!

Lori Williams says …

I would make lots of pies and perserves and then give them to family and friends!! I would also eat plenty of them in their natural state!!

Maggie says …

I'm sure we would eat most of the most of them fresh, but I love canned cherries!

Michele says …

10 lbs of cherries--- 8 lbs.off to the senior nursing and assitant living --facilites like that generally have not money left in their budgets for fresh fruit and especially cherries--and what better memory to evoke for a senior than the sweat taste of summer in a cherry-- 2lbs to bake and make cherry brandy

Chris Little says …

I would wash, dry, (eat many :))and freeze them. Then, I would give them to my husband of 39 years, who so graciously makes us a yogurt, whey protein, and fruit smoothie every morning before we leave for work. What a Sweetie!~

Alexis says …

Aside from how many I would eat by the handful, I would love to try the cherry pancakes a friend recently suggested. I also have a home business where I have clients coming to see me, I would definitely be sharing with them... wouldn't that be a great take home gift after a spa treatment! :D

Amanda says …

Ooh...cherry cobbler, for sure...and I'd get to try making so many new recipes!! That is, if I can manage not to eat too many of them plain...mmmmm.

Kate Battistelli says …

A whole case. WOW. I would eat a bunch fresh, (my husband adores cherries!) I would share a bunch with the moms at the single mom's ministry where i volunteer and then I would can a bunch for Christmas presents. Just last week I made a fabulous Cherry-Amaretto jam. So, I'd make more of that, then make some spiced cherry jam and some cherry-orange conserve. Also probably some cherry pie filling and then whatever is left over, I'd freeze! Oh, wait-I'd make cherry vanilla ice cream too and maybe a little cherry sorbet thrown in for good measure! If there were any left after that, I'd throw them in a nice chilled glass of Prosecco and toast Whole Foods for giving me 10 pounds of cherries!

KAY RAINS says …

I WOULD DIP THE CHERRIES IN CHOCOLATE,,,AND SHARE WITH CO WORKERS...

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