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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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Linda Cunningham says …

Definitely would make cherry pies with lattice tops and have dessert party. I would serve the pies with vanilla ice cream in the cool of the evening

minta says …

i would create a cherry-vodka & serve it as i throw a pool party for my neighbors who dont have a pool .....so everyone can be more comfy here in az =)

Adam Renz says …

MMMM MMMM my most cherished of the summer fruits. I would hands down make my white chocolate and graham cracker cherry ice cream and a summer cherry cheese cake that my grandma used to make when I was younger. I also am a big fan of muddling cherries and mixing them into some mean summer libations for the poolside moments!

Elisabeth says …

I would host a cherry themed cookies ala iron chef! How delicious. I already know that I would make cherry goat-cheese cheesecake.

sarah says …

i would make a batch of cherry mead!

Sonia says …

Probably share it among the family members to find something to do with it. Cherry pie sounds good right about now, probably some other sweet treats!

Ted says …

Wine

Jamie says …

I'm afraid I'd eat them until I made myself sick, recover for a few days, and then repeat!

debbie pereira says …

pies...lots and lots of pies

mandiesmithsegura says …

Oooo- I'd probably share with my mother-in-law, & make a tart! :)

Becky says …

Since I live alone (therefore couldn't get through that many cherries too quickly) I would *love* to freeze some of the cherries to pull out this fall/winter, when they are no longer in season. I have a blog where I post various vegan recipes I try and enjoy, so I could have a hay-day with cherry desserts. Also, I'm training for a fall marathon, so am trying to load up on healthy carbs in the form of fruit - so I would be eating a lot of them as my afternoon snack!

Ashley says …

I would throw a cherry pie party... by which I mean, everybody would have to get dressed up in 80's-style clothes, I'd play Warrant's "Cherry Pie" on repeat, and we'd make cherry pies.

Valerie Lagauskas says …

Pit and soak some in Bourbon with just a hint of cinnamon, make cherry jam, dry some and store for future use and Make pies, of course.

Betsy says …

I'd make 100% homemade cherry garcia ice cream!

Jed says …

If I won a case of cherries, I would experiment with making classic variations of cobbler and then invite my friends over to try them. Obviously, a classic cherry cobbler would be one of the options, but beyond that, I'd bake a cherry brown betty, a cherry crumble, a cherry pandowdy, a cherry buckle, and lastly, as someone born in Boston, I'd have to make a cherry grunt on the stovetop!

David says …

There is so much to do with a Case of Cheries!!! First I will start to eat a couple like this just run them under water and eat a whole load of them. Then, I would make a puree of others to add to yogurt or ice cream as a kind of coulis or a kind of marmelade to pump up the nature yogurt Finally, I would make a 'Clafoutis au cerises' and share it with my colleagues at the office... and hopefully wow them off their socks!

Phyllis says …

Why, bake a whole bunch of cherry pies, Billy boy Billy boy!

eyetod says …

I would just sit and eat them all, I love cherries... I would dry the seeds out and start my own organic cherry orchard, then educate kids from schools and the people in the community the advantages of sustainable food production.

jo says …

I would donate the cherries to a local food pantry. I just purchased cherries from Whole Foods the other day, so I know they are delicious and would be appreciated.

Kay says …

I'd definitely share them with friends and co-workers, also try out some baking recipes with them!

Michelle says …

I just bought Ball's Blue Book guide to preserving. I would can up that crate!

sher says …

well, first i'd buy me a pitter... i'd make jam. i'd make a pie. i'd make some coffee cake with cherry filling. i'd probably puree them and make some cherry shakes. and i could go on... are they organic?

Michelle says …

I have 6 children at home, all under the age of 7, so we would definitely have PLENTY of uses for 10lbs of cherries! They would go straight to the freezer and be used for tons of healthy kid snacking!

Jeff says …

Would definitely cook them up into some jam and ice cream topping. Would also put some into a vodka-lemonade infusion, and of course enjoy many of them fresh....mmmmm. Love cherries.

uncleJAFO says …

Same thing I did yesterday, make Bitchn Berrys BBQ Sauce !!

Trisha says …

I would definitely make cherry jelly so I can enjoy the cherries all year long!

Leslee says …

Put up a few jars of cherry jam...and save a few for just eating.

Kelly says …

I would eat half of them and freeze the rest for a later date. Cherry nut muffins sound good.

Ariane Buffum says …

Ohhh Cold cherries! On this hot summer day i would eat them after keeping them in the fridge for a bit. Cold Cherries eaten outside on a porch is a wonderful summer activity. Simple and wonderful!

Marta Romaniak-Dlugosh says …

Cherries - well we would eat as much as we could whilst they were still fresh and juicy so for 2 or 3 days, eat eat eat. Then I would also start pitting them to make Cherry Pyrohy (Perogies) they are the best!!! If there are any cherries left over (which I doubt) I would freeze them - but not for a long time! Would use them all up for dessert toppings. Can't wait!

StephanieTBS says …

I would make Cherry smoothies and I have been wanting to try my hand at cherry pie!!!

Sam says …

A whole CASE?? Hmm, let's see...I'd eat some, and give some to my brother, and probably make the rest into various baked goods. And preserves. And perhaps eat some more. My brother and I are suckers for fresh fruit, so I honestly don't know how many would be left to bake with! Hehehe...

Jamie says …

I would make them into one or more of these and then can them to continue using long past cherry season: cherry glaze (for ham or pork), cherry pie filling, cherry ice cream/dessert topping.. Oooh cherry cheesecake.

izzy says …

I would make cherry cobbler for my friends, family, and [some] coworkers!

Amanda Graeser says …

BE IN HEAVEN!!!!!!!

Jennifer says …

Make some pies and a whole lot of sangria!

John says …

I am a BBQ/Grilling fanatic and with a case of cherries I will experiment with new cherry based recipes and will share the results with Whole Foods blog readers and twitter followers

James Ren says …

Cherry stuffed duck breast, plenty of cherry jam, cherry pie, cherry bread pudding, cherry bbq sauce glazed ribs, and eat a bunch of them raw!!

Bonnie says …

I would make pies and give them to our veterans.

Ann says …

I'd pit and freeze enough to make myself a cherry pie the next time my family comes to town ... but first on July 17 my husband and I have rented out our neighborhood pool for a party just "Because we can". It's been a rough year with a cancer diagnosis, the sudden death of a young friend and we've had so much support and generosity from family and friends that we want to celebrate the blessings we have ... and cherries for a speed spitting contest with about 100 of our friends would be a great and memorable party!

Molly says …

I'd put them in a bowl and have a neighborhood party. Nothing say summer like cherries and friends!

L. Michelle says …

I simply faint at the thought of winning a case of cherries!! I really really really do. I LOVE cherries!! If I won a case of cherries, I would: 1. Make cherry pies for my office 2. Share with my cherry loving friends 3. Indulge in as many as I could!!

JoVonn says …

I would share some with neighbors, then I would make cherry handpies, cherry sorbet, and cherry syrup (to make my own cherry limeade).

Charles says …

I'ld attempt to make every cherry related whole foods recipe I could until they went bad.

Mary El says …

Freeze them and eat them as a healthy snack every day till they disappear, mmm!

gretchen mayer says …

One of the best things and one of the few fruits I can NOT live without is the almighty CHERRY!!! If I won a case of cherrie...I would share it with my Amish neighbor who makes by far the best cherry pie and jam. I have a culinary degree and have been a chef for 25 years...nothing no pie I have ever made can match hers. The other 1/2 I would let myself anf my sons go nuts over. They Love cherries almost as much as I do . Though I think they like that I allow them to spit the seeds out across the lawn more. Thanks!

Catherine says …

I would make a cherry pie and with the rest well I'd make cherry preserves!!! : D

Cynthia says …

Those sound fantastic! I would probably put some up as preserves, bake a few cakes, make chocolate-cherry ice cream, and share with my friends! :D

Amy S says …

I'd use them to make preserves for Christmas gifts, throw them in smoothies and heck, even enjoy some cherry scones!

Mary Walilko says …

Yummy! What I would do with 10 lbs of cherries -- I love cherries and would eat a lot of them raw. I would also use cherries to make home-made cherry chocolate chip ice cream. I would can most for the cooler months and savor them for as long as possible.

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