Tangy-sweet cherries make an easy and healthy snack, but there’s so much more to these summertime stone fruits. Whether baked into pies and cobblers or cooked down into a sauce, cherries lend themselves to a myriad of uses. These recipes are jam-packed with delicious ideas for pies, cobblers, salads, tarts, sorbet, and so much more. Without further ago, here are the best ways to cook with these scrumptious stone fruits.
Cherry And Pistachio Rugelach
For these adorable Cherry and Pistachio Rugelach, you can switch out the cherry preserves and dried cherries for another fruit that comes in both a spread and dried form, such as apricot, currant, or blueberry. For finishing touch, sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
It’s hard to believe there’s anything you can do to make a creamy French cheese any better than it already is, but we found a new way to take it to a new level. As the summer beats on, you can still keep this party starter on the roster—just exchange the cherries for the most seasonal fruit: nectarines, plums, peaches, and blueberries all make a delicious pairing.
Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Sweet Spiral Biscuits
Fresh apples and frozen cherries create the ultimate marriage of sweet-tart flavors in this kid-approved dessert. Gluten-free spiral biscuits take the place of the traditional drop biscuit dough used to top cobblers. Perfect taste for crowd dessert on any occasion.
Fresh Cherry Galette
The galette looks and sounds fancy, but with its free-form shape, it’s ridiculously easy. Rainier cherries have pale, creamy flesh and are larger and sweeter than Bing cherries. If you opt for another variety, add an extra tablespoon of sugar.
Black Forest Cherry Cake
The original cake has many layers; our streamlined version is easy to assemble and doesn’t sacrifice any flavor or presentation panache. The heavy cherry filling may cause the cake to sink slightly in the center once assembled, but it won’t detract from the stunning presentation—especially once it is aglow with birthday candles.
Smoked Cherry Bombs
Some flavor fireworks and fun surprises help light up the Fourth, and this whimsical dessert delivers. We free the main ingredient, maraschino cherries, from the cocktail garnish tray, and flavor them with cherry wood smoke; then we wrap them with a creamy almond filling in buttery layers of phyllo.
Cherry season is short and sweet, so savor these bright and juicy stone fruits while you can. Don’t be hesitate to serve the dessert with all about cherry things. Your family or crowd will love it.