Our love of cherries began when we lived in the mitten state and visited the National Cherry Festival (yes, there is such a thing). Since then you can count on two things: (1) Every trip back to the mitten state means a cooler full of frozen tart cherries, and (2) Monthly deliveries from the Grand Traverse Fruit Co. of dried cherries.
Here are some of our favorite recipes & tips for working with cherries:
Best Cherry Pitting Tip – We love cherries, but hate pitting them. Here’s a easy and no-mess approach to pitting cherries. Get directions here.
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling – Delicious and free of food dyes. Love this pie filling. Get the recipe here.
Sweetheart Cake - this cherry and chocolate cake would be perfect for your Valentine’s Day! Get the recipe here.
Cherry BBQ Sauce – Made with sweet or tart cherries, this BBQ sauce is excellent through and through. Get the recipe here.
Cherry Bars – These bars are delicious and while the original recipe racked up 240 calories and 9 grams of fat. The better-for-you version uses white whole wheat flour and takes the calorie count down to 100 cals and 1 gram of fat. Get the recipe here.
Soft-Baked Oatmeal Cherry Cookies – Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Cherry Bark – This stuff is good. And addicting. Get the recipe here.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars – Get the recipe here.
Cherry Balsamic Skillet – Get the recipe here.
Cherry Coffee Cake – A family favorite. Get the recipe here.
Do you like cherries? Black & sweet or red & tart?
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