Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cherry Season Recipe Roundup

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, drinks and desserts, cherries are a perfect sweet and tart addition to your summer. Here I have collected up a baker's dozen of cherry recipes to excite your taste buds and keep you satisfied. All of these recipes offer a unique twist on cherries that is sure to delight! Packed with antioxidants, melatonin, and essential vitamins, cherries are said to aid muscle recovery, help you sleep, and can even reduce gout.


Here in Northern California, our local cherry season is relatively short, from the end of spring to mid-summer, so we try to get as many cherries in as possible in those 6-10 weeks. With something this good, can anyone blame you for eating the whole bag?

1. Almond Crusted Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Sauce by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

2. Flatbread Pizza with Cherries by Healing Tomato

3. Roasted Duck Legs with Cherry Porter Sauce by The Beeroness

4. Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel and Caper Slaw by Finger, Fork, and Knife

5. Cherry-Mint Spritzer by Almost Bananas

6. The Cherry Fling by Putney Farm

7. Cherry Pie Smoothie by Jonesin' for Taste

8. Cherry Limeade by Laylita's Recipes

9. Cherry and Coconut Chia Pudding by Fearless Dining

10. Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

11. Cherry Bomb Cake from Food is Love Recipes

12. Honey Ginger Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Cherries by Carrington Lane Bakery

13. Sweet Cherry Empanadas from Cassandra Monroe

Of course, don't forget about my Sweet and Spicy Pickled Cherries, with hints of star anise, ginger, and spice. These things pack a bit of a wallop!

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  1. This is a fabulous recipe roundup. I can't wait to dive in. I stumbled this so others can see how fun it can be to use cherries in their cooking. Thank you for including me!

    1. Thank you Sandi! I don't think people realize the full potential of cherries, they are for more than dessert!

  2. Looks fantastic. Great job.

  3. You did a GREAT job with all the cherry recipes. I can't imagine how much time and effort you must have put into it, but, it is so well done! All those collages look so good together.

    1. Thank you! And I'm dying to try your flatbread with cherries, I think it would be fantastic on my rosemary pizza crust!

  4. Renee I'm just seeing this now, what a beautiful cherry round up. I love how you put it all together and some really yummy recipes. Thanks for including me in this masterpiece!


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