Tart cherries are in a league of their own. With their unique flavor, you can use this delicious fruit in so many different ways. Enjoy these scrumptious sweet and savory tart cherry recipes.
From the juice to the fresh cherries themselves, people have hundreds of recipes to use the different parts of tart cherries. Knowing how to treat this fresh fruit is the key to getting the best out of it.
With a bit of tender loving care, fresh tart cherries can turn into sweet delights with their unique flavor. Discover thirty-one ways to transform tart cherries into amazing desserts and dishes.
For many people, their first instinct is to use tart cherries for desserts like fruit crisp or a nice tart cherry galette.
Since they’re fruits, the natural sweetness and wonderful tart flavor in tart cherries makes them a great dessert ingredient.
Tarts, cakes, pie crusts and cocktails are all great ideas for a sour cherry recipe. But there are other places it can be helpful this cherry season!
Many savory dishes benefit from its presence. The sweet tartness acts as a great contrast for savory meats and cheeses.
If you have a punnet of tart cherries in your fridge, it’s time to grab your cherry pitter and act!
Discover these favorite cherry desserts and savory recipes that show you the best of what tart dark cherries offer.
This is a slow-churned ice cream that requires an ice cream maker. Before starting on your mixture, freeze the ice cream maker bowl overnight.
Keep a freezer-safe container on hand for the finished ice cream!
Don’t have any heavy cream on hand for this recipe? Check out these best heavy cream substitutes!
Baking a crisp recipe with a crumbly topping and cherry mixture is so much fun. It’s less hassle than pie, but you get the same delicious result. This is a great recipe to whip out for the 4th of July!
It’s also gluten-free and vegan so everyone can tuck into this tasty crisp. The key to a great crisp is lots of butter on top of the crumble, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, so make sure you’re generous!
This recipe is straightforward if you use store-bought phyllo dough. The tart cherries turn pink as you stew them in the pot. Once baked, slicing through the crust reveals them in their glory!
These bars have a rich, buttery crust and tasty crumble on top to make them feel pie-like. The real hero, of course, is the cherry filling. The idea is to create a jam-like filling that can be set on its own.
Try making these in advance! They keep super well, so they’re great for a next-day potluck party.
The brussels sprouts offer some crunchy freshness, while the bacon and cherries contrast each other. The result is an addictive slice that will pull you back for bite after bite!
The best part is that you can enjoy this frozen yogurt in as little as ten minutes! Blitzing frozen cherries means the yogurt is ready to enjoy right away. No ice cream maker is needed.
Each guest gets their portion so everyone can try a little bit of everything. The tart cherries feature right at the center of the jar. They make all the salty and creamy elements pop.
The perfect cherry pie filling and crunchy pastry will have your guests in awe of your baking skills. Bring this as a holiday offering, or cook it up for Christmas dessert next time.
Plus, it takes only twenty minutes to prep! What’s not to love?
The light twist of lemon in this cherry filling makes it sing. The lemon and cherries combine to create something so vibrant. It tastes like a summer day in a tart shell!
You can serve this as a side dish, a main, or even a shared appetizer. The tart cherries help bring out the earthy flavors in the squash and quinoa.
This is one of the most mouth-watering Thanksgiving or Christmas recipes your guests will love.
You can keep leftovers fresh for up to three days! That’s what makes these great as party favors or gift bags. Whip up a big batch ahead of time and hand them out to your guests to make them smile.
This is a lot like enjoying apple sauce with your pork. It lightens the meal, breaking up the intense flavor and letting you enjoy it for longer. I call that a win-win situation!
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These cookies are so simple. So, they’re great for enjoying some quality family baking time.
Shape each little heart with tiny thumbprints and fill them with either homemade or store-bought cherry jam. Super simple and delicious.
In this case, the double cherry jam packs these blondies with tart sweetness. The slivered almonds on top are perfect for adding some crunch. Best of all, you can freeze them to enjoy later!
These blondies are the perfect things to bake when you’re bored!
All you need is a food processor to make these ice pops happen. They come together in no time and freeze faster than a whole pint of ice cream. So you can enjoy them even sooner!
These golden waffles are super easy to whip up on a Sunday morning. Serve with a whipped cream smile and a drizzle of cherry syrup for an extra flavor kick.
Digging into a bowl of this crumble is so comforting. There are so many textures to enjoy. The cherry flavor hums through it all, pulling all the elements together into a perfect bite.
This is an incredible occasion cake that looks complex but is quite simple to make. The tart cherries on top of the smooth custard are a match made in heaven.
Enjoy all the flavors of a luxury dessert in the form of a healthy smoothie. This recipe is one for the history books. It somehow captures that amazing chocolate and cherry flavor but makes it healthy!
Since this is a smoothie, you can whip it up in almost no time. Make sure you use pitted cherries to keep your smoothie maker from combusting!
These cherry and white chocolate blondies are super fudgy and sweet. The tart cherries help reign in all that sweetness. So, in the end, you have a perfectly-balanced blondie ready to be enjoyed.
The cherries and blueberries in this cobbler make a perfect pair. The biscuit-like crust on top traps all the flavor inside a layer of fantastic crunch.
Every spoonful of this is like sinking into a warm blanket. It’s that comforting!
Bring this out to impress your guests for afternoon tea or dessert. It can be served warm or cold, so it’s great all year round. This is a simple, refined dessert you can make with ease.
The real hero is the filling. The tart cherries hiding inside the scone are soft and fruity. In the spectrum of scones, finding one that could beat this would be tough!
The brie and phyllo pastry add crunch and creaminess, while the cherries are a burst of tart sweetness. You can whip these up quickly with some store-bought phyllo cups.
So, reach for this recipe when you need something tasty, simple, and refined!
Have some extra phyllo? Make any of these tasty phyllo dough recipes!
Swirl your jam through cakes or drizzle it on pastries for a sweet kick. This is a great place to start if you’ve never made jam.
The recipe is super easy, and you don’t need many elements.
Every mouthful has the perfect balance of textures and flavors. This dessert is delicious no matter what time of year it is. But it would be extra good come Christmas!
The trick to these little pies is to use ramequins instead of an outer crust. That way, you can save yourself much time on the assembly.
While the cake takes an hour to bake in the oven, it takes only ten minutes to prepare. Plus, if you have cherries on hand, the rest of the ingredients will be easy to find in your pantry.
This recipe has a little trick to make the cherries extra good. By soaking them in rose wine, you can plump them up while adding fragrance.
This recipe requires a churner to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. However, many no-churn versions allow you to achieve the same effect.
Our final recipe is a little off the beaten track. It’s not a dessert or a treat… It’s a sleep aid. Tart cherry is known for having medicinal properties that help us get deep sleep.
While it’s not a guarantee, these gummies are easy to make and try! Pick up a mould for them, or just cut them into squares. No matter the shape, these gummies taste great.
- 1. Cherry Pie Ice Cream
- 2. Sour Cherry Crisp
- 3. Cherry Strudel
- 4. Cherry Pie Bars
- 5. Brussels Sprouts Pizza with Cherries and Bacon
- 6. Cherry Chia Frozen Yoghurt
- 7. Charcuterie with Pickled Cherries
- 8. Homemade Cherry Pie
- 9. Cherry Tart
- 10. Stuffed Acorn Squash
- 11. Cherry Fritters
- 12. Venison Steaks with Cherry Sauce
- 13. Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
- 14. Double Cherry Bakewell Blondies
- 15. Cherry Ice Pops
- 16. Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles
- 17. Fresh Cherry Crumble
- 18. Cherry Cheesecake
- 19. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- 20. Cherry White Chocolate Blondies
- 21. Cherry Blueberry Cobbler
- 22. Cherry Clafoutis
- 23. Sour Cherry Chocolate Scones
- 24. Brie and Dark Cherry Phyllo Cups
- 25. Sour Cherry Jam
- 26. German Sour Cherry Cake
- 27. Mini Cherry Pies
- 28. Cherry Almond Cake
- 29. No-Churn Tart Cherry Nut Ice Cream
- 30. Black Forest Ice Cream
- 31. Tart Cherry Gummies
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Tart Cherry Recipe!
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