19 tasty Cherry Recipes to cherish (sweet and savory)

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Is there anything as good as fresh cherries? Probably not. But what are you going to do with all the cherries you just bought before they go bad?

These cherry recipes will help. There is a variety of sweet and savory cherry recipes.

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Yummy Cherry Recipes

Before you whip up these cherry recipes, you may need a cherry pit removal tool like the popular one below.

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Some people choose to just use a chopstick to poke the pit out. Whatever works for you.

19. Cherry Pie

Cherry pie from scratch
Cherry Pie from scratch (Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Recipes)

Oh my, doesn’t this look incredible!

If you want to make a cherry pie from scratch, check out this recipe from the website Sally’s Baking Recipes.

Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a timeless dessert.

18. Cherry Smoothie

Blend cherries with yogurt, a banana, and a splash of almond milk for a nutritious and tasty smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast or a midday snack. You could use some vanilla-flavored protein powder instead of yogurt.

17. Cherry Cobbler

Cherry cobbler recipe
Cherry Cobbler (Photo credit: JoCooks.com )

Whip up this cherry cobbler using fresh cherries by following this recipe from JoCooks.com

16. Grilled Cherries

Cherries on a Grill (Photo credit: FakeFoodFree.com)

Grilled cherries? Seems weird right.

The picture above is from the article “Grilled Cherry Mezcal Cocktails” from the website FakeFoodFree.com She used the cherries in a cocktail but you could drizzle the grilled cherries with a balsamic glaze for a simple and elegant appetizer.

15. Cherry Salsa

Spicy Cherry Salsa (Photo credit: GateauGato.com)

Combine chopped cherries with red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice for a sweet and spicy salsa.

It’s great with chips or as a topping for grilled chicken or pork.

Want the ratio and complete directions? Get the recipe from GateauGato.com here.

14. Cherry Jam

Make homemade cherry jam by cooking down pitted cherries with sugar and lemon juice. This is delicious on toast or in desserts year-round.

Want to follow a recipe? Here is an option, and here is another one (this one uses apple juice and pectin too).

13. Cherry Salad

Cherry Couscous Salad (Photo credit: CookieAndKate.com )

Think salads are boring? This cherry and couscous salad will make you think again. Check out the recipe from CookieAndKate.com

Don’t want couscous in it? You could try tossing pitted cherries with mixed greens, goat cheese, toasted almonds, and a balsamic vinaigrette for a light and flavorful summer salad.

12. Cherry Ice Cream

Blend up some cherries, cream, sugar, and a hint of vanilla to make a rich and creamy homemade cherry ice cream.

Toss it into your ice cream maker and let it mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If you want to try your hand at a dairy-free Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream, check out this recipe from Cuisinart.

11. Cherry Galette

Sour Cherry Galette (Photo credit: HowSweetEats.com)

Create a rustic cherry galette by arranging pitted cherries on a sheet of pastry dough, folding the edges over, and baking until golden brown. It’s a beautiful and tasty dessert that goes excellent with some vanilla ice cream.

On the website HowSweetEats.com she uses sour cherries to create her galette. Click here to get the recipe.

10. Cherry Chutney

Cook cherries with onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices to make a savory chutney that pairs wonderfully with grilled meats and cheeses.

Want to know what spices to use to make it a little “spicier”? Check out this recipe from TasteOfHome.com

9. Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins (Photo credit: LittleSunnyKitchen.com)

Fold chopped cherries into muffin batter and bake for a fruity, moist treat that’s perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.

Want to make the muffins in the picture above? Click here to get the recipe from LittleSunnyKitchen.com

8. Cherry Sorbet

Blend cherries with a bit of sugar and lemon juice, then freeze in an ice cream maker for a light and refreshing sorbet.

Don’t have an ice cream maker? That’s okay, check out this recipe from ChefNotRequired.com for an easy sorbet recipe.

7. Cherry Pancakes

Add pitted and chopped cherries to pancake batter and cook as usual.

Serve with maple syrup for a delightful twist on a breakfast favorite.

6. Cherry Bruschetta

Cherry Ricotta Bruschetta (Photo credit: KevinIsCooking.com)

Doesn’t this sweet and savory appetizer look delicious.

Want to make it for your next party or gathering? Get the recipe here.

5. Cherry Tart

Bake a cherry tart with a buttery crust and a filling of pitted cherries.

You can use store bought tart shells or make your own.

Do you want to follow a recipe? Check out this one from bake-eat-repeat.com

4. Cherry Cookies

Cherry Cookies (Photo credit: anItalianInMyKitchen.com )

You know, I don’t recall ever having cherries cookies before. But these ones from the website AnItalianInMyKitchen.com look so good, I’ll have to add them to my “To Make” list.

3. Cherry and Chocolate Croissants

Chocolate and Cherry Croissants (Photo credit: SomewhatSimple.com)

These croissants look so good. Stephanie from SomewhatSimple.com says you can make them using a canned cherry pie filling if you want a super-quick dessert, or you can make your own cherry pie filling and use that.

Click the picture above to check out her recipe.

2. Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake

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Easy Cherry Dump Cake (Photo credit: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

Jamie from the website Scattered Thoughts of Crafty Mom makes this easy cherry dump cake.

Wondering how to make this easy dish, or perhaps wondering what a dump cake is? Click here to find out.

1. Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon (Photo credit: KevinIsCooking.com)

This salmon recipe from KevinIsCooking.com proves that cherry recipes are more than just desserts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of cherry recipes, and now you can put your cherries to good use.
Happy cooking and baking!

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