Our best healthy cherry recipes
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a feast of freshly picked, tree-ripe cherries. When you’ve had your fill of eating them plain, cook up one of our best cherry recipes for a crowd-pleasing dish that’s bursting with seasonal flavour
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If you’re lucky enough to have access to a cherry tree’or to go cherry-picking during the summer’you know how not enough cherries can quickly turn into too many. Make use of summer’s bounty by preparing some of the recipes below. And in the off-season, pick up frozen, dried or canned cherries to keep that summer flavour in your meals all year long. Here are some of our favourite cherry recipes.
Add some pep to your table with a cherry cornbread ‘ perfect for picnicking and dining al fresco.
Cherry Club Cocktail
For a refreshing summer beverage, add some cherry juice to your favourite cocktail for a twist on a Canadian classic.
Roast of Duck with Tart Cherry Glaze
This showstopping main combine the tangy sweetness of cherries with the rich smoky flavour of duck.
Tart Cherry Cocktail
Use the summer harvest of cherries to make this sweet and bubbly drink, perfect to sip on the patio.
Bread Salad with Cherries, Arugula and Goat Cheese
This isn’t so much a recipe as a formula, the kind of thing you bang together on a summer day when you happen to have some ripe cherries and a hunk of chewy, day-old artisan bread.
Red Rustic Cherry and Apple Tart
This freeform apple and cherry tart makes a nice change from classic pie. Use your favourite pie crust recipe if you have the extra time.
Sparkling Red Cherry Punch
Sweeten your parties with this festive punch made of cherry juice, orange juice and your favourite sparkling wine or champagne. Use sparkling water to make it alcohol free.
Roasted Cherry Butternut Squash
Rehydrated dried cherries turn simple roasted butternut squash into a special side dish.
Cherry, Quark and Pumpernickel Trifle
These German-style trifles are made of hearty pumpernickel and fresh Quark cheese and flavoured with cherries.
A blend of lip-smacking cherry juice with another trendy ingredient ‘ coconut water. Gaining popularity as a cooking ingredient and sports drink (for its high potassium and mineral content), this blend is great for cooling off after a workout or as a morning wake-up drink.
Cherry Red Eye Mojito
An eye-catching twist on the Brazilian classic, perfect for cocktail hour or special occasion entertaining.
These twice-baked Italian cookies are perfect for dunking in coffee or milk. For variety, try using almonds or pecans instead of walnuts.
Little Custard Pots with Cherries
These creamy baked custards are flavoured with vanilla and accompanied by a cherry compote.
Cherry and Almond Strudel
Ground almonds and breadcrumbs absorb the juice from the cherries, so the layers of filo pastry bake wonderfully light and crisp.
Brioche Peanut Butter and Cherry Jam Sandwiches
Use frozen or fresh cherries and tart cherry juice to prepare the jam recipe for these classic sandwiches.
This recipe calls for sour cherries, a potent source of antioxidants.
Cherry-Melon Breakfast Drink
Whip up this smoothie for a quick breakfast or refreshing dessert.
Use fresh or frozen sweet cherries in this quick-to-make dessert.
Dried cherries add flavour to these muffins, a great portable snack or breakfast idea.
For a new take on a classic condiment, add dried tart cherries. The mustard goes perfect with steak, burgers or as an addition to your chicken marinade.
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