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Cherry Recipes

Cherries are small fruit that pack a punch. Here are the most tantalizing cherry recipes, including cherry pie, cake, cobbler, jam and more.

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My mother-in-law loves chocolate-covered cherries, and I used to make this cake every year for her birthday. Now we've moved away, but I make this for my kids on her birthday and they still feel near her. —Angela Lively, Conroe, TX
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Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest of your menu, or make it a day ahead and reheat before serving. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

I created this delicious bread as a way to showcase the tart cherries that grow in abundance here in Door County. Slices topped with butter or jam make a great breakfast or midday snack. —Max Sample, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

Christmas Mice Truffles

Christmas Mice Truffles

Christmas Mice Truffles

Your guests will say, "Oh how cute," not "Eek!" when they spot mouse-shaped truffles on your dessert tray. The little goodies are easy to make with Oreos and just a few other ingredients.
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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rich, fudgy cookies from Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. “It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch,” she laughs, “because we eat them all in one night!”

Cherry Pecan Torte

Cherry Pecan Torte

Cherry Pecan Torte

Field editor Dolores Lueken of Ferdinand, Indiana says, "Soda crackers are the 'secret ingredient' in this meringue.

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

These flaky Danish nicely round out a holiday brunch. —Aneta Kish, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

These sundaes are reminiscent of the special dessert served at ladies' club meetings I attended when we lived in Mississippi.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

“I adapted this recipe from one given to me by my first best friend, Sandy, in 1966,” said Judy Harris of McRae, Georgia. “I often made it for my children and now when they come home for a visit, they still love it. I shared this recipe with a local restaurant owner and he tweaked it for his menu.”

Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade

Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade

Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade

This patriotic drink is as pretty as it is tasty. Layering cherries, blueberries and lemon juice, we created a striped lemonade that sings with Fourth of July pride. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes, festive enough for a special occasion but not loaded with fat and sugar. -Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia



Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

I'm always looking for new dessert recipes, and this one combines several of my favorite flavors.

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

I received this wonderful recipe many years ago from a friend. The creamy custard-style ice cream has a mild cherry flavor with a fun oat crunch. It takes some time to make, but it's worth the extra effort! -Dorothy Koshinski, Decatur, Illinois

Cherry Chocolate Layer Cake

Cherry Chocolate Layer Cake

Cherry Chocolate Layer Cake

Heads will turn when you bring this unforgettable cake to the table. And the attention will only increase when you start cutting—revealing the creamy, luscious cherry filling. —Victoria Faulling, Methuen, Massachusetts

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

I sometimes use half a vanilla bean in this dessert. Just scrape the seeds into the baking dish and tuck the pod under the fruit. Either way, this fruity treat is a standout! —Maria Breiner, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

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Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

I developed this hearty appetizer for my mushroom-lovin’ kids. They’re grown now with families of their own, but they still lobby for these when they come home. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

Apple Sausage Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Apple Sausage Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Apple Sausage Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Making croutons with cinnamon raisin bread is sweet genius. Toss together the rest of the salad while they toast. —Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Pears and dried cherries go amazingly well with chicken and balsamic vinegar. We use them to make a clean-your-plate meal for together time. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
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