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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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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
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Michigan Cherry Salad

Michigan Cherry Salad

Michigan Cherry Salad

This recipe reminds me what I love about my home state: apple picking with my children, buying greens at the farmer’s market and tasting cherries on vacations. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, MI

Apple-Cherry Pork Medallions

Apple-Cherry Pork Medallions

Apple-Cherry Pork Medallions

If you’re too busy to cook, my pork medallions with tangy apple-cherry sauce, fresh rosemary and thyme deliver the goods in a hurry. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, IL

Orange-Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey

Orange-Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey

Orange-Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey

For picnics and potlucks, we make a salad of smoked turkey, wild rice and dried cherries. The citrus dressing is refreshing and light. —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, FL

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Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

"I can't believe how easy this pretty salad is to make," says Carolyn Tomatz of Jackson, Wisconsin. The colorful blend of bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches and grapes is tossed with a creamy pudding sauce. "People of all ages enjoy this dish," Carolyn notes.

Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert

Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert

Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert

I like the combination of this sweet treat's soft, creamy filling and crunchy crust with a wonderfully nutty flavor. the layer of cherries on top makes for a beautiful presentation. It's not difficult--and is simply delicious.

Cherry Cream Torte

Cherry Cream Torte

Cherry Cream Torte

When you set this gorgeous dessert on the table, your guests will sing your praises. You're the only one who has to know how simple it is to prepare. -Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
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Festive Biscuit Strips

Festive Biscuit Strips

Festive Biscuit Strips

Many people —especially children—don't care for fruitcake, so I came up with this sweet biscuit recipe. A few years ago these strips earned high honors in a recipe contest sponsored by a local newspaper. —Tena Huckleby, Greenville, Tennessee

Peach-Filled Pastries

Peach-Filled Pastries

Peach-Filled Pastries

When your family has a taste for pie but time is ticking away, make this fast and fruity dessert. For a tasty twist, use cherry pie filling instead.

Ruby Fruit Compote

Ruby Fruit Compote

Ruby Fruit Compote

This easy anytime dessert is beautiful and delicious all by itself, so imagine it over ice cream or pound cake! It's a dream come true.

Banana Split Shakes

Banana Split Shakes

Banana Split Shakes

"These velvety smooth shakes make a special snack," says Mary Detweiler, field editor from West Farmington, Ohio. "They taste like an ice cream sundae, only you can sip them with a straw."

Very Cherry Crescent Ring

Very Cherry Crescent Ring

Very Cherry Crescent Ring

My mother used to prepare this pretty coffee cake on Christmas Eve for our family to enjoy the next morning after opening gifts. It's an easy way to add an elegant touch to a holiday breakfast or brunch.

Makeover Holiday Loaf

Makeover Holiday Loaf

Makeover Holiday Loaf

This fruit and nut-filled treat serves up the essence of fruitcake, but with a better nutritional profile than the original. If your family loves fruitcake, they're sure to enjoy this recipe. Iris Cook - Glasgow, Montana

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

"Brighten a Valentine's Day breakfast with this delicious cherry sauce on French toast, pancakes or waffles," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. With a hint of cranberry flavor, the mixture also is nice served over ham, pork or chicken.
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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!”

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes with dried cherries and walnuts make this a delicious dish.—Sarah Herse, Brooklyn, New York

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Our home economists liked these fruit-and-nut muffins from Marianne Clarke of Crystal Lake, Illinois so much, they modified the recipe to layer the dry ingredients in a jar. TIP: Print the directions for preparing the muffins and spiced butter on a holiday postcard and attach to the jar with a festive ribbon.

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Colorful watermelon, pineapple, fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries and more are combined in this eye-catching fruit salad that's sure to take center stage at your next summer buffet! —Sandy leversee, Apache Junction, Arizona
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