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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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For picnics, cookouts and showers, we make a sweet salad of watermelon, cherries, blueberries and microgreens. No matter where I take it, it always delivers on wow factor. —Kaliska Russell, Talkeetna, Alaska
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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.

Fruit 'n' Nut Mini Loaves

Fruit 'n' Nut Mini Loaves

Fruit 'n' Nut Mini Loaves

"My family really enjoys these pretty mini loaves - every slice is loaded with fruit and nuts," jots Judi Oudekerk from Buffalo, Minnesota. "You can substitute dates for the dried apricots for a change of pace...or use red and green maraschino cherries at Christmas for added color."

Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

During the busy holiday season, you'll want to stock your pantry with the ingredients for this fast and festive dessert from Gloria Aegerter. "This trifle is easy to make," reports the Summerfield, Florida cook. "It looks so pretty in a glass bowl-people will think you fussed."
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Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

I found this recipe in a cookbook compiled by a friend’s quilting group. Try it with chicken—but don’t stop there. It’s good with turkey, ham, pork and venison, too.

Cherry Cheese Pizza

Cherry Cheese Pizza

Cherry Cheese Pizza

This dessert pizza is a great way to use cherries, my family likes it better than cherry pie. Each bite just melts in your mouth. People who sample it rave about this "sweet" pizza. When my neighbor tried a piece, she couldn't stop saying "Mmm..." the entire time she was eating.

Snowy Cherry Trifles

Snowy Cherry Trifles

Snowy Cherry Trifles

This recipe relies on store-bought angel food cake, canned pie filling and a few other convenience items for swift preparation.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Field editor Katie Sloan of Charlotte, North Carolina says, "This is a rich dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is good to eat. It's the perfect complement to any meal."

Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

"This moist loaf is the perfect choice for people who don't like the candied fruits that go into traditional fruitcake," assures Diane Hixon from her home in Niceville, Florida. "Each slice is chock-full of goodies, so they'll think that you fussed when you haven't."

Christmas Coleslaw

Christmas Coleslaw

Christmas Coleslaw

In our family, this is a must-have side dish for Christmas dinner. The colorful slaw combines sweet, crunchy and nutty ingredients with tongue-tingling results. It's such a refreshing counterpoint to our meaty main course. —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, BC

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Serve up a medley of textures and tastes with this colorful luncheon idea from our Test Kitchen. Crunchy celery, pepper and pecans combine with juicy grapes and dried cherries, wild rice and leftover turkey in this easy standout salad. You can substitute instant brown rice for the wild rice.

Slimy Red Goop Salad

Slimy Red Goop Salad

Slimy Red Goop Salad

This frightfully fun salad features cola, which adds to the bright, sparkling taste.

Cherry Yogurt

Cherry Yogurt

Cherry Yogurt

Serve wholesome granola over this thick, rich yogurt for a quick breakfast. Or layer it in a parfait glass with granola and fruit for something special. It will keep in the refrigerator for the week. Look for 100% cherry juice at the store, since the cocktail blends have added sugar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Brownies a la Mode

Brownies a la Mode

Brownies a la Mode

My husband Merrill and I tasted a restaurant’s brownie dessert, and it was hard to beat. I topped it though with ice cream and homemade hot fudge. —Lise Thomson, Magrath, AB

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

A layer of sweetened cream cheese topped with a tart fruit filling makes this pie popular with family, friends and co-workers. It won the blue ribbon at a local fair.—Donna L. Rettew, Jonestown, Pennsylvania

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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

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

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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