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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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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
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Butterscotch Parfaits

Butterscotch Parfaits

Butterscotch Parfaits

These parfaits are pretty confections that are impossible to turn down. Change the pudding flavor to suit your tastes.—Judi Klee, Nebraska City, Nebraska

Cherry Yeast Coffee Cake

Cherry Yeast Coffee Cake

Cherry Yeast Coffee Cake

My mother taught me how to cook, and this delightful recipe is from her. Whoever tries it says it’s the best coffee cake ever invented! It requires no kneading, and you can tint the icing any color you want.

Orange Charlotte

Orange Charlotte

Orange Charlotte

"Mom prepared this light and fluffy citrus dessert whenever Dad grilled outdoors," recalls field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "It gave our meals a fresh-tasting finish!"
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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."

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.

Banana Cream Parfait

Banana Cream Parfait

Banana Cream Parfait

Ordinary ingredients like graham cracker crumbs and sliced bananas really dress up plain pudding. I like to serve these parfaits for casual dinners as well as for formal dining.

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

"This dessert makes a sweet ending, and best of all, they take just five minutes to prepare! “My husband and grandchildren just love them,” says Ruth Lee from Troy, Ontario.

Sweet Cherry French Toast

Sweet Cherry French Toast

Sweet Cherry French Toast

You’ll be proud to serve this tasty brunch bake from Elisa Lochridge, Beaverton, Oregon. The cherry topping and dollop of yogurt make each bite a special treat.

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

This refreshing fruit medley, lightly coated with cherry pie filling, makes a great potluck or picnic dish. "You can substitute other fruits, such as red grapes or bananas, and use strawberry pie filling instead of cherry," notes Martha Cutler of Willard, Missouri, who adapted her grandmother's recipe.

Cherry Cheese Loaves

Cherry Cheese Loaves

Cherry Cheese Loaves

This has become my "trademark" dessert. I'm asked to take it everywhere I go! Diagonal cuts in the dough give this coffee cake a pretty look without the extra work of braiding it. -Carolyn Gregory, Hendersonville, Tennessee



Cobbler Mix

Cobbler Mix

Cobbler Mix

Give cherries a golden, crunchy cobbler crust with this versatile mix. "For a quick gift, put a batch of it-along with a can of pie filling and serving directions-in a decorated bag," suggests Joyce Huber of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Holiday Fig Torte

Holiday Fig Torte

Holiday Fig Torte

Meet the Cook: Since we entertain my family - around 25 people - each December, and I do most of the cooking, I appreciate dishes like this I can prepare ahead of time. I'm a home economics teacher...my husband is a teacher, too...and now our daughter, who's in her last year of college, is doing her student teaching! -Judy Trott, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about a fun presentation! Karen Oney’s cute dessert looks just like a taco—but it’s stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and coconut instead of tomatoes and lettuce. “These are as much fun to make as to eat,“ promises the creative Fort Worth, Texas cook.

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

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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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