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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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Our favorite rice deserves a bit of color and sweetness. We add cherries, peanuts, orange peel and coconut. That does the trick. —Joy Zacharia, Clearwater, Florida
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Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper we used for packing material when we moved to our new home," recalls Nancy Heesch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Our family enjoys it so much, it has become the traditional birthday cake at our house."

Cherry Rice Dessert

Cherry Rice Dessert

Cherry Rice Dessert

I cook with rice at least four times a week. This special rice pudding is a terrific example of a sweet rice.—Naomi Jackson, McCrory, Arkansas

Macaroon Cherry Pie

Macaroon Cherry Pie

Macaroon Cherry Pie

I use homegrown cherries in this bountiful pie with its unique crunchy coconut topping. But I've found that purchased tart cherries yield a dessert that's nearly as delicious. I always bake this pie around Presidents' Day or Valentine's Day, but it's popular with my family in any season.
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Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry Biscotti. The cherries and almonds add color and texture and a dusting of powdered sugar dress these up. CW taste testers noted these biscotti were not as hard and crunchy as some.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

My mom often made pineapple upside-down cake, but I prefer something creamier. This recipe looks just like her cake, but gets even tastier as pineapple upside-down cheesecake. —Marilyn McGinnis, Citrus Heights, California

Cherry Wild Rice Salad

Cherry Wild Rice Salad

Cherry Wild Rice Salad

While touring Door County, I sampled this salad. As soon as I got home, I wrote the lady who'd made it requesting the recipe. The mix of rice, vegetables and orchard-fresh fruit is a tasty way to remember Wisconsin's premier cherry-growing area. —Yvonne Gorges, New London, Wisconsin

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits are guaranteed to sweeten up a meal, whether you're dining indoors or out, assures Barbara Rudolph of Sevierville, Tennessee. With only five ingredients, you can whip them up in no time!

Pineapple Angle Food Torte

Pineapple Angle Food Torte

Pineapple Angle Food Torte

In Duncansville, Pennsylvania, Jane Lynn uses a few simple ingredients to transform prepared angel food cake into an impressive dessert. "It can be whipped up in 10 minutes and adds a festive look to your table," she promises.

Fruited Pull-Apart Bread

Fruited Pull-Apart Bread

Fruited Pull-Apart Bread

"My mother made this wreath-shaped coffee cake each Christmas," recalls Bonnie Wilde of Springville, Utah. "The dough is kneaded in the bread machine, so it turns out perfectly every time."

Pumpernickel Muffins

Pumpernickel Muffins

Pumpernickel Muffins

These dense muffins are a perfect accompaniment to a hearty entree. The rye flour gives the texture some and the dried cherries add to the flavor.



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

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

These colossal cookies taste best when golden around the edges and moist and chewy in the center. With a glass of milk, they're polished off in no time by my grandchildren. -Irene McDade, Cumberland, Rhode Island

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."

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

From West Columbia, South Carolina, Saundra Busby celebrates holidays by topping store-bought miniature cream puffs with canned pie filling and melted chocolate. "These quick-to-assemble dessert call for only five ingredients," she says. "Nothing could be simpler or more elegant."

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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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