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Northern Cherry Puffs Recipe
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Northern Cherry Puffs Recipe

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Michigan is the top cherry-producing state in the country. This is one of my family's favorite cherry recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 608 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cherries, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon extract and food coloring if desired; toss to coat. Spoon into four greased 10-oz. custard cups or ramekins.
  2. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg and remaining extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Spoon over cherry mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in cups for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until blended. Add cherries and food coloring if desired. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Invert puffs onto dessert plates; top with warm cherry sauce and whipped cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Northern Cherry Puffs in Country June/July 2000, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 608 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

I have made these twice and am going to make them again. The only thing I changed was using 8 smaller ramekins because the 10 oz ones were too big to eat by myself. This gives you more servings to share with friends and family as well. Enjoy!!!

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

My husband loved this recipe, light, tart and tasty. It is a recipe that I will make over and over again.

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