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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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Balsamic Chicken & Pears

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Marcia Whitney
Pears and dried cherries go amazingly well with chicken and balsamic vinegar. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, but you can also dress it up for company. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
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Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

I added roasted apples, cherries and onions to turn ordinary pork into an impressive dish. There is a short time span between caramelized onions and burnt ones, so pay close attention once they start cooking. —Josh Downey, McHenry, Illinois

Holiday Pound Cake

Holiday Pound Cake

Holiday Pound Cake

This cake is attractive and it tastes good, too. I'm always asked for the recipe. —Nancy Reichert, Thomasville, Georgia

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

This moist stuffing, with its fruity blend of raisins and tart cherries, is a sweet twist on a traditional version. It's a tasty complement to tender poultry slices. Be prepared to dish up second helpings when you serve this bird.
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Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

“I served this quick bread to a group of ladies I had over for lunch,“ writes Carole Lanthier from Courtice, Ontario, “and every one of them asked for the recipe! It was a big hit.“ Moist, tasty and studded with cherries and walnuts, this pretty loaf is easily doubled. TIP: This bread freezes well and also makes a lovely holiday or hostess gift.

Pineapple Cherry Loaves

Pineapple Cherry Loaves

Pineapple Cherry Loaves

Pineapple adds a fun twist to this holiday quick bread, plus it wakes each delicious bite nice and moist. My family prefers this to traditional fruitcake. —Dolores Peltier, Warren, Michigan

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

I adore chocolate-covered cherries. Who doesn’t? But there’s something extra special about making them in my own kitchen for my very favorite people! —Catherine M. Schultz, Racine, Wisconsin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

One of my best recipes is this pork loin, with its moist and tasty stuffing.—Jim Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan

Potluck Cherry Compote

Potluck Cherry Compote

Potluck Cherry Compote

I've made this pretty gelatin salad--loaded with fruit and berries--for potluck suppers and to serve following our ladies' Bible classes. You can vary the fruit and use sugar-free gelatin if you prefer. -Gale Conway Warrenton, Missouri

Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Frozen Grasshopper Pie

When I first started experimenting with cream pies, this seemed like the right recipe to create for a house of chocolate lovers. I guessed right. This is more of an adult New Year's Eve pie, but some have made it for Christmas dessert—served after the kids have gone to bed! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Iced Tea Parfaits

Iced Tea  Parfaits

Iced Tea Parfaits

Here’s a parfait that’s perfect for a garden or patio party. Tea adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor to gelatin. And kids will have fun finding the cherry at the bottom.—Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Cherry S'mores

Cherry S'mores

Cherry S'mores

If you like s'mores, you'll enjoy this dressed-up variation from Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. Each open-face treat gets a boost of sweetness from cherry pie filling.

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

Fruit Slush Cups

Fruit Slush Cups

Fruit Slush Cups

This frosty favorite from Betty Webb of Nauvoo, Illinois is a great brunch basic or springtime snack. Pour the entire batch into one container to freeze, then scoop out single servings. Or spoon the colorful medley into individual plastic cups before freezing.

Cherry Meringue Dessert

Cherry Meringue Dessert

Cherry Meringue Dessert

Who can resist luscious cherries floating over a rich creamy layer tucked inside a crispy shell? This tempting dessert looks almost too good to eat, but don't let that stop you—it's sure to impress your sweetheart — Kay Curtis, Guthrie, Oklahoma

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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

Summer Buzz Fruit Salad

Summer Buzz Fruit Salad

Summer Buzz Fruit Salad

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

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Pears and dried cherries go amazingly well with chicken and balsamic vinegar. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, but you can also dress it up for company. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
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