How to Cook with Luscious Cherries
Is there anything better than a pie? It's probably the most versatile food group, and there's nothing we don't want surrounded in pie crust. If you've got tons of summer fruit, like peaches or blueberries, a pie is the perfect way to enjoy them. And if you prefer to go the savory route, try making our savory, flaky tomato pie. Here are our very favorite summer pie recipes. Brian Klutch
One of the highlights of summer is the abundance of cherries.
Serve this summer fruit crumble with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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Basque Cherry Pie (Cherry Gâteau Basque)
Not only wonderful to sip, this “cocktail” is delicious poured over vanilla ice cream or pound cake. Get the recipe for
Buttery pastry perfectly offsets sour cherries’ puckery, sweet-tart punch in this summer party-ready pie. Get the recipe for
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This sweet-tart cherry, cilantro, and walnut salad is delicious on its own or as a relish for grilled meats or fish.
Roasting cherries caramelizes their sugars and gives them a deeper flavor; they’re perfect on ice cream, cheesecake, or yogurt, or even mixed into cocktails.
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Cherries and cherry tomatoes bake down together into a savory-sweet layer under a sweet biscuit topping in this recipe from chef Amanda Cohen.
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Roasted cherries appear in three ways in this twist in an Old Fashioned—in cherry infused-vodka, muddled at the bottom, and thrown on top as a garnish.
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The classic combination of pork and fruit gets the ultimate summer treatment in this dish from John Karangis of
Union Square Events. Made tender in an aromatic braise, pork belly gets a quick char on a hot grill before resting atop buttery sweet corn and a relish of sweet and sour cherries tossed with jalepeños and a honey-lime vinaigrette.
An eggy, crêpe-like batter dotted with sweet cherries and baked, clafoutis is an easy breakfast that reads fancy and takes only minutes to whip together. Get the recipe for
Serve this creamy, sweet baked ricotta dish as an appetizer, as part of a cheese course, or for dessert paired with shortbread cookies. Get the recipe for
Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom-Cherry Sauce
A classic piña colada gets an extra deep flavor with the addition of smoky roasted cherries.
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Sweet and tangy, this Hungarian cake pairs perfectly with coffee. Frozen and thawed cherries can be used whenever fresh sour cherries are not in season.
Savory-sweet ketchup is a great way to use soft, less-than-perfect cherries—it makes a great stand-in for barbecue sauce in just about any application. If their season has already passed, frozen cherries work just as well.