Put your cherry tree to good use and enjoy these delicious seasonal recipes. From hand pies to bourbon ice cream, summer never tasted so sweet!
Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
Roasted Cherry Hand Pies
Recipe: Roasted Cherry Hand Pies
Cherry recipes don't come much sweeter than these handheld delights. No need to fry these pies! Vodka enhances the crust's flakiness, so you can use less butter. Chill the dough to help it hold its shape.
Recipe: Cherry-Chocolate Thumbprints
These cookies feature the irresistible flavor combination of cherry and chocolate.
Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream
Recipe: Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream
Customize your own ice-cream flavor. Simply buy a 1-qt. container of vanilla ice cream, allow it to soften, add the ingredients, and let it refreeze. It will taste so good no one will know you took a shortcut.
First Kiss Cupcakes
Recipe: First Kiss Cupcakes
As sweet as love's first kiss, our chocolate and cherry cupcake is special. One bite and you'll fall in love, all with a cherry on top!
Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits
Our twist on apple cobbler is both darling and delectable. Who could resist buttery biscuit dough rolled with almonds and brown sugar baked into a pretty pinwheel crust?
Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Recipe: Sparkling Cherry Limeade
A fun mocktail you can garnish with margarita salt, limes and cherries. Add a little tequila and a splash of orange liqueur for an extra kick.
Cherry Bread Pudding
Recipe: Cherry Bread Pudding
Cherry Bread Pudding puts a guilt-free spin on a classic dessert. Tart cherries can help boost melatonin in the brain to regulate natural sleep patterns and ease jet lag. Add some toasted slivered almonds for a crunchy garnish, if you wish.
Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Scones
Work fresh cherries into your breakfast or brunch menu with these rich Chocolate-Cherry Scones!
Too-Easy Cherry Cobbler
Recipe: Too-Easy Cherry Cobbler
It's hard to find a cobbler recipe that's easier than this one. Top cherry pie filling and canned dark sweet cherries with strips of white bread drizzled with sugar, butter, egg, and lemon rind. In just minutes, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible aroma of baking cobbler.
Seafarers’ Cherries Jubilee
Recipe: Seafarers' Cherries Jubilee
Cool down after a long boat ride with this delicious ice cream dessert. Chocolate liqueur is the secret ingredient in Seafarers’ Cherries Jubilee.
Recipe: Bourbon-Soaked Cherries
Kirk Samuels of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shared this recipe. Stir the cherries and their syrup into anything bourbon-flavored, or use them to gussy up sparkling beverages, such as club soda and ginger ale.
Riesling-Poached Peaches and Cherries
When working with a limited palette, good ingredients make all the difference. We call for vanilla beans here because they impart fragrance and thousands of tiny, flavorful specks. They're worth the splurge, but feel free to substitute 2 tsp. vanilla extract for the beans. And if you like, trade the homemade whipped cream for a scoop of ice cream.