12 Very Cherry Recipes
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!
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: Roasted Cherry Hand Pies
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.
- Recipe: Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream
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?
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: Cherry Bread Pudding
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.
- Recipe: Too-Easy Cherry Cobbler
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.
Recipe: Bourbon-Soaked 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.