Cherry Recipes

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Cherry Time (Cherry Recipe Suggestions) Recipe

My husband Lulu planted a sweet cherry tree 6 years ago and it didn't produce much fruit until 2-3 years ago. At first, we only planted one tree. The next year, we learned that we needed to plant another tree nearby to help pollination. What we didn't know at the time was that they shouldn't be next to each other to form fruit but instead, they should be spaced out to ensure they didn't damage each other. Finally, with the help of Lulu's friend who holds a master's degree in horticulture told us sweet cherry trees should be planted within flying distance of the pollinizers. This year the crop is so huge that each branch holds at least 2 dozen cherries.

We've been asking friends and family to take some home, but we still have more, so I pair them with everything, just as I did earlier with peaches. Of course, we eat them non-stop but I also manage to cook with them. Cherries are one of the healthiest foods to eat, so why not take advantage! I've gathered 15 cherry recipes to share with you. I especially like cherries with poultry


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Deconstructed Cherry Pistachio Trifle Recipe Recipe

This is my artsy interpretation of a deconstructed trifle. We had lovely guests flying in from Atlanta and I wanted to finish our meal with a wow factor. I displayed a wide array of colors using pistachios and cherries (the first ones harvested from our garden). 

The cake portion of the dessert is an almond croquant. The thick custard was made with vanilla beans, sherry, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. I also wanted to contrast the warmth from the croquant with Indian pistachio ice cream. The dessert was the perfect balance of flavor, texture and heat.


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