5 Amazing Cherry Recipes To Satiate Your Sweet Tooth
Are you looking to indulge your sweet tooth and want something straight out of the cookbooks? Try these easy to make cherry recipes that will have your kitchen radiating a heavenly aroma. The benefits of cherry are innumerable – from curing insomnia to their anti-aging properties – both your taste buds and your body will be grateful.
These cherries are delicious, and you can experiment with a myriad of delicacies. Whether you're looking to make for mouth-watering cakes, cherry pies, jelly, or some ice cream, cherries do not disappoint. Grab a cherry and an apron, and let's get cooking.
1. Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream1
There's ice-cream, and then there's cherry cheesecake ice cream. This is one of the most delicious cherry recipes.
Preparation – 10 minutes
Total time – 8 hours 10 minutes
- 3 cup cold heavy cream
- 14 oz. can condensed milk; sweetened
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup of crushed graham crackers
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- Put the cream in a large bowl and beat using a hand mixer for 3 minutes. Ensure that it gets completely fluffy.
- Fold in the condensed milk and vanilla extract until it's fully incorporated. Next, fold in the crushed graham crackers.
- Pour half of the mixture to a large pan. Scoop and dollop 1/2 cup pie filling over the top and then stir it slowly with a knife.
- Add the remaining cream mixture, and then fold in the remaining 1/2 cup pie filling. Top with graham crackers.
- Put it in the freezer and cover loosely with plastic wrap after 4 hours. Let it sit in the freezer for at least 8 hours until it's until firm.
- To serve, remove it from the freezer and let it soften before scooping and serving.
2. Cherry Garcia Brownies2
A cherry recipe for brownies is an excellent choice for any occasion.
Preparation – 15 minutes
Baking – 1 hour
- 1 box brownie mix (check for the ingredients called for on the box)
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2/3 cup of cherries, pitted and quartered
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter and a handful of flour (for greasing pan)
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Grease a large baking dish with butter and sprinkle with flour. Pour out excess flour.
- Follow the package instructions and make the brownie batter
- Beat the cream cheese, vanilla, egg, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer until it's light and fluffy.
- Slowly stir the cherries and the chocolate chips in.
- Pour brownie batter into the greased baking tray. Drop the cream cheese-cherry mixture over the brownie layer, and swirl it through with a knife.
- Bake for about 45 minutes. To check if it's cooked, insert a toothpick, and if it comes out dry, then it's ready.
- Let it sit in the pan until it's completely cool, then slice into your desired slices and serve.
3. Cherry Delight2
For this cherry recipe, pre-bake the crust to make it tougher.
Preparation – 25 minutes
Total time – 35 minutes
- 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups melted butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 16 oz cream cheese; softened
- 8 oz whipped topping; Whipped
- 21 oz can cherry pie filling
- Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes at 375° F. Set it aside to completely cool.
- Line a large pan with aluminium foil.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Set it aside.
- With an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until it's smooth. Mix vanilla and powdered sugar for 2 minutes until it's well mixed.
- Add the mixed icing in two additions into the whipped cream until it's well combined. Do not over mix. Spread the filling over the pre-baked crust.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. You can let it stay overnight for it to set better.
- To serve, cut the dessert into desired shapes, and top it with filling. Refrigerate leftovers.
4. Cherry Kissel (Cherry Soup)3
Cherry kissel is a Slavic fruit jelly juice, and it can be served hot or cold. If you're looking to learn how to make an exotic delicacy, start with this cherry recipe that also has roots in Russia.
Preparation – 5 minutes
Total time – 23 minutes
- 1 lb sweet red cherries, pitted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 8 cups of filtered water
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 4 tablespoon potato starch in 1/4 cup cold water
- In a medium pot, pour the 8 cups of water. Throw in 1 pound of pitted cherries and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 12 minutes. Partially cover the pot, don't cover it to prevent the contents from spilling over.
- Stir in the sugar and lemon juice
- Continue simmering another 3 minutes.
- Dissolve the potato starch in 1/4 cup of water and gradually add it to the pot while stirring.
- Remove the pot from heat and let the kissel cool down.
- Serve with the cherries in for texture and flavor. You can strain the cherries out if you prefer.
5. Cherry smoothie1
Frozen cherries are the best for this amazing cherry recipe.
Total time – 10 minutes
- 10 oz frozen or fresh cherries, pitted
- 5 oz natural yogurt
- 1 banana, sliced
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (this is optional)
- Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until it's smooth free of lumps.
- Adjust the thickness to your liking with 1-3 oz cold water.
- Serve chilled.
Cherry Recipes Tips
If your cherries have somehow turned bland and tasteless, pit and sweeten them with a spoonful of honey to get the sweetness back. You can also dip them in a little balsamic vinegar of fruit vinegar to give them some flavor.
Alternatively, use our freeze dried cherries in these recipes. Apart from saving you time and money, they are just as pleasant and delicious just like fresh cherries.