We have been waiting for them for weeks and finally they have arrived. Well worth the wait cherries and picotas are already present in greengrocers. Those of us who are passionate about this fruit have several weeks of total and absolute joy, so let’s take advantage of the moment. As is they are slow to die, but have you ever tried to cook them? With a little help from us and these 43 cherry recipes, you will be able to get a lot out of them.
Cherries and picotas, a particularly tasty variety of cherries, can be used as the protagonists of many sweet and savory preparations. Appetizers, ice creams, desserts, sauces, breads and much more. Cherries give a lot of play in the kitchen and we are going to show you. These are our best recipes with cherries, But they are not the only ones. We are convinced that you also have much to contribute. You just have to lose your fear and let your imagination fly.
Salty recipes with cherries
It may surprise no one to find gazpacho and salmorejo in which fruits have become essential ingredients, but we are not going to stop including them in our compilation for that reason. We especially like the flavor that cherries bring to salmorejo and gazpacho, even more so if we accompany it with cheese and anchovies. Be sure to try any of them.
Soak the chopped bread in the water, allowing it to hydrate. Remove the bone and tail of the cherries (if any). We put all the chopped ingredients in the glass of the blender or kitchen robot. It beat and grind thoroughly until you get a very fine cream.
To finish our elaboration, pass the gazpacho through a very fine strainer helping us with a ladle. The tomato and pepper skins and seeds will remain in the strainer and the cherry gazpacho will be lighter.
Once the cherry gazpacho is prepared, we test and rectify if necessary, adding more water if we don’t want it thick or completing with a little more vinegar, oil and salt. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to serve it very cold.
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In addition, to the meats go wonderfully with the flavor of the cherry and that is why these veal cheeks in cherry sauce are a hit every time we make them. Like the Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce and the Pork Chops with Smoked Spicy Cherry Sauce. They just need good bread with which to mop up that great sauce, period.
Other savory recipes with cherries
Sweet recipes with cherries
Maybe it’s in sweet elaborations where cherries are used the most and the first that come to mind when we think about what to do with this fruit. Ice creams and popsicles, tarts, biscuits, cakes, jams, sweet breads, desserts and more recipes for the curious and lovers of cherries in any form.
ice cream and popsicles
Cherries are especially suitable for preparing with them healthy and light ice creams and popsicles, as is the case with the cherry granita recipe, very simple and refreshing, which can be prepared without a special refrigerator. Also easy to prepare are recipes such as cherry and yogurt ice cream and cherry and coconut popsicles, which we can make without sugar. Somewhat heavier are the cherry cheesecake ice cream, the cherry, blueberry and yogurt semifreddo and the goat cheese and cherry popsicles, three recipes as irresistible as they are refreshing.
Breads and doughs
Schiacciata is a typical Tuscan flatbread which in its basic formula is seasoned with olive oil and salt. The recipe with grapes and anise is the most popular, but our version with cherries is tremendous. Just look at the photo. And it is that cherries and masses are good travel companions. The Bulgarian cherry strudel is another great example, as are the cherry and Greek yogurt scones and the cherry and hazelnut kringle.
Tarts, pies and cakes
One of the best-known sweet preparations with cherries is, without the slightest doubt, the clafoutis, whose traditional recipe we fervently recommend, as well as the version with blackberries and white cherries. Halfway between a sponge cake and a flanif you have never tried it nor have you dared to do it, you are already taking a long time.
Almost on par, as far as classicism is concerned, is the cherry pie american style, with its shortcrust pastry at the base, the poached cherry filling and the topping latticework. We get delirious just thinking about her. And in the cherry pie, in the light tartlets with cherries and cream cheese, in the cherry pie,… we can’t resist stopping.
At sponge cake with added fruit it would be necessary to put a floor on them, because they are juicy and with an extra point of extraordinary flavor. Chocolate lovers cannot escape this cherry and pecan brownie and those who prefer traditional flavor doughs, then the cheese and cherry mug cake, the cherry and almond cake and the cheese and cherry cake they wait for you
Sauces and jams
Although in the section of savory recipes with cherries we have already pointed out some sauces for meats, but those of now are more sweet. We refer to jams, chutneys and sweet sauces with which to accompany desserts. From the traditional cherry jam, through her first sister with her brandy and the cherry and dried fig chutney, to finishing with a quick cherry sauce that is perfect to accompany desserts and other sweets.
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Other sweet recipes with cherries
We say goodbye with a potpourri recipes with cherries that we have not been able to pigeonhole in any of the previous sections. The truth is that they don’t need it, because each one of them has its own personality and a presence at the table that will leave you with your mouth open and eager for more.
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