Overloaded with Cherries from Lohrs Orchard. Help![Moved from DC & Baltimore]
Ok.... so my GF and I picked 12 #'s of cherries from Lohrs orchard on saturday. Didn't think we picked that much, but at 1.25$ a #, it was a pleasent surprise. Now I'm up to my arpits in cherries. I've already pitted and frozen half of them, now I need some good recipe recommendations. I've already made cherry mustard and will do the obvious pie and turnover fare. So think out of the box, the wierder the better. Thanks in advance.
Stem them but leave in the pits, and fill mason jars 1/3 full. A little sugar, top off with cheap vodka, put the lids on then put them in the back of the cabinet and try to forget. At Thanksgiving you will have two treats, something to sip, and something to put over ice cream.
In a similar situation, I often turn to the Epicurious web site. I like the fact that people who have tried the recipe post their opinions and their suggestions for improving or changing the recipe. This time, I pulled up 674 recipes when I put the word "cherry" in the search box, although that number may be halved when you omit the cherry tomato recipes that came up, too. I quickly scanned the titles of the first 100 recipes and came up with the following:
Cherry and Almond Clafoutis, Cherry Cheesecake with Chocolate Almond Crust, Frozen Cherry and Chocolate Chip Souffle, and Rice Pudding with Almonds and Cherry Sauce were among the slightly different desserts getting good reviews. Two different duck preparations: Duck Breast with Sweet Cherry Sauce and Duck with Cherry and Sage Sauce take you into entree territory.Cherry Barbecue Sauce was a big hit among reviewers, especially for chicken.