Ten pounds of rainier cherries
My roommate acquired ten pounds of rainier cherries. What to do? We love rainier cherries, but ten pounds is a lot to eat - and they're very ripe. She's already given some away.
Any good ideas for using them creatively? I imagine they're way too sweet and mild for pie. Any good recipes to use them or preservation techniques that work well with these?
I had the same "problem" about a month ago. Check out this thread for some great ideas: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/402761
I ended up eating most of them and making the brandied cherries, so now I can look forward to a summer treat this winter. If you store them in a large colander they should last for a week or so. Yum, Rainier cherries are my favorite!
Last year I made chicken breasts stuffed w/cherries. It was delicious. I've got the recipe at home if you want it.