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Frozen Sour Cherries?

emylou May 13, 2008 10:39 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for frozen sour cherries. They are great for pies! I've seen them in natural food stores before, but never in the Boston area. Has anyone seen them?



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    heypielady May 13, 2008 11:51 AM

    Someone replied to me when I asked the very same question that sometimes Russian markets carry them. I tried Russian Village in Brookline but they were out a couple weeks ago. But I think they do occasionally carry them.

    1. Jpan99 May 13, 2008 12:45 PM

      I've been looking too, and have not been able to find them. You can find the sweet, but not the sour around here. I think there are online sources in Michigan that will ship frozen cherries, if you feel up to paying the shipping rates.

      One week last year they had fresh sour cherries at Stop and Shop and I bought 6 quarts, pitted them all and froze them. Still have enough to make one more pie, sorry, not sharing. That was a lot of work!

      1. gini May 13, 2008 01:17 PM

        I've seen sour cherries in the can in almost every grocery store - in their juice, not syrup. That's what I use for my pies.

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          whimsey May 14, 2008 12:01 PM

          I've gone through this search also, with no luck. The best I've been able to do out of season is the bottled Morello's at Trader Joe's. It's not too long though until we'll have fresh ones available for picking at the local farms.

          1. Jpan99 Mar 22, 2014 08:41 AM

            I bought frozen sour cherries today at Baza in Newton. They are in clear plastic containers in the freezer. 12.8 ounces, pitted for $3.99. I don't know if they have them all the time but I was tickled to finally find some as they are impossible to locate in this area.

            They also had some bagged pitted cherries but I couldn't see the fruit so not sure if they were sweet or sour.


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              emylou Mar 22, 2014 03:28 PM

              Thanks Janpan99! I asked this question in 2008 and still haven't found a place to purchase these cherries! I will check out the market you suggested. 6 years really does go by quickly.

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                quirkydeb Mar 22, 2014 04:55 PM

                I just bought them last week at Bazaar in Brookline at 1432 Beacon St. They're in the freezer on the back wall (parallel to Beacon St.) in clear rectangular plastic containers. Made a great sour cherry pie for Pi Day (and so much easier than pitting my own fresh ones!).

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                  bear Mar 22, 2014 05:05 PM

                  And I've purchased them at Bazaar West on Rte. 9 in Framingham. They were in the regular opaque frozen food bags. I'll look for the clear plastic containers next time I'm there.

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