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Jul 15, 2008 09:34 AM

Just bought some frozen sour cherries- any dessert ideas?

I'm having people over for a casual dinner tomorrow and was going to make crepes with a coffee creme anglaise for dessert. But then today I came across some frozen sour cherries and decided to make something more original. If possible the recipe should involve chocolate. Anyone have any ideas? (And please, no Black forest cake suggestions)

Thanks hounds

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  1. Where, oh where did you find them? I have only found fresh...and tried freezing them myself, but they don't hold up well.

    some recipes i've found.....though none with chocolate:

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    1. re: homefx1

      Ditto! Where did you find frozen sour cherries? I don't think I have ever seen them for sale.

      As for a suggestion for a recipe, how about Cherries Jubilee?

      1. re: gfr1111

        I live in Montreal, so it might be a bit of a trek for some of you LOL - but I bought the at Aubut. I have also seen them at a newly opened Russian store in NDG.

        You have Trader Joes, we have frozen sour cherries.

    2. I've actually been thinking about how to make a chocolate cherry pie, so maybe I should piggyback on this thread. Chocolate chips in the filling, or a layer of ganache on the bottom before baking? I just don't know.

      For your purposes, why don't you stick with your crepes, but make the crepe batter chocolate (really, just adding cocoa, there are recipes around), make a cherry filling and plate with kirsh-flavored whipped cream and a drizzle of ganache?

      1. Oh, or a chocolate-crusted tart with a cherry filling?

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        1. re: curiousbaker

          Have you done this one?
          I came across a recipe for this type of crust, using a chocolate sable cookie dough for the tart crust.I had no luck with the World Peace cookies which is a sable cookie... hopefully this recipe is better..Would you make a custard filling or strictly cherry? I also thawed so big fat dark bing cherries, and was going to mix some lychee liqueuer (it taste like cherries to me) somehow, in with the filling..

          1. re: chef chicklet

            The chocolate tart dough from Marty Rubin's book of tarts is great. I would have to look it up at home, though. I think a thin pastry cream layer with a thick layer of macerated cherries would be good. Or a whipped ganache, if you really wanted to go for the chocolate thing.

        2. Ludlab!

          Seriously, since we're never going to find the recipe, we should try to reverse engineer it. As you're the professional chef and have the most recent experience of the Real Hungarian Article (my last bite -- at the Coffee Mill -- was probably in or around 1980), I nominate you.

          1. Mix with sugar and brandy on the stove, serve over vanilla icecream.