10 pounds of cherries; What To Do?
Mostly, bings, some ranier ( I think). From the parents of one of the kids on sons soccer team ( Go US!). I could try to eat them all, but I have visions of that scene in " Witches of Eastwick".
Most recipes seem to favor "sour cherries."
Anybody have experience with drying or preserving?
I really like "Cherries Garcia" ice cream. Anyway to get those flavors without making ice cream or candy?
Cherries can do so many things. I live near Traverse City, MI, and have seen lots of different ideas. You could make a cherry salsa, include them in a salad, or even chop them up finely and use them in burger!
I recently made several batches of tipsy cherries: simply Bing cherries poked with toothpicks and covered in
- Cruzan vanilla rum
- Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate vodka
- 43 Liqueur
You can get cherries tipsy pretty much any way you like...but I'm especially fond of the Cruzan vanillas. I also made a small batch of tipsies dipped in chocolate.
Here's what the cherries look like:
I also baked cherry almond scones with an almond glaze:
And made a cherry almond cake:
I vote you buy lots of jars and make lots of nice Christmas presents...tipsy cherries are delicious!
Well, can't help with what you specifically asked for, but we picked a ton of cherries off our neighbour's tree (with their permission of course!) and so a quick search on epicurious led me to these recipes that I'm looking forward to trying:
Sweet Cherry and Lemon Conserve
Cherry Cornmeal Upside down cake
Quick Plum and Cherry Jam
Sweet Cherry Sorbetto
Hope that gives you some inspiration!
Heh heh, I also roped my mother-in-law into making us a cherry pie ;)
- definitely make cherry clafoutis.
- Cherry Garcia is nothing more than vanilla ice cream with shaved chocolate and cherries - if you don't want to make your own ice cram, you can fold the cherries and chocolate into store-bought vanilla...or into vanilla yogurt for a snack.
- dehydrate some and dip in chocolate.
- cherry pie or tart
- Bon Appetit cherry brown butter bars
- macerated in kirsch or brandy
- cook down with fresh thyme, pepper, wine & a little stock, finish with a splash of cream or a pat of butter, and serve over chicken or pork.
- add to green salad with toasted almonds or pistachios and shaved cheese
- serve on a cheese plate
- i'm thinking they'd be terrific combined with miso somehow...
Do you know if that cherry brown butter bar recipe is on Epicurious? I couldn't find such a thing in a search there, but it sounds like something I need to know about. If it's not there, might you be willing to paraphrase? (I have some personal faves from Bon Appetit that are not on Epicurious, so I know it happens.)
re: Caitlin McGrath
I found it. Apparently the original was with raspberries. I'll link if I can find it again. I made a LOT of mistakes but it turned out okay. I used 1/2 instead of 1/4 cup floor, and forgot the browned butter until it was in the oven. I poured it over and jiggled the pan I also used a one day old, no-booze version of "marachinoed" cherries.