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Frozen sour cherries?

bayapolis Feb 2, 2011 06:25 PM

I have visions of a sour cherry cheesecake for valentine's day, but I'm struggling with where to find frozen sour cherries in Minneapolis. I looked at the Seward Co-op yesterday, and just called the Wedge but neither place has them. I happened to be at the Southdale Byerly's today and didn't see them there... Any tips? I don't have a car so knowing exactly where to find them, or at least narrowing down where to call would be great, thanks.

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  1. AnneInMpls RE: bayapolis Feb 2, 2011 07:31 PM

    Frozen sour cherries are very scarce unless you live in Door County.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/642448

    If you're willing to settle for jarred sour cherries, hie yourself to a Middle Eastern deli. Caspian Bistro in SE Mpls usually has 'em - I drain them and optionally soak them in something alcoholic before I use them. Way better than no sour cherries at all...

    Anne

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    Caspian Bistro
    2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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    1. re: AnneInMpls
      bayapolis RE: AnneInMpls Feb 3, 2011 05:05 AM

      Thanks for the link and the tip Anne; I had searched the archives for sour cherries but not tart cherries. I'll check out Caspian Bistro for jarred ones though!

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      Caspian Bistro
      2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

      1. re: AnneInMpls
        cayjohan RE: AnneInMpls Feb 3, 2011 10:22 AM

        Anne, I agree on shopping a Middle Eastern market - I get the ZerGut brand jarred sour cherries from Holyland (both Central Avenue and in Midtown Global Market). But: the ZerGut is in a light syrup, and I'd really like to find something without a syrup pack. Do you find any water-packed at Caspian?

        Cay

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        Midtown Global Market
        920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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          AnneInMpls RE: cayjohan Feb 3, 2011 04:19 PM

          No - I think I've only seen the ZerGut cherries at Caspian. I drain and rinse them, then usually soak them in alcohol (thus adding more calories than the syrup :-).

          Anne

          1. re: AnneInMpls
            bob s RE: AnneInMpls Feb 4, 2011 08:03 AM

            Also as an FYI, I believe that Bill's Imported Foods carries some jarred sour cherries. I bought some last summer for maraschino cherries but don't recall the brand. I wouldn't be surprised if they were ZerGut since Bill's carries other ZerGut products.

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            Bill's Imported Foods
            721 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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        karykat RE: bayapolis Feb 2, 2011 07:39 PM

        I've seen them in past years at Kowalskis. I haven't checked this year so I don't know.

        Worth a phone call.

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          bayapolis RE: karykat Feb 3, 2011 05:07 AM

          No luck at Kowalski's (Uptown), unfortunately they just have sweet ones. Thanks though!

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          sandylc RE: bayapolis Feb 4, 2011 06:04 PM

          I would try dried ones instead - you can find them at Trader Joe's. It's very hard to get sour cherries in Minnesota for some strange reason. I buy them in Indiana.

          In cheesecake, the dried ones would probably work better, anyway - !?!?!

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