6 Surprising Ways to Use Sour Cherries
It’s time to try the fruit in a variety of tasty ways.
Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tartine
Cherries aren't just for sweet treats, you know. In this savory tartine, the richness of the caramelized onions and melty cheese is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the cherries. If this makes you crave grilled cheese, go crazy and sandwich the two halves together—it works!
Get the recipe: Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tartine
Cherry Gin Rickey
Enjoy this refreshing cocktail before summer comes to an end. It’s incredibly refreshing, and the syrup is packed with tart cherry flavor. If you prefer, skip the gin for a booze-free, kid-friendly refreshment. Hosting a crowd? This recipe can easily be doubled.
Get the recipe: Cherry Gin Rickey
Pickled Sour Cherries
Keep these bright cherries on hand to dress up a cheese board, or even a sandwich. Once pickled, the fruit becomes incredibly versatile. The brine can be applied to any fruit or veggie, and don’t forget to make use of the shallots—they go great on salads.
Get the recipe: Pickled Sour Cherries
Roasted Cherry Goat Cheese Semifreddo
This elegant dessert comes together in no time thanks to store-bought ice cream. Semifreddo is known for its frozen-mousse like texture, and because cherries get sweeter as they roast, they become a great match to the tangy goat cheese whipped cream. Go the extra mile and stir in some dark chocolate chips while you’re at it.
Get the recipe: Roasted Cherry Goat Cheese Semifreddo
Sour Cherry Vinaigrette
This smooth vinaigrette will get you out of your salad rut. We like it mixed with sturdy greens, such as romaine or spinach, and it also pairs well with grilled chicken or white fish. Bonus: The flecks of chopped cherries will give you all the heart eyes.
Get the recipe: Sour Cherry Vinaigrette
Cherry Bourbon Chicken Wings
These chicken wings are so good, you’ll keep them on rotation before, during, and after football season. The sweet and sour Bourbon sauce helps the wings get nice and crispy on the grill, and they pair well with traditional cookout fixings such as slaw and potato salad.
Get the recipe: Cherry Bourbon Chicken Wings