Recipes in Honor of National Cherry Month
With the brunt of winter slowly coming to close, we’ve got our minds thinking about warmer times. Picture picnics in the park and riding your bike down the sidewalk – ah, sweet spring is finally on its way. To celebrate National Cherry Month this year, we’re sharing some of our favorite sweet cherry recipes to get you thinking about sunnier days spent outdoors.
Who doesn’t love a good salsa? Now how about a Smoky Sour Cherry Tequila Salsa, have we got your attention yet? This recipe from The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving combines brown sugar, cherries, onions and peppers to create a sour yet savory addition to meal.
Flour on My Face
This next recipe is for Sweet Cherry Vanilla Jam. This mouth-watering recipe from Flour On My Face has us falling in love just at the sound of it. Start with the cherries and add lemon juice, vanilla bean, sugar, butter and pectin and you’ve got yourself a jam sure to impress.
Next time you’re looking to make a cherry pie for a holiday or get-together, walk right past the cans at the store. Make a batch of this Cherry Pie Filling now and you’ll be set for sweet homemade filling for the rest of the year. A scoop is also delicious on ice cream or cheesecake!
Tart and sweet, this recipe for Pickled Cherries is just about perfect! These cherries go great anywhere, from garnishing a handcrafted drink to accompanying a cheese plate. Try this recipe out in the new Ball® Collection Elite Sharing Jars and gift to friends and family.
Eat, Live, Run
Don’t worry, we wouldn’t leave you without a cocktail recipe! These Fresh Cherry Mojitos from Eat, Live, Run are just as delicious as they look. With the time to make and chill the cherry syrup, they will take about 2 hours from start to finish, but we think it’s well worth the wait! Serve these in brand new Ball® Collection Elite® Spiral Jars for a fun twist and enjoy with friends or family while daydreaming of warmer days ahead.
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