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The Best Cherry Dessert Recipes

More than just a cherry on top
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Cherries are a versatile food that can be used in everything from salads to unusual meat marinades, but there’s no denying that the best place for these perfectly sweet, tart and juicy fruits is in the realm of desserts. From cookies to cake, these are the can’t-beat cherry dessert recipes that you need to make right now.

Sour Cherry Pie

Sour Cherry Pie
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The most iconic way to incorporate cherries into dessert is through pie. This delicious recipe puts a spin on classic cherry pie by incorporating whole-grain spelt flour. Baking this multi-step pie may seem difficult but it’s a dessert that's guaranteed to impress.

For the Sour Cherry Pie recipe, click here.

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl
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You don’t have to use fresh cherries to make a decadent dish — there are plenty of desserts that are great with frozen fruit. And this gluten-free cherry cheesecake smoothie bowl is one of them. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying relatively healthy.

For the Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl recipe, click here.

Mini Cherry Pies

Mini Cherry Pies
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The labor of baking a whole pie is now a thing of the past thanks to this recipe for mini cherry pies. They can be made with refrigerated pie crust, which is cut into six small rounds and pressed into a muffin pan. Then, simply divide a mixture of cherry pie filling and almond extract evenly among the crusts.

For the Mini Cherry Pies recipe, click here.

Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
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If you’re an amateur baker hoping to practice your skills, cookies are a great place to start. Try taking your cookie game up a notch with these coconut cherry oatmeal cookies, which are packed with white chocolate chips.

For the Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cherry Torte

Chocolate Cherry Torte
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This recipe calls for a blend of cherries, sliced almonds and whipped icing in between layers of chocolate cake. Pair the dessert with a homemade coffee drink for a dynamic after-dinner combo.

For the Chocolate Cherry Torte recipe, click here.

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake
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If you’re looking for an easy dessert that takes less than an hour to make, this cherry almond cake is the perfect choice. The delicately made cake is stuffed with cherries and topped with a decadent glaze, perfect for pairing with coffee.

For the Cherry Almond Coffee Cake recipe, click here.

Vegan Cherry Cookie Dough Bites

Vegan Cherry Cookie Dough Bites
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These vegan cherry cookie dough bites are sure to give the best chocolate shop in your state a run for its money. Filled with coconut, cherries and rolled oats, these bite-sized snacks are the perfect after-dinner treat.

For the Vegan Cherry Cookie Dough Bites recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Dump Cake

Tart Cherry Dump Cake
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Making a delicious dessert doesn’t have to be complicated. All it takes to make this incredible tart cherry dump cake is only three ingredients.

For the Tart Cherry Dump Cake recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Vegan Superfood Bars

Tart Cherry Vegan Superfood Bars
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These no-bake vegan superfood bars are made with top-notch ingredients like coconut, cashews, chia seeds and more. The dessert’s components are mixed together and then frozen for two hours. These bars will last in the freezer for one month and in the refrigerator for up to five days.

For the Tart Cherry Vegan Superfood Bars recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Orange Pistachio Bread

Tart Cherry Orange Pistachio Bread
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Making your own bread is a worthwhile skill to perfect — homemade bread is delicious, filling and goes with just about every meal. This cherry orange pistachio bread puts a sweet twist on the staple by combining overripe bananas with orange juice, maple syrup and dried tart cherries.

For the Tart Cherry Orange Pistachio Bread recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles
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These cherry cheesecake popsicles are the perfect dessert to make with your kids. Simply mix cherry pie filling with Greek yogurt, crushed graham crackers and vanilla extract to make a light and sweet dessert that takes just 15 minutes to prepare.

For the Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Pie with Spiced Crust

Tart Cherry Pie with Spiced Crust
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Cherry pie is a staple at America’s biggest and best state fairs, but when’s the last time you made the dessert at home? This tart cherry pie recipe is great for beginner bakers hoping to practice their skills. The lattice crust and spiced dough add flare to this tried-and-true dish.

For the Tart Cherry Pie with Spiced Crust recipe, click here.

Mini Tart Cherry Galettes

Mini Tart Cherry Galettes
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The cherry dessert possibilities are endless, and these mini tart galettes are an ideal way to get creative with the fruit. Tart cherries are mixed with maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla before being delicately placed into sculpted pie crusts. If you happen to be out of any key ingredients, check out these clever baking swaps everyone should know about.

For the Mini Tart Cherry Galettes recipe, click here.

Cherry Funnel Cake Sundae

Cherry Funnel Cake Sundae
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This popular state fair food is getting an upgrade. Cherry funnel cake sundaes take only 40 minutes to make and are topped with powdered sugar, tart cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

For the Cherry Funnel Cake Sundae recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake

Tart Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake
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Pancakes are one of the most iconic breakfast foods — but have you ever made the staple with cherries and apples? For this recipe, mix tart cherries and apples in a skillet with butter, sugar and cinnamon before baking them on top of a homemade pancake.

For the Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake recipe, click here.

No-Bake Tart Cherry Cheesecake

No-Bake Tart Cherry Cheesecake
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This cheesecake recipe, which calls for graham crackers, sugar and melted butter, will make you feel like you’re recreating grandma’s cooking with its classic, hearty ingredients. The no-bake, no-frills dessert takes just 25 minutes to prepare.

For the No-Bake Tart Cherry Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Montmorency Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie

Montmorency Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie
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Tart cherry amaretto pie is a great dessert dish to serve at your next summer gathering. One disc of dough is rolled out and stuffed with cherry filling before being topped with more dough and almonds. Serve the pie with one of these refreshing mocktail recipes for the perfect nightcap.

For the Montmorency Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Icebox Cake

Tart Cherry Icebox Cake
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Icebox cakes may seem like one of those vintage recipes no one makes anymore, but this recipe will have you wondering why. With alternating layers of cherries, whipped cream and graham crackers, cherry icebox cake is a dessert that is sure to leave you craving more.

For the Tart Cherry Icebox Cake recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Pops

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Pops
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The days of cutting up and serving dessert are over. With this recipe for cherry cheesecake pops, all you have to do is freeze the dessert and toss a popsicle stick in it. The creative treat has alternating layers of cherries, cheesecake and crust, perfect for making dinner at home feel like a restaurant experience.

For the Tart Cherry Cheesecake Pops recipe, click here.

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Tart Cherries

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Tart Cherries
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Using leftover rice has never been so exciting. In this recipe, vanilla bean, cherries, jasmine rice, honey and milk are mixed together and baked for a little over an hour to make a dish that can feed the whole family.

For the Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Tart Cherries recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Crisp

Tart Cherry Crisp
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After grilling up the perfect steak, serve this tart cherry crisp to your backyard barbecue guests. The treat takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is topped with chopped pecans and drizzled with a sweet glaze.

For the Tart Cherry Crisp Recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Hand Pies

Tart Cherry Hand Pies
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Michigan’s state pie gets reimagined in this recipe for tart cherry hand pies. Refrigerated or homemade pie crust is filled with frozen and dried cherries before being baked for only 15 minutes and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

For the Tart Cherry Hand Pies recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet

Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet
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If you’re hoping to learn a fun new skill this summer, start with mastering the art of sorbet-making — it’s actually quite easy. For this cherry and mint sorbet recipe, toss your ingredients into a blender. Blend the fruit until it’s smooth, then just pour it into a container and freeze it for two to three hours.

For the Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bark

Dark Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bark
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You can make this incredible cherry chocolate quinoa bark with only four ingredients. Just toast some quinoa and mix it with melted chocolate, cherries and pumpkin seeds. Spread the mixture onto parchment paper and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. This treat can be a healthy snack as well since chocolate is one of those foods that help lower blood pressure.

For the Dark Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bark recipe, click here.

Cherry Poppy Seed Streusel Cake

Cherry Poppy Seed Streusel Cake
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If you’re planning a birthday party for your kid or simply having some guests over, a great dessert to serve is cherry poppy seed streusel cake. This recipe can feed about 20 people and is guaranteed to impress.

For the Cherry Poppy Seed Streusel Cake recipe, click here.

No-Bake Cherry Granola Bars

No-Bake Cherry Granola Bars
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It’s hard to beat a dessert that doesn’t have a bake time, and these cherry granola bars fit the bill. Mixed with sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, tart cherries and oats, these treats are perfect to pair with your morning coffee or to have after a hearty dinner.

For the No-Bake Cherry Granola Bars recipe, click here.

Cherry Mocha Smoothie

Cherry Mocha Smoothie
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It’s difficult to beat a treat that can double as breakfast and dessert. Pair this cherry mocha smoothie with some expertly scrambled eggs in the morning or have it as a sweet treat after dinner. Mixed with cold brew, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon and frozen dark sweet cherries, this decadent drink is a great way to jump-start your morning.

For the Cherry Mocha Smoothie recipe, click here.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt
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Don’t search for cooking classes just yet — this dessert recipe is perfect for bakers of all skill sets. Just combine cherries, yogurt and agave into a blender and blend until smooth. Then fold in the chocolate chips and place the mixture in the freezer for about two hours.

For the Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits
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These cherry cheesecake parfaits are a great summer dish to indulge in for beginner bakers. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a delicate blend of sweet and tart flavors that will pair seamlessly with more of our picnic recipes perfect for your blanket and basket.

For the Tart Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits recipe, click here.

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