The 15 Best Damn Cherry Dessert Recipes Ever Slideshow
The 15 Best Damn Cherry Dessert Recipes Ever
While cherries have plenty of savory uses, the best place for these perfectly sweet, tart, and juicy fruits is in the world of dessert. From cookies and fudge to cakes and puddings, the potential for cherry desserts is endless. And, of course, who can forget the cherry pie? We couldn’t! That’s why we have six variations of this classic dessert, from fresh cherry pies to crumbles to even a few gluten-free options, in case flour isn’t your thing.
The Best Cherry Pie
The best cherry pie is a simple cherry pie. The inclusion of 4 cups of juicy, tart cherries ensures that this flaky, beautiful dessert is full of flavor.
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Black Cherry Clafouti
Somewhere between a custard and a cake, this traditional French dessert has a texture that is simply irresistible. The best part about this particular recipe is that it’s completely done in under an hour and uses basic pantry staples, so you can make it in a pinch.
For the Black Cherry Clafouti recipe, click here.
Black Forest Icebox Cake
The classic Black Forest cake flavors of chocolate cakes, cherries, whipped cream are left intact in this icebox cake, but condensed into pudding, cherries, and delicate ladyfingers. All the loveliness with none of the baking.
For the Black Forest Icebox Cake recipe, click here.
Bonne Maman Cherry Chocolate Pudding
Nothing beats a rich, homemade dark chocolate pudding — except that same pudding with beautiful tart cherry preserves mixed in. This simple dessert contains such a depth of flavor, it’s the perfect indulgence.
For the Bonne Maman Cherry Chocolate Pudding recipe, click here.
Cherry and Citrus Cobbler
Can’t get enough tart flavor from cherries alone? This cobbler’s mix of cherries, grapefruit, and oranges will bring summertime flavors straight to your plate.
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Cherry Rhubarb Pie
Sweet cherries and just the right amount of honey help to counterbalance the tartness of rhubarb’s bright red stalks. Thus, this pie is the perfect balance of sweet and tart to satisfy any diner.
For the Cherry Rhubarb Pie recipe, click here.
Cherry-Almond Clafoutis With Cognac
This traditional southwestern French dish is rustic, fragrant, and impossible to resist. Sliced almonds and sugar add a wonderful sweetness and crunch to the buttery, flan-like dough.
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Chocolate Cherry Mini Lava Cakes
Chocolate lava cakes are the ultimate indulgent dessert. With a wonderfully luscious fudge center and just the right amount of tart cherry flavor to counterbalance the rich chocolate, this dessert is picture perfect.
For the Chocolate Cherry Mini Lava Cakes recipe, click here.
Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Cookies
If you want a cherry dessert on the go, these cookies are unmatched. This dessert is golden, chewy, and filled with delicious dark chocolate and sweet dried cherries.
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Fresh Cherry Pie
Forget canned cherry pie filling. This fresh cherry pie is the real thing. Making your own fruit mixture ensures a perfectly tart yet sweet pie.
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Gluten-Free Cherry Blueberry Crumble
Using fresh, ripe fruit makes a world of a difference, and this crumble highlights summer fruits in all their glory. And while most gluten-free crumbles use a ton of ingredients to achieve a crunch, this recipe keeps it simple.
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Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble Pie
Just because you can’t tolerate gluten doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious, golden-crusted cherry pie! Using rice flour, potato starch, gluten-free oats, xanthan gum, and guar gum, this pie has the crust you’re looking for without any of the bad stuff.
For the Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble Pie recipe, click here.
Sour Cream and Cherry Fudge
Dark chocolate and cherries may seem like the most natural fudge combination, but this here is the real deal. Sour cream adds a wonderful tanginess to candied cherries and almond extract, creating a bite that is wholly unique.
For the Sour Cream and Cherry Fudge recipe, click here.
Sweet Egg Crepe With Cherry Jam and Crème Fraîche
Is this sweet half-omelette, half-crepe a breakfast or a dessert? The answer is both. This tangy, delicate egg dish is the perfect cap to any brunch menu.
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White Chocolate-Cherry Macadamia Nut Squares
These dessert bars are the best of both worlds. Not only are they simultaneously chewy and crunchy, but the cherry-coconut combination is a delight for picky palates, while other eaters will enjoy the subtle meatiness of the macadamia nut.
For the White Chocolate-Cherry Macadamia Nut Squares recipe, click here.