Photo courtesy of Emily Caruso, provided by Choose Cherries
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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