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Fresh Cherries Get Sweet & Savory

Recipes that make the most of sweet summer cherries
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Sweet, delicate Rainier and deep mahogany-red Bing cherries may be everywhere right now, but in a few short weeks, they’ll be gone again until next summer. Make the most of them while you can. In this collection, you’ll find sweet and savory recipes for fresh cherries, in every course, including drinks.

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    Fresh Cherry Relish and Goat Cheese Crostini

    The salty ricotta and goat cheese combination plays up the fresh sweetness from the cherry relish with an added crunch in every bite, this is the perfect summer appetizer.
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    Ice Cream with Cherry Caramel Sauce

    The perfect chiller for those hot summer days here; fresh cherries add a burst of flavor to classic vanilla ice cream and then topped with bittersweet caramel sauce.
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    Roasted Cherry Soup with Crushed Sugared Almonds and Mascarpone

    This soup tastes as wonderful as it sounds. The flavor of the fruit is enhanced with a quick roasting and the presentation is elevated with the toasted almonds and the beautiful contrast of the mascarpone.
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    White Forest Cake

    This impressive spin on a Black Forest cake uses sweet white chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
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    Pulled Slow-Cooker Chicken with Cherry-Chile BBQ Sauce

    Cherries in a barbecue sauce? Absolutely! This deeply flavored pulled chicken is this summer's potluck must-make.  Use dark, sweet fresh cherries here, and a good cherry pitter is essential.
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    Cherry-Almond Clafoutis

    This rustic French dessert (a bit like a puffy oven pancake) is easy to make: Just mix up the batter, pour it over the cherries, and bake until golden-brown.
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    Pepper-Crusted Duck Breasts with Cherry-Port Sauce

    This elegant dish will fool your guests to think they are at a five-star restaurant in the South of France. A quick and easy fresh cherry-port sauce is drizzled over seared duck breasts making this a perfect meal for dinner guests or your family.
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    Lattice-Top Cherry Pie

    This classic cherry pie uses sour cherries (not sweet cherries like Bings). Sour cherries have an even shorter season and are scrumptious in baked desserts.
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    Cherry Mousse

    For this quick, delicious dessert, puréed cherries are folded into whipped cream for a simple, three-ingredient dessert.
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    Fresh Cherry Margarita

    Muddled cherries add a burst of bright color and wonderful sweetness to the classic Mexican cocktail.
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    Grilled Polenta Cake with Cherry-Cassis Sauce

    Grilling this pound cake may sound odd, but it’s definitely worth it—the cake gets a toasty texture that contrasts nicely with the soft whipped cream and bold cherry sauce.
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    Cherry Custard Tart with Sliced Almonds

    This tart has everything going for it: sweet cherries that compliment silky, smooth custard with an added crunch from the almond topping.
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    Cherry Breakfast Focaccia

    Have extra sweet cherries from the farmer’s market? This easy to bake focaccia bread is the perfect amount of sweetness to get started on your day.
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    Cherry and Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

    Fresh cherries paired with onions add an unexpected yet delicious flavor to the savory pork tenderloin that will make you wish cherries were in season year round.
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