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10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

Posted by tspbasil
August 29, 2014
Featured in: Sweet Splurges
10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

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It’s fitting this post is going live while I’m vacationing in Seattle, land of the Rainier cherry. While I adore all summer fruits, it’s cherries – be it sweet, tart or sour - that are what I can’t get enough of all summer long.

Admittedly, I don’t often cook with cherries because I usually polish them off before I can even get them into a measuring cup or a baking pan.

Cherries remind me of the beach as they are almost always in the cooler accompanying us with the beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and sand toys. Our family tradition is to see how far we can spit the pits and my Dad always makes a smile with four to five cherry pit “teeth”, artfully arranged in his mouth.

10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

And it’s how my daughter – 5 years old at the time – lost her first tooth. Literally lost it in the sand as she was practicing the fine art of cherry pit spitting for the first time.

10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

And when cleaning out some files the other day, I came across this now defunct food magazine and figured it was a sign I had to give some cherry desserts the spotlight.

10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

(Is 1987 considered vintage at this point??)

So, here are 10 delectable cherry dessert recipes from the Healthy Aperture archives to enjoy during summer’s last hurrah.

I think I’ll buy a few extra bags of cherries to help my odds of actually cooking with them next time.

10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup

Cherry Fool via Teaspoon of Spice
Dark Chocolate Cherry S’mores via 40 Aprons
Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake via Healthy Aperture
Tart Cherry Fro-Yo via Ari’s Menu
Single Serve Cherry Rhubarb Pies via A Clean Bake

10 Cheers for Cherries! Cherry Desserts Recipe Roundup


Easy Cherry Tart (GF) via Phoebe’s Pure Food
Port Wine & Bing Cherry Pops via Nutrition Adventures
Sweet Cherry & Amaretto Greek Yogurt Ice Cream via Sweet Canela
Cherry Apricot Almond Crisp via Garlic + Zest
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies via Meal Makeover Moms

Tell me what your favorite summer fruit is. Are you a cherry lover? Sweet or tart? What’s your favorite way to cook with them?

tspbasil

tspbasil
Deanna Segrave-Daly is the author of the SWEET SPLURGES Feature on HealthyAperture -- a monthly column designed for the reader who wants to eat healthfully most of the time but who also enjoys indulging now and then, too. Deanna is a food-loving dietitian who writes, develops recipes and dabbles in food iPhoneography for her blog Teaspoon of Spice. Along with being the {Sweet Splurges} Features Editor at Healthy Aperture, she is also the co-founder of The Recipe ReDux and Blog Brûlée. Her 8-year old daughter and picky eater husband keep her inspired to create appealing, good-for-you family cuisine.
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