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42 BEST CHERRY RECIPES & Ways To Use Up Cherries

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Here's the only cherry recipe list you will ever need to use up all of your cherries. No matter if you are heading to your local farmers market to get a few baskets of cherries, or grabbing large crates of cherries to can or use for your favorite cherry recipes.

Here are the very best cherry recipes and the ways to use up cherries. It was so fun going through all of these amazing recipes from fellow food bloggers, mommy bloggers, and recipe sites. If you actually make every single one of these cherry recipes, let us know in the comments! Who is up for the cherry challenge? We sure are, and plan to make every single one of these cherry recipes for our families and friends to try. 

You may be wondering what you can do with lots of cherries and the good news is that there are so many delicious cherry recipes that use fresh cherries as the star ingredient. Enjoy the world's best cherry recipes and ways to use up every single last cherry!

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WAYS TO USE UP CHERRIES & ULTIMATE LIST OF THE BEST CHERRY RECIPES

1. CHERRY QUINOA SALAD RECIPE by Fork In The Kitchen

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How about a healthy and tasty cherry salad with quinoa? This is perfect for a side dish or for a quick and easy lunch idea. Fresh cherries with rosemary, blue cheese, walnuts & honey makes this salad amazingly flavorful. "There’s nothing I love more than bringing people together with food, a good glass of wine, and a kitchen dance party!" - Becca 

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2. BEST BLACK FOREST CAKE RECIPE by Preppy Kitchen

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Get ready for the only black forest cake recipe you will ever need to have on hand. This cake has delicious chocolate layers that are soaked in a cherry brandy syrup. The whole cake is covered in whipped cream and is absolutely scrumptious. John says: "This delicious black forest cake features luscious chocolate cake layers soaked in a cherry brandy syrup all covered in whipped cream and shaved chocolate. It's a light and perfectly sweet German dessert that is easy to make and a chocolate-lover's dream!"

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3. CHERRY PANCAKES RECIPE by Lemon Press

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These cherry pancakes are made with fresh cherries and buttermilk. What we love about making cherry pancakes is that you can make a few batches at a time to freeze. Then when you need a quick snack or when the kids come home from school hungry, just pop one or two into the toaster to warm up and you have a healthy homemade snack.

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4. CHERRY TURNOVER RECIPE by Blend Of Spices

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This cherry turnover recipe is super easy to make. The puff pastry is flaky and the homemade cherry filling is absolutely yummy. You can serve cherry turnovers warm or cold. Since they freeze beautifully, you can spend a pleasant afternoon making a whole bunch of batches for later.

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5. CHERRY CHUTNEY RECIPE by This Mess Is Ours

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A super easy chutney paired with fresh ginger. This is a quick 20 minute recipe that is flavorful and scrumptious. There are so many uses for cherry chutney. You can use this cherry chutney for a cheese and cracker dish, add as a topping to ice cream, or use cherry chutney in smoothies for extra richness and flavor.

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6. HOW TO CAN CHERRIES by Frugal Living NW

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Canning cherries is perfect for those days when you are off to the fruit stands to  buy cherries in bulk. Canning and preserving is the best way to be able to use cherries for every season. If you have not tried canning your own cherries, this is a super easy recipe and tutorial. Angela says: "The best way to avoid getting overwhelmed during the canning process is to prep as much as possible ahead of time, especially if you are working alone."

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7. CHERRY MUFFIN RECIPE by Beyond The Chicken Coop

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Breakfast never tasted so good. This cherry muffin recipe really delivers that sweet cherry taste. If you have a big cherry harvest this year, then try this recipe because you can make a whole bunch of batches and freeze them for later.

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8. CANDIED CHERRY RECIPE by Christina's Cucina

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Get ready for some serious yumminess. Candied cherries are so easy to make with only a few ingredients. You can use them for cookies, pies, and cakes. Or just eat them as is for a special treat.

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9. CHERRY LIME ICE POPS RECIPE by Skinny Taste

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My oh my just looking at these cherry ice pops has our taste buds saying yes please. If cherry is your favorite flavor for ice cold treats then you are going to want to save this cherry recipe to make on those hot days.

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10. CHERRY LOAF CAKE RECIPE by Where Is My Spoon

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This is a super easy cherry recipe to make when you need something quick for desert or for when company is coming over. This cherry loaf cake is so yummy that you might want to make two, or three, or four to use up your extra cherries. This cake freezes perfectly so you can make several and save them for later.

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11. HOMEMADE CHERRY JUICE by Bless This Mess Please

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If you have more cherries than you know what to do with, why don't you try to make your own cherry juice? Making cherry juice is super easy and you can freeze it, or can it to be enjoyed later on in the year.

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12. CHERRY BROWNIE RECIPE by Laura Rebecca

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Need a super chocolatey and chewy cherry recipe? If you are a fan of cherries and chocolate together, then this is a must try. We think that chocolate and cherries are a perfect match.

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13. CHERRY RICE PUDDING RECIPE by Lavender And Macarons

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Prepare yourselves for the most amazing texture and flavor combination. This rice pudding uses cherries and arborio rice that creates a creamy texture that makes a unique dessert idea. Iryna says: "Wait until you try this simple yet scrumptious Danish dessert. It is fluffy, creamy and irresistible."

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14. CHERRY ICE CREAM RECIPE by Bake With Shivesh

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Here's a yummy and creamy ice cream recipe you must try for those hot days when you need a refreshing treat. This is a no churn recipe so you won't need anything fancy. This recipe uses only a few ingredients and of course, fresh cherries.

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15. CHERRY CRISP RECIPE by Just So Tasty

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There's one recipe that cherry lovers look forward to every year and that's making fresh and delicious cherry crisp. Making cherry crisp uses all of your cherries up in an easy way that will feed a crowd. Cherry crisp also freezes really nice too so it's easy to make a few to freeze for later.

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16. CHERRY SALSA RECIPE by Chips And Pepper

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Use up all of your extra cherries with this fresh cherry salsa. You can use any kinds of cherries for this recipe and it will turn out delicious. If you like the flavors of cilantro & lime plus the heat of jalapeno pepper, then you are going to love this recipe.

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17. CHERRY STRUDEL RECIPE by Anna Olson

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Anna Olson makes an authentic Viennese-style cherry strudel. The trick is to stretch out the dough as thinly as possible and roll it over the cherry filling.

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18. CHERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE by Our Salty Kitchen

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Just one look at this cherry smoothie photo sends us running to the kitchen. This smoothie recipe uses fresh cherries, old fashioned oats, chia seeds and is the perfect way to start your day or for a late afternoon treat. 

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19. CHERRY SCONE RECIPE by Domestically Blissful

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Use up all of your leftover fresh cherries with this mouthwatering scone recipe. The dark chocolate takes these scones to another level of yumminess in this sweet and savory recipe.

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20. CHERRY CHEESECAKE RECIPE by Natasha's Kitchen

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This yummy cherry cheesecake is creamy, delicious and totally easy to make. If you need a recipe for guests or a special treat after dinner, then try this cherry recipe out for sure. Natasha gives you step by step instructions to make it perfect. Natasha says: "This is a make-ahead, freezer-friendly dessert that is well-loved by all of our family and friends. Watch the video tutorial and you will be a pro in no time!"

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21. BRANDIED CHERRY RECIPE BY Nourished Kitchen

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If you love cherries and brandy together then try this yummy recipe. This recipe is perfect for leftover fresh cherries or for when you are in the mood for making a few batches to save for later. And you only need three ingredients. Cherries, brandy, and sugar.

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22. CHERRY PUDDING CAKE RECIPE by Simply Stacie

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Cooking from scratch has never been better with this delicious cherry recipe. If you are in need of a quick decadent dessert that will please everyone, then this is a must try recipe. The hint of lemon peel flavor just gives it that perfect balance to the sweet cherries.

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23. CHERRY COULIS RECIPE by Kitchen Konfidence

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A super delicious cherry sauce that is perfect for using up extra cherries in your fridge. Use this on cakes, ice cream, pancakes or in smoothies for extra flavour. This recipe only uses a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

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24. HOW TO MAKE FREEZE DRIED CHERRIES by Simply Canning

Learn how to freeze dry your own cherries for a delicious snack or to use in recipes. Simply canning shows how easy this is to make your own. For this recipe, you will need a freeze dryer. Check Prices On Harvest Right

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25. CHERRY BARK RECIPE by Sweetest Menu

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Now that you know how to make your own freeze dried cherries from the recipe above, try making this cherry bark. This gourmet cherry bark is made with only four ingredients so it is super easy to follow this recipe. Imagine dark rich chocolate melting in your mouth with flavorful freeze dried cherries and cashews. Yum.

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26. CHERRY JAM RECIPE by Food Fusion

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Here's how to make fabulous and tasty cherry jam. Food Fusion shows you how to make this jam in easy steps with a video. The lemon zest gives the cherry jam another flavor level that is yummy and bright.

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27. GRILLED CHICKEN WITH CHERRY SAUCE RECIPE by Greens N Chocolate

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Prepare yourselves for a mouth watering dish that will use up any extra fresh cherries that you have. This grilled chicken with balsamic cherry sauce is going to be your new favorite recipe when you need a quick and easy recipe for dinner or lunch.

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28. EASY CHERRY SORBET RECIPE by Recipe Diaries

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A delightful and refreshing cherry sorbet recipe with only a few ingredients. If you have a bountiful crop this year or love to make your own healthy sweet treats then this recipe is a must try.

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29. CHERRY CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCE RECIPE by Hey Grill Hey

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Make your own sweet and savory bbq sauce with fresh or frozen cherries. The cherries paired with the balsamic gives this sauce rich and incredible flavor that goes perfectly with any bbq dish. Hey Grill Hey says: "This sauce is rich and incredibly flavorful with notes of sweetness from the cherries, smoky heat from the chipotles, and a bright lift from fresh lime zest and juice. This is a sauce that will instantly elevate anything you baste or brush it on."

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30. CHERRY CAKE RECIPE by Cooking Tree

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The recipe for this cherry cake is in the description on their YouTube channel. If you have extra cherries, why not use them up by making a cake? Doesn't this look scrumptious? Can't wait to try this recipe out. If you made this cake for a birthday or a special evening for guests, they will love every bite.

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31. CHERRY GRANOLA BAR RECIPE by Sally's Baking Addiction

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A perfect way to get cherries into a healthy snack. These cherry granola bars are made with vanilla almond and cashew coconut with a little bit of chocolate. If you want to try making your own homemade granola bars with extra cherries, this is the best recipe out there!

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32. BEST CHERRY TART RECIPE by The Domestic Geek

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The recipe for this cherry tarte is in the description on their YouTube channel. If you have an abundance of cherries, then this cherry tart is a must try! Cherry tarts freeze beautifully too so you can spend the whole day making tarts for the freezer. Try to use the freshest cherries you can for this tart for the best flavor results.

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33. CHERRY TENDERLOIN RECIPE by Simple Seasonal

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A great way to use up extra cherries. Try this mouth watering cherry tenderloin recipe. A perfectly cooked tenderloin topped with cherry sauce. This recipe is everything you could ever want in a cherry dish. It's sweet and savory at the same time.

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34. BEST COCKTAIL CHERRY RECIPE by A Cook Named Matt

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If you would like to try making your very own cocktail cherries, then Matt is your guy! This easy and delicious recipe will make the best homemade cherries to add to your drinks and cocktails. If you have cherries that are just past their prime then this is going to be a very good way to use those cherries up. You can use any kind of cherries for this recipe.

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35. BEST CHERRY BUBBLE CAKE RECIPE by Wedart Studio

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This recipe is going to make your mouth water. You are going to want to head straight to the kitchen to make this fabulous cherry cake. This cherry recipe is made with fresh cherries that is perfect for a dinner party or brunch. Watch the video to learn how to use up all of your extra cherries in this recipe.

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36. BEST CHERRY MANGO SALMON RECIPE by Publix

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If you love salmon, then this cherry salmon dish is going to be on your must make list. This is a savory dish that has tasty cherries, mangoes, mint and basil as the main ingredients. A perfect combination of flavors to go with the salmon.

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37. BEST CHERRY CLAFOUTIS RECIPE by Tasty

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Tasty does it again with this really great cherry recipe that you must try. A clafoutis is a baked French dessert that has fruit arranged in a dish that's covered with a thick flan-like batter. Give yourself about 45 minutes to an hour to get this perfect. If you love cherry clafoutis, you are going to love the taste and texture in every yummy bite.

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38. BEST CLASSIC CHERRY PIE RECIPE by Natasha's Kitchen

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Just imagine the cherries bubbling through the pie crust making your home smell amazing. Making this delicious classic cherry pie is super easy too, and Natasha not only has a really great recipe, but a helpful video too.

We promise, the time you spend pitting all of those tasty little cherries is totally worth it. You can use any kinds of cherries but the sweet ones are the best for this classic recipe.

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39. BEST CHERRY RICOTTA TART RECIPE by TheMadeTable

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These cherry ricotta tarts look so delicious! When we saw them on Instagram we knew these had to get featured in this cherry recipe roundup for the best cherry ideas. These are creamy and sweet at the same time, and what a brilliant idea to add the ricotta, cherries, with a little bit of olive oil and honey.

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40. BEST CHERRY COBBLER RECIPE by Bon Appetit

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Do you have lots of extra cherries? This cherry cobbler recipe is super for using them all up. It's a recipe that is kind of like shortcake and cobbler all in one. It has the most delicious lemony cherry filling and is topped with shortcake-inspired cream biscuits. The topping is so tender and light and soaks up all of those cherry fruit juices without getting soggy.

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41. CHERRY LEMONADE RECIPE by Jennifer Meyering

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And for a super refreshing drink that uses fresh cherries, try this cherry lemonade. If you love flavored water, then why don't you try to make your own version from scratch? Make sure you make extra because your family or friends are going to be coming back for more.

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42.  BEST CHERRY MILKSHAKE RECIPE by The Unlikely Baker

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A rich and creamy milkshake with fresh cherries is perfect for those warm summer days. This milkshake recipe uses pitted fresh cherries and the taste is amazing and fresh. If you have frozen cherries in the freezer, this cherry drink is a great way to use those up.

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And if you just love cherries and want to watch a really great video. Here's one of our favorite YouTubers, Liziqi. In this video she's making some amazing and delicious cherry recipes.

 

 

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Christina Conte
Christina Conte

August 27, 2020

What a fabulous collection of cherry recipes! Thanks so much!

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