Advertisement

How should I serve cherries?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
You can serve cherries in the following ways:
  • Enhance the flavor of cooked cherries by adding a few drops of almond extract, a little cinnamon, or some slivers of orange or lemon zest.
  • Try cherry rather than strawberry shortcake: Halve a low-fat angel food cake and layer with sliced sweet cherries and vanilla yogurt.
  • Top plain or frozen yogurt with pitted cherries and serve as is or blend in your food processor for a sweet, yet healthful smoothie.
  • Use either pitted sweet or sour cherries to make chilled cherry soup: Cook the cherries in water and fruit juice or wine (2 cups liquid to 1 cup fruit). Simmer just until fruit is soft, then pure, sweeten with honey to taste, and chill. Serve topped with a dollop of plain yogurt.
  • Make your own chocolate-covered cherries: Wash and thoroughly dry cherries, as the least bit of moisture will result in lumpy chocolate. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, dip in the cherries to cover, and set 1 inch apart on a waxed paper covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened.
Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

More About this Book

Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything...

Continue Learning about Cooking & Health

Slow Down Aging by Cooking with This Juice
Slow Down Aging by Cooking with This Juice
Whatever you put in your pan for dinner tonight, make sure you add a few squeezes of this: lemon juice. A new study shows that marinating meats in le...
Read More
How can I make a healthy tomato soup for my kids?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Elmo has a great recipe for a healthy soup for your kids - want to know what it is? Watch as El...
More Answers
How can I lower the calories in brownies?
HealthyWomenHealthyWomen
Brownies are moist, rich and chocolatey thanks to calorie- and cholesterol-loaded fats such as butte...
More Answers
What's a Safe Way to Grill Foods So They Don't Cause Cancer?
What's a Safe Way to Grill Foods So They Don't Cause Cancer?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.