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.
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