Sour Cherry Recipes
Tart or sour cherries are smaller and softer than sweet cherries. Although they aren't as good as sweet cherries when eaten right of the tree, they are delicious when used in sour cherry recipes like cherry pies, cobblers, sweet bread, ice cream desserts and a host of other mouth watering delights.
Since sour cherries are only available in June and July they have to be canned, dried or frozen so they will be available year round. Fortunately they still contain their great taste no matter which of these methods are used.
For all you cherry lovers we have a couple of great sour cherry recipes that can make any meal a success. You should really try them the first chance you get.
Cherry Crisp Recipe
1 3/4 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
4 cups pitted cherries
1 cup oats 1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup butter
½ cup shortening
Preheat your oven to 360 degrees, then in a large enough bowl stir the cherries, 4 tablespoons of the flour and 2 cups of white sugar. When well mixed put into a 13x9 inch baking dish.
Next add all the other ingredients to the bowl and stir until they have a crumbly texture. Sprinkle this mixture over the cherries and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. If you are an ice cream lover this cherry crisp recipe goes great with a dip of vanilla.
Here is one other sour cherry recipe your dessert book should not be without.Everyone loves banana bread but wait until you taste it with tart cherries added.
Cherry Banana Bread
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
½ stick of your favorite margarine
2 tsp. Baking soda
2 ½ cups of flour
¾ cup of sugar
1 ¼ cup of mashed ripe bananas
1 ¼ cup of pitted and drained tart/sour cherries
pinch of salt
Mix the sugar and margarine until creamy and then add the cherries, bananas and eggs. Mix the dry ingredients separately and then add to the first mixture. Put in two 9x4 baking greased pans and bake for around 45 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these sour cherry recipes. Our website is mainly concerning cherries health benefits but we try to make it fun too. It doesn't hurt to have a little fruit dessert sometimes as long as you don't overdo it on your portions.