Though fresh cherries are clearly the main event here, the almond shortbread crust, almond-liqueur mascarpone filling, and Amaretto glaze play supporting roles that elevate this tart beyond simple cherry flavor. It's a powerhouse dessert that's great for company!
Tartouillat (Cherry and Rum Cake)
Get your cherry fix like a grown-up with this subtly sweet, slightly boozy French cake. It's delicious served warm or at room temperature, and don't forget the powdered sugar.
American Flag Fruit Salad
Whether it's the Fourth of July or you're just feeling particularly patriotic, you can celebrate cherry season and America's independence with this star-spangled fruit salad. (And OK, it tastes just as good when served in a bowl.)
Black Forest Cake
Combining dark chocolate, kirsch liquor, and sweet cherries, this new take on a German classic is hard to resist. With an easy recipe that eschews whipped cream layering for a richer, denser, and more chocolaty base, you really have no excuse not to start baking right away.
Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
This almond milk smoothie packs enough fruity sweetness and vanilla flavor to make it fair game for dessert and breakfast alike.
Mini Sweet Cherry Pies
Hand pies combine the satisfaction of pie with the portability of cookies, making them perfect for any warm-weather outing. With fresh cherry filling, these pies might just be the most summery bites of the season.
Don't let it's humble appearance deceive you, this Southern sweet delivers on flavor in a big way. Our recipe uses sour cherries instead of the traditional apples and pecans, and the resulting pucker artfully offsets the torte's inherent sweetness.
Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake
Buttery, chocolatey, and fruity all at the same time, this cocoa-based recipe uses diced fresh cherries and chocolate chips to sweeten and lighten the dense cake.
Sour Cherry Pie
Cherry Breakfast Crumble
A buttery coating of hearty oats complements the sweet cherries perfectly, and makes an ideal breakfast when topped with some greek yogurt. For dessert, just add half a cup of sugar to the oat topping.
Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet
Combining the sour cherry's resilient tart flavor with floral hints of lavender, maraschino liqueur, and lime, this refreshing sorbet is the perfect summer palate cleanser. For the ultimate cherry lime rickey float, scoop some into a glass of lime seltzer.
Sour Cherry-Lime Sorbet with Amaretti Cookies
Another sour cherry sorbet that's great for summer. If the cherry-lime combo is up your alley, but you'd prefer boozy undertones to floral ones, this sorbet and cookie pairing is for you.
Cherry Butter Cake
Part pound cake, part yellow cake, all good. This delicious butter cake keeps it simple, like a buckle that skips the streusel topping, and places warm fresh cherries in the spotlight (right where they should be).