5 Great Ways To Use Fresh Cherries

by GeorgiaRose

Enjoy these easy & delicious recipes that are perfect for summer!

Fresh cherries are the perfect fruit for a variety of recipes. They're sweet and firm, slightly tart, and come in varieties that include Bing, Rainer, Sweetheart, Lambert, and more.

People of all ages look forward to the start of cherry season. The season peak for cherries in the United States, is in the months of June, July, and August.

While most people enjoy eating cherries fresh, I will show you five great ways to include cherries in a variety of recipes.

Easy & Delicious Fresh Cherry Recipes.
Easy & Delicious Fresh Cherry Recipes.

Easy Cherry Brownies

Cherry and chocolate are the perfect pair in these delectable brownies.

 Easy Cherry Brownies

1 Box of Brownie Mix

1 cup of fresh cherries (pitted and chopped)

 Follow the directions on your brownie mix and add cherries as your last ingredient. Carefully stir your cherries into your brownie batter. Cook according to the brownie mix, cool, and serve.

Cherry Pecan Oatmeal

Cherries and pecans are a wonderful duo in this delicious oatmeal. You can use your choice of steel cut, old fashioned, or instant oats in this recipe.

Cherry Pecan Oatmeal (for one person)

1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal

1/4 cup pecans (chopped)

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. butter

Cook your oatmeal and set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter and add the brown sugar and pecans. Cook on low until hot and bubbling, promptly remove from heat. Pour your pecan mixture over your oatmeal and serve.


Cherry Smoothie

Cherry smoothies are the perfect summer treat for children and adults of all ages. They make a great breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert.

Healthy Cherry Milkshake

1 cup of milk ( your choice)

1 cup of fresh cherries ( pitted )

1 cup of ice

1/2 cup of grape or apple juice

In a blender, combine all ingredients and process until well blended. Makes 3-4 servings.



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Cherry Lime Jello

Cherry lime jello is the perfect treat for hot summer days. Serve it to a crowd and watch how quickly it disappears.

Cherry Lime Jello

2  packages of lime jello (3oz each)

1 cup fresh cherries (pitted and chopped)

Make your jello according to directions. Stir in your chopped cherries last and put your jello mixture into a pan or mold. Makes 10-15 servings


Cherry Chicken Salad

Cherry chicken salad is a sweet and savory mixture that is great for summer entertaining. Enjoy it with crackers, over a green salad, or on bread and croissants.


Cherry Chicken Salad

4 cups of cooked chicken (diced or shredded)

1 1/2 cups of Mayonnaise ( your preference)

1/4 cup green onions (minced)

1/2 cup pecans (chopped)

1/2 cup cherries (chopped)

1 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp salt

2 tsp lemon juice

Combine your lemon juice, salt, pepper, and green onions in a large bowl. Let them sit for 10 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients with your lemon mixture and serve. Makes 4 servings.


Perfect for summer!
Perfect for summer!

Would You Try These Recipes?

Updated: 06/11/2013, GeorgiaRose
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GeorgiaRose on 05/24/2013

ologsinquito- thanks so much for commenting. You must try the cherry chicken salad, I think you will enjoy it. Hope your day is lovely~

ologsinquito on 05/24/2013

Hi GeorgiaRose,

Welcome to Wizzley. These cherry recipes look great. I'd like to try the Cherry Chicken Salad.

GeorgiaRose on 05/24/2013

Thanks for your comment Mike. Brownies are one of my favorite treats and I like finding ways to diversify them. Hope your day is great~

MikeRobbers on 05/24/2013

Delicious recipes and easy to cook! Have to try the cherry brownies :)

GeorgiaRose on 05/23/2013

katiem2- hope you enjoy them! Your daughters sound like typical children and adults. Our eyes can be so big, yet our bellies so small! Have a great day~

katiem2 on 05/23/2013

My daughters love fresh cherries and always go hog wild when we can get them in season at the market, BUT their eyes are often bigger than their bellies and much of the cherries go to waste. I will put these great ideas to good use, thanks

GeorgiaRose on 05/22/2013

WriterArtist- thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes and hope you try them soon. Have a lovely day~

WriterArtist on 05/22/2013

The cherry recipes are so delicious and mouth watering, I am off to get some snacks.

GeorgiaRose on 05/22/2013

Mira- thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed the recipes. Cherry vanilla oatmeal sounds delicious! Yum... Hope you have a wonderful day~

Mira on 05/22/2013

I love your ideas. I like to add apples and dried fruit to my oatmeal throughout the year, but when cherries are in season, it would be great to make cherry vanilla oatmeal -- yum :)! I can already imagine it! Thank you for this page :)

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