What’s in Season: 3 Fun & Creative Recipes for Cherry-Lovers

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired August 12, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

It’s the most wonderful time of year for cherry lovers – that time when the grocery stores shelves are piled high with bins of fresh cherries, and usually on sale because they’re in season! Wondering what to do with those plump red gems? Read on for three of our favorite recipes that feature cherries in the starring role.

No. 1: Chocolate Almond Cherry Scones

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This scone recipe comes from actor David Burtka (husband of Neil Patrick Harris), and it’s a favorite of their adorable twins. The dough is super simple to make, and a mixer makes it even easier!

Tip: Make sure your butter is cold for this recipe.

No. 2: Abigail Derethik's Cherry-Almond Soda

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This yummy ice cream float recipe calls for frozen cherries, but there’s no need to do that when there’s so much fresh around, right? To make this delish drink, puree a cup of cherries and pour into glasses, mix in almond syrup and top with soda water. Add a scoop of ice cream and brandied cherries, and it’s ready!

No. 3: Cherry Sangria

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Another excellent way to highlight fresh cherry flavor is in this delish sangria! Just muddle thinly sliced plums, 2 cups of cherries, a handful of basil leaves and one quarter cup of Kirschwasser brandy in a pitcher to release their juices. Then add sliced oranges and wine, and serve over ice. Perfect for a hot summer day.

What’s your favorite way to cook with cherries? Share below.

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