All About Cherries
Fresh, local cherries are the shining jewels of late spring and summer fruit. Learn what to look for at the market, different varieties, and find ways to use your haul below.
How to Pit Cherries - Pit a Cherry Without a Pitter
See the easiest way to pit cherries without a cherry pitter (and end up with whole fruit!).
How to Freeze Cherries
See how easy it is to freeze cherries with this guide.
Not all cherries are equal. While some are great for baking, others turn into mealy mush if put in a pie. If buying at a farmers market and in doubt, ask the grower how best to use the cherries you find.
Cherry Varieties – From Bing to Rainier
Sweet, sour, bing, Rainier - learn about all different cherries with this guide.
All sweet cherries are best eaten out of hand, popped into you mouth as a snack or simple dessert. See when to expect which sweet cherries below.
Cherry Gin and Tonic
Muddled cherries add a whole new flavor to the classic gin and tonic.
These cherry margaritas use muddled (and strained) cherries instead for a sophisticated summer quencher.
Cherry Pit Vinegar
Make use of cherry pits with this delicious cherry-flavored cherry pit vinegar.
Fresh cherries are tasty in this smoothie, but frozen ones are even better - they add a lovely icy-ness.
Rainier Cherry Salad
Bright blushing Rainier cherries look fabulous on a bed of salad greens, and their juicy sweetness pairs perfectly with creamy buttermilk dressing.
Spiced Brandied Cherries
Preserve the taste of sweet and tangy summer cherries with this easy recipe for brandied cherries.
Classic Manhattan Cocktail
If you put up brandied cherries, use them in this cocktail!
Fresh ripe cherries become bright, spicy pickles with this easy recipe.
Make delicious cherry syrup for desserts or cocktails.
Fresh cherries become a quick saucy puree with tons of uses.