Our 20 Best Cherry Recipes

Cherries aren't just for snacking poolside. We've got recipes for breakfast, dinner, and more to help you make the most of this summertime fruit.
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Spiced Cherry-Almond Breakfast Bars

spiced cherry almond breakfast bars

Why buy breakfast bars when you can make your own in just 20 minutes? These protein-packed bars are naturally sweetened with honey and dried cherries for a delicious fruit and nut combo. 

Recipe: Try our Spiced Cherry-Almond Breakfast Bars

Lemon-Cherry Rolls

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Classic cinnamon rolls get a delicious twist in this lemon-cherry roll recipe. Combine lemon curd with dried tart cherries for a seriously summery breakfast.

Recipe: Try our Lemon-Cherry Rolls

Cherry Breakfast Cake

cherry breakfast cake

Talk about luxury! A soft cake base, sweet cherry middle and crumbly sugary topping make for an indulgent breakfast. Bonus: The recipe calls for frozen cherries, so you can make this bake any time of year! 

Recipe: Try our Cherry Breakfast Cake

Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Basil

Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Basil

Grab up alllll the red berries—cherries, raspberries, grapes, and more—for this tasty, summery salad that'll look great at the center of your table. 

Recipe: Try our Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Basil

Cherry Gazpacho

cherry gazpacho

This Spanish classic is extra refreshing on hot summer days. Grab a pound of cherries, and whip up our vibrant version in minutes.

Recipe: Try our Cherry Gazpacho

Cherry Tabbouleh

cherry tabbouleh

Fresh cherries add a nice bit of sweetness to this Mediterranean classic. Make a big batch on Sunday for a delish side to any weekday lunch.

Recipe: Try our Cherry Tabbouleh

Grilled Chicken with Parsley & Cherry Salad

Grilled Chicken with Parsley & Cherry Salad

Grilled chicken's more fun when it comes with cherries! This meal will become a summer staple once you see how easy it is to throw together.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Chicken with Parsley & Cherry Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Cherries & Basil

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This recipe does double duty: Serve it as a salad with the night's dinner, or fashion it into grammable appetizers for a summer gathering. Either way, it's absolutely delicious!

Recipe: Try our Shaved Zucchini Salad with Cherries & Basil

Cherry-Braised Short Ribs with Bok Choy & Soba Noodles

Cherry-Braised Short Ribs with Bok Choy & Soba Noodles

Summer's favorite grilled dish—ribs—get simmered in cherry juice and topped with dried cherries for an Asian-style, flavor-packed meal.

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Braised Short Ribs with Bok Choy & Soba Noodles

Pork Chops with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce

Pork Chops with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce

As if a red wine-balsamic sauce weren't enough, we added cherry preserves to the mix. Spoon this sauce over perfectly cooked pork chops to satisfy those sweet and savory cravings. 

Recipe: Try our Pork Chops with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce

Cherry-Lime Baked Wings

Cherry-Lime Baked Wings

Game day will never be the same once you try these zesty, sweet wings glazed in cherry jam and lime juice. Little sweet, little sour, all delicious.

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Lime Baked Wings

Chicken with Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

chicken with cherry-fennel barbecue sauce served on gray plate

Sweet, spicy, savory—this marinade checks all the boxes. Let the chicken legs sit in the sauce while you're at work, then grill 'em up for an easy, not-so-basic chicken dinner!

Recipe: Try our Chicken with Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

Cherry-Chipotle Turkey Breast

cherry chipotle turkey breast

Keep this one in your back pocket for Thanksgiving dinner. Jarred cherries get pureed with chipotles, mustard, and honey for a delectable roasted turkey. 

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Chipotle Chicken Breast

Cherry-Almond Sodas

Cherry-Almond Sodas

Hello, summer sippin'! Kids and adults alike will love these cherry sodas mixed with lime, ginger, and almond extract. 

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Almond Sodas

Cherry-Sage Margarita

cherry sage margarita

The oh-so-refreshing margarita is getting a fruity makeover! Add tart cherry juice and orange liqueur to the pitcher for an extra tasty happy hour. 

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Sage Margarita

Cherry Whiskey Sours

Cherry Whiskey Sours

For another fruity take on a classic adult bev, add cherry juice and top with a maraschino cherry. Flavorful and fun! 

Recipe: Try our Cherry Whiskey Sours

Cherry Cream Floats

Cherry Cream Floats

Root beer's not ice cream's only partner. Combine cherries, lime, sugar, and seltzer for a cherry soda, and pour over cherry-vanilla ice cream for a very cherry dessert.

Recipe: Try our Cherry Cream Floats

Cherry-Pecan Bark

Cherry-Pecan Bark

This treat is so simple you might be fooled into thinking it lacks in flavor. Don't. The sweet-and-salty combo of semisweet chocolate, cherries, and toasted pecans will keep you going back for more and more (and more).

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Pecan Bark

Cherry-Black Pepper Cobbler

Cherry-Black Pepper Cobbler

This dessert can be made with fresh or frozen cherries. That's a good thing because once you try it, you'll want to make it all year round.

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Black Pepper Cobbler

Cherry-Mocha Affogato

Cherry-Mocha Affogato

Coffee lovers, you're going to want to scoop this up ASAP. Pour a shot of espresso over chocolate gelato and top with halved cherries for the dessert of your dreams.

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Mocha Affogato

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