9 Sweet & Savory Recipes Using Fresh Cherries

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9 Sweet & Savory Recipes Using Fresh Cherries

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Bowl of sweet cherries mixed with red onion, cilantro and jalapeno


June 16 2021


We love cherry season, for reasons both sweet and savory. Check out a few of our favorite ways to take advantage of fresh cherries.

These recipes are especially tasty with Skylar Rae® cherries, grown in Washington State, where all cherries naturally flourish in eastern Washington’s dry, warm days and cool nights. They thrive in nutrient rich soil and have access to an abundance of natural water sources, allowing the trees to pump the cherries full of sugars and acids. Skylar Rae® cherries are uber sweet with low acidity and firm crunch, making them the ultimate sweet treat. They are available for a short time from mid-June until mid-July, so don't miss your chance to snack on these cherries! 

  1. Cherry Relish Pork Tenderoloin

    Add a fresh twist to your pork tenderloin. Yes, we're talking about the fresh cherry relish.

    Fun fact: Skylar Rae® cherries were discovered growing by chance. The bi-colored variety was found in an orchard that produced dark-sweet cherries. Chance discoveries are rarely viable for commercial production, which makes this cherry extra special!

  2. Slow-Cooked Cherry Cobbler

    Cooked low and slow in your slow cooker. It doesn't get easier than that!

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  3. Cherry-Kombucha Lemonade

    Not only does this recipe use fresh cherries in the base, but you can also use them as a fresh summery garnish for these nonalcoholic kombucha lemonade drinks.


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  4. Sweet Cherry Salsa

    A sweet and spicy dip made with fresh cherries and fresh jalapenos. Yes please!

    Fun fact: Skylar Rae® cherries come off the tree with high Brix, or sugar levels, and are also very crisp and firm!

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  5. Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

    If you haven't used fresh cherries to make a sauce for your pork chops, now's the time!

  6. Cherry Apple Pie

    The only thing better than an apple pie and a cherry pie is a mash-up of the two!

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  7. Minted Peach and Cherry Salad

    Refreshing light summer fruit salads start here. Made with minted peaches and cherries.

    Fun fact: While Skylar Rae® cherries taste great with just about everything, they are possibly at their best when consumed in a salad!

  8. Berry Cherry Cobbler

    Berries, cherries, and cobbler. What more do you need to know?!

  9. Cherry Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

    During the peak of cherry season, swap the frozen cherries in this recipe for fresh cherries. Just make sure you pit them!

    Fun fact: Skylar Rae® cherries are not genetically modified. They come from a family owned and operated tree fruit farm in Washington that grows, packs, and ships apples, pears, cherries, and summer fruits.