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Cherry dessert recipes for fresh or frozen fruit

Cherry dessert recipes for fresh or frozen fruit
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Cherry season is upon us, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dessert recipes for you to keep in mind for the weeks and months ahead. And for the cherry lovers who want to enjoy stone fruit year-round, these recipes can also be made with frozen fruit, so you can whip them up whenever the mood strikes. Whether sweet or sour, fresh or frozen, these cherry desserts make great use of the crimson stone fruit.

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Black Forest Cool Box Cake, above. This recipe transforms the classic Black Forest cake into a no-bake dessert perfect for summer — or any time of the year. Just top it with chocolate chip cookies, a cherry cream cheese whipped cream and sweet cherries, let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and you have an amazing dessert.

Sour Cherry Lattice Pie“Sweet cherries are easier to find, of course, but nothing compares to tart cherries in pie,” Rose Levy Beranbaum told Daniela Galarza. In Beranbaum’s 1998 ‘The Pie and Pastry Bible’ she writes that ‘their sour taste is as pure and cheerful as the penetratingly clear song of a cardinal’. Here, the volatile bright red fruit is baked under a flaky cream cheese lattice crust.

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Mini sandwiches with cherry vanilla sorbet In this lighter, healthier frozen treat from Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger, frozen cherries are mixed with the milk of your choice to make a quick sorbet-like frozen fruit whip that acts as a filling between two vanilla wafers to make mini sandwiches. You can then roll them in shredded coconut or chopped, toasted almonds for a festive coating.

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Cherry Phyllo Sales As a lighter, better alternative to puff or other pie dough, this recipe, also from Ellie Krieger, includes filo dough, resulting in a crushingly crisp, flaky exterior. The filling is made of sweet cherries flavored with a hint of ground cardamom.

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Cherry clafoutis After I shared this recipe last year, it easily became my favorite cherry dessert given how easy it is to put together: Just make a custard in a blender, pour it over some pitted fruit, then bake it until it’s cooked through. Voila!