View as List 5 Recipes that Celebrate Cherries

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    Tantalizingly sweet, tart, and juicy, cherries are the ideal summer fruit (and indeed that's when they're in season), though they're delicious—and generally available—year-round. Don't let the pits stop you from enjoying their bright flavor and satisfying texture. Here, 5 delicious recipes that use fresh, frozen, or dried versions of the fruit.

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    Butternut-Cherry Tea Bread

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    This recipe is a great way to use extra squash, since butternuts are usually much larger than what you need for a single dish. You can make your own pumpkin pie spice blend by combining 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon each allspice and cloves.

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  • 2

    Cherry-Raspberry Crisp

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    Dark red fruits like cherries are good sources of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. They are also low in calories, super-flavorful, and very juicy.

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    Quinoa Pilaf with Cherries & Pecans

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    Quinoa is not a true grain, but it looks like one and has similar uses. It's a great source of plant protein. This nutty dish, punctuated by tart cherries and crunchy pecans, is a good source of magnesium and vitamin E.

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    Cherry-Plum Compote

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    Dried fruit compotes or relishes make quick, simple, delicious desserts. You can eat this warm or cold, and serve it over ice cream or even on buttered toast or pancakes.

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    Cherry Dessert Sauce

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    This is one of the best dessert tricks around. Easy and quick to make, this delicious sauce can be drizzled on frozen yogurt, cut-up fruit, or cake.

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