20 sweet fresh cherry recipes that sing summer

by Justina Huddleston
Jul 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Peaches and plums get all the love, but cherries are the summer stone fruit we just can't get enough of.

1 /21: Cherry-almond squares

1/21 :Cherry-almond squares

Any mug of coffee or cup of tea would be happy for the company of these cherry-almond squares.

2 /21: Triple cherry-chocolate skillet pie

2/21 :Triple cherry-chocolate skillet pie

Fresh sour cherries and two kinds of dried cherries pack this skillet pie with flavor.

3 /21: Cherry cola bread

3/21 :Cherry cola bread

More dessert than breakfast, this cherry cola bread is a sweet treat everyone will love.

4 /21: Clafoutis

4/21 :Clafoutis

Custardy clafoutis dotted with cherries will put a smile on anyone's face.

5 /21: Cherry-almond tart

5/21 :Cherry-almond tart

Tired of the same old cherry pie? Try this cherry-almond tart instead.

6 /21: Cherry pie-French toast casserole

6/21 :Cherry pie-French toast casserole

Treat yourself to dessert for breakfast with this cherry pie-French toast casserole.

7 /21: Chocolate, cherry and caramel brownies

7/21 :Chocolate, cherry and caramel brownies

Filled with caramel and topped with cherry sauce, these brownies are a sugar fiend's dream.

8 /21: Cherry hand pies

8/21 :Cherry hand pies

Perfect for picnics, these cherry hand pies are a treat you'll want to bring with you everywhere you go.

9 /21: Cherry smoothie bowl

9/21 :Cherry smoothie bowl

Start your morning right with a bowl full of cherries thanks to this smoothie recipe.

10 /21: Cherry compote

10/21 :Cherry compote

From ice cream to roast pork (really!), you'll want to spoon this cherry compote on everything.

11 /21: Classic cherry pie

11/21 :Classic cherry pie

As simple as it is tasty, you really can't go wrong with a classic cherry pie.

12 /21: Lemon-cherry swirl bars

12/21 :Lemon-cherry swirl bars

Tangy yet sweet, these lemon-cherry swirl bars taste like summer.

13 /21: Red wine-cherry Pavlova

13/21 :Red wine-cherry Pavlova

Mascarpone whipped cream and a red wine-cherry compote bring this Pavlova from ho-hum to yum-yum.

14 /21: Roasted cherry-fig cheesecake

14/21 :Roasted cherry-fig cheesecake

Creamy cheesecake topped with roasted cherries and figs is the perfect dessert for a dinner party.

15 /21: Lemon-cherry muffins

15/21 :Lemon-cherry muffins

These lemon-cherry muffins are like eating a bit of sunshine for breakfast.

16 /21: Pineapple upside-down cake ice cream

16/21 :Pineapple upside-down cake ice cream

Fresh cherries add dots of color and summer flavor to this creamy pineapple upside-down cake ice cream.

17 /21: Cherry, maple and vanilla pudding parfait

17/21 :Cherry, maple and vanilla pudding parfait

These vegan cherry-vanilla pudding parfaits are sweetened with maple syrup for a healthy treat.

18 /21: Cherry-sage flank steak

18/21 :Cherry-sage flank steak

Add a punch of flavor to juicy flank steak by topping it with ripe red cherries.

19 /21: Steak with cherry butter

19/21 :Steak with cherry butter

Take cherries to the savory side by roasting them for a compound butter to smear on steak. 

20 /21: Roasted cherry banh mi

20/21 :Roasted cherry banh mi

Sweet and tangy cherries add a vibrant pop of flavor to these crispy tofu banh mi sandwiches.

21/21 :Cherry Recipes

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