Our Most Luscious Cherry Recipes
Make the most of the Martha's favorite summer fruit with our cherry primer. Learn how to buy, store, and pit cherries so you can really take advantage of the fruit's short season.
The biscuit topping on this classic cherry cobbler is extra rich and tender, thanks to the addition of heavy cream. If you're making the recipe after cherry season, feel free to use frozen.
Berries-and-Cherries Ice Cream Cake
Talk about a showstopper! Fresh cherries pull double duty here: they're folded into the vanilla ice cream layer, as well as left whole to garnish the top.
Sweet Cherries with Robiola Cheese
Not familiar with Robiola? It's a delicate, creamy Italian cheese that pairs beautifully with sweet cherries, toasted almonds, and fresh thyme in this recipe. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with plenty of crusty bread.
Baked Cherry Crisp
Store-bought phyllo dough is dressed up with cinnamon sugar, topped with cherries, and baked in this oh-so-simple dessert.
Heirloom Tomatoes with Cherries, Balsamic, and Hyssop
Quality is key in this five-ingredient recipe, so splurge on the best heirloom and cherry tomatoes, Bing cherries, balsamic vinegar, and herbs (we used fresh anise-hyssop leaves and flowers) you can find.
You only need three ingredients—frozen cherries, coconut water, and fresh lime juice—to whip up this refreshing, not-too-sweet treat.
Cherry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Cherries baked with thyme make a spectacular topping for thick slices of toast slathered with fresh goat cheese.
Sweet Cherry Vinegar
You get two delicious, versatile ingredients out of this recipe: cherry-flavored vinegar and pickled cherries.
Grilled Chicken with Cherries, Shallots, and Arugula
Fresh, juicy cherries amp up an otherwise ordinary grilled chicken salad. A shallot-red wine vinaigrette ties the flavors together beautifully.
Chocolate Cherry Cake
A splash of kirsch (cherry brandy) intensifies the flavor of the cherry topping for this decadent chocolate cake.
Champagne and Cherries
Layer fresh cherries in champagne flutes with Amaretto and your favorite bubbly for a light, sophisticated summer cocktail.
Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds
A crisp almond pastry crust is schmeared with creamy ricotta and topped with macerated cherries in this sensational summer dessert.
Whole-Grain Strawberry-Cherry Crisp
Two of our favorite summer fruits come together under a crunchy oat-and-coconut topping in this better-for-you crisp.
Dark Chocolate-Dipped Cherries
A batch of these when cherries are at their peak might be the ultimate summer hostess gift.
Sweet cherries are the star of the classic French baked custard dessert known as clafouti.
Drunken Cherries with Mascarpone Cream
Sweet Cherry Pie
Bing cherries need little more than a homemade crust to shine in this summer pie—just add a touch of sugar, cornstarch, and fresh lemon juice.
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Balsamic vinegar and cinnamon add a tangy, spicy depth to the fresh cherry topping for this cheesecake.
Fresh Cherry Tart
One cool thing about this sweet dessert is its freshness: Not cooking the cherries showcases their peak-season taste.
Crispy phyllo dough stands up well to a creamy chocolate-studded ricotta filling and juicy cherries.
Peach and Cherry Mostarda
Fresh orange juice and zest brighten this sweet-and-spicy Italian condiment. Serve alongside grilled meats of all stripes.
Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa
Firm, meaty tilapia is a great choice for the grill. This sweet-and-spicy salsa made with Bing cherries, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice takes the flame-kissed fillets to the next level.
Cherry Sherbet in Tuile Bowls
No ice-cream maker necessary for this refreshing cherry sherbet! A combination of milk, cream, and creme fraiche gives it a perfectly satisfying texture without.
These bite-size pies boast a filling of tart lime custard and sweet cherries.