6 Delicious Recipes to Showcase Cherries

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When looking for a summer snack, there’s nothing better than a handful of fresh cherries, particularly the ones produced at Yarra Valley Cherries. Due to the orchard’s special terroir and microclimate, the fruit grown at Yarra Valley Cherries is deliciously firm and crunchy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. The rich flavour means these premium cherries are perfect eaten on their own and are also a superb fruit to cook and bake with.

Make the most of a summer bounty of cherries and be inspired with this collection of sweet and savoury recipes that highlights their versatility and makes the most of this wonderful fruit.

1. Savoury – Cherry Bruschetta

When looking for a summer snack, there’s nothing better than a handful of fresh cherries, particularly the ones produced at Yarra Valley Cherries. Due In this recipe, ripe cherries are layered on top of creamy ricotta, salty prosciutto and grilled slices of ciabatta, making an ideal starter for a summer party. View the recipe here.


2. Sweet – Chocolate Frangipane and Cherry Tart

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This delicious tart combines the classic combination of cherries and almonds in a sweet pastry shell. Pitted fresh cherries are scattered on top of a fragrant frangipane and dark chocolate filling before being baked. View the recipe here.

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3. Savoury – Cherry Quinoa Salad with Lamb

Cherries are a great addition to savoury dishes, lending a sweet tart note that complements many flavours. In this recipe, pitted fresh cherries are added to a salad made of quinoa, feta, herbs, and chargrilled lamb tenderloin. The cherries help to balance the meatiness of the lamb and the creaminess of the feta. View the recipe here.


4. Sweet – Dark Chocolate Dipped Cherries

The combination of ripe cherries with dark chocolate is both classic and heavenly, and if you’re looking for a simple yet elegant dessert to serve after a rich meal, look no further than dark chocolate dipped cherries. Easy to make, dipping cherries in good quality dark chocolate showcases their sweet tartness and makes them even more irresistible. View the recipe here.

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5. Savoury – Cherry Chilli-glazed Roast Pork with Cherry Salsa

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For a dish that’s worthy of a special occasion but isn’t too complicated, try this cherry chilli-glazed roast pork with cherry salsa. Pork loin is covered with a spiced cherry glaze before being roasted, and then served with a fresh cherry salsa made from cherries, coriander, spring onion, almonds and lime juice. The result is an impressive dish that would be perfect for the festive table. View the recipe here.


6. Sweet – Smashed Pavlova Cherry Trifle

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A combination of two fantastic desserts – pavlova and trifle – this recipe showcases cherries in a dessert that’s both celebratory and unique. In this recipe, broken pieces of pavlova, whipped cream, almonds, and fresh macerated cherries are layered together, creating a dessert that’s easy to prepare but will be remembered long after it’s finished. View the recipe here.