Bing Cherry Recipes

by · July 10, 2009

Ahhh it’s cherry season. This year, the cherry tree in our back yard produced a substantial amount of plump bing cherries.

Aside from eating bowls of these dark, firm and deliciously sweet berries, we decided to incorporate them into a few recipes.

During cherry season, I can’t live without my cherry pitter. This handy little tool can be found in many kitchen stores and it makes it so easy to remove the pits.

We first made a batch of fresh Cherry Compote. This compote looks absolutely gorgeous when the berries are kept whole (another reason to invest in a cherry pitter).

French toast, yogurt or pancakes are all fantastic candidates for cherry compote. it is also pretty darn good  just poured over a big bowl of vanilla ice cream!

We then made a second batch of the bing cherry compote to fill these golden and flaky Cherry Turnovers.

We thickened the compote just enough so it slowly oozed out.

Next, we made a delightful Cherry and Wine Cake (or Torta al Vino). This cake is incredibly moist and very easy to make. The cherries are placed on top of the batter…

… and as the cake bakes they sink to the bottom.

Make sure to seize the moment and take advantage of the cherry season! Here is a list of the text recipes above:

Bing Cherry CompoteCherry TurnoversFresh Cherry and Wine Cake

Happy Cooking!

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