Fresh cherries are in season and it’s time to combine them with your favourite dessert instead of using canned fruit. Fresh fruit always tastes ten times better than the canned fruit and will make your dessert the most wanted around your neighbourhood.
These two recipes will be using fresh cherries that have to be pitted. To do this, you could use a tool that is made for pitting; a hand held cherry pitter or pit the cherries with a sharp knife or the top of a vegetable peeler.
This recipe serves 8 people and is a refreshing desert for the summer time. You could top the sorbet with sweetened whipped cream or fresh chopped cherries on top. It will only take around 15 minuets for preparation time.
What you will need:
– 4 cups of fresh pitted sweet or sour cherries
– 1 cup of water
– 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar or superfine sugar
What to do:
1. Drop the cherries, water and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the solid that remains.
3. Transfer the sieved mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the instructions that come with the ice cream maker until the sorbet is firm and slushy. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a container and place the container in the freezer. After thirty minuets, stir the sorbet and crush any lumps that were forming. Do this until three hours have passed.
4. If you use the ice cream maker, transfer the sorbet into an air tight container and freeze.
5. Serve and Enjoy!
Fresh Cherry Cobbler
This recipe will create a mouth watering cobbler that will leave you asking for more when it disappears. The fresh cherries will drastically improve the final taste of the cobbler.
What you will need:
– 1/2 a cup of butter
– 1 cup of all purpose flour
– 1 cup of white sugar
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 cup of milk
– 2 cups of pitted sour cherries
– ¾ cups of white sugar
– 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
What to do :
1. Preheat the oven at 350F or 175C.
2. Melt the butter in a 9×13 inch baking dish in the oven while it is heating.
3. Remove the dish from the oven when the butter has melted.
4. Take a bowl and stir together 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar and the baking powder.
5. Mix in the milk and keep on stirring till it is all blended together.
6. Pour the batter into the baking dish with the butter.
7. Place the cherries in another bowl and combine them with the remaining ¾ cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour.
8. Place the cherry mixture over the batter in the baking dish. Do not stir the batter and cherries.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for around 55 minuets until golden brown. To check if it is done, insert a toothpick and it should come out clean.
10. Serve and Enjoy!