A Cherry Jubilee ~
No, don't worry - this post won't go up in flames. We are not actually making cherries jubilee - the golden rum based dessert (no flambe - not just yet anyway!) I had to share the cherry dessert recipes that I love! I often preserve my pitted cherries whole *canning in a light vanilla syrup so that I can pull a jar out when creativity strikes and make a new dessert, jam or sauce.
Cherries are limitless in their use and their taste is beyond compare. I need to thank the folks at Northwest Cherries in Washington for not only asking me to be a "Canbassador" again this year but, for sending me such beautiful sweet cherries to work, create and preserve with too!
I'm also excited to share a new 'sauce' and dessert with you all; A warmed spiced 'Danish Cherry Sauce' (great served as part of Risalamande: A Danish Christmas Dessert, with rice pudding and almonds). Danish Cherry Sauce can be used spooned over ice cream, drizzled over cheesecake, set atop oatmeal, swirled into a smoothie...even rolled into pastry! and this year I will be sharing a New Sweet Cherry Pie Filling recipe - this one does not require any 'thickeners' being added prior to canning.
Here are my recipes from 2016 (click here) which contain a lot of great "cherry" ideas from www.sweetpreservation.com and myself. Check out my decadent cherry desserts below - made from preserved cherries... Enjoy! Diane
Why can/preserve cherries? Because they extend the harvest and let you create new and great tasting recipes year round like my Cherry Topped New York Cheesecake (photo above) My Cherry Vanilla Cream Pie and Mike's Ole Fashioned Cherry Pie (photos below) Trust me when I say - Canning and Cooking at Home means: fresh grown, fresh harvested, fresh ideas for you and your family. Preserving the Harvest is one of the best concepts to promote healthier (and tastier) living! I know what goes into each and every item can, cook, and bake. Isn't it time for you to start preserving? If so, I'm here to help!
...and remember, preservation isn't JUST about creating delicious jams and sauces - it also includes decadent desserts made from preserved cherries!