19+ Best Fresh Cherry Recipes

It’s summer time, and do you know what that means? It’s also cherry season! The fresh cherry recipes are abundant this time of year, so I’ve compiled all of the best in one spot.

If you're looking for easy ideas to use up those fresh cherries, these are the BEST Fresh Cherry Recipes for summer! From healthy to savory, and even dessert recipes, this is your one stop shop for all things cherry! #freshcherrydessertrecipes #easycherryrecipes #freshcherryrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Summer time means cooking with fresh cherries! From fresh cherry dessert recipes, and savory recipes too, these really are the best fresh cherry recipes!

What does summer mean to you? Naturally, I associate most of my summer memories with food! Summer fruit is easily my favorite way to cool down when the whether is warm. A trip to the farmers market is the perfect way to find lots of versatile fruits for summer baking.

There is nothing better than sitting outside, munching on some fresh juicy cherries, or even sour cherries! We aren’t talking about the jarred maraschino cherries here; we’re talking about fresh, ripe cherries that give the most amazing cherry flavor.

An easy cherry dessert is delicious in the cooler months, too! As long as you can find a bag of cherries at the grocery store. A warm fresh cherry crisp or cherry pie crumb bars would be the perfect addition to a dinner like pork tenderloin!

Fresh cherry pie filling baked in a homemade pie crust served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? It just can’t be beat! Whether you eat them right out of the bag, or turn them into a delicious dessert, you just can’t beat fresh cherry recipes during the summer!

Fresh Cherry Dessert Recipes

Peach and Cherry Cobbler Recipe is an essential summer dessert packed with fresh peaches and cherries and an almond breading. www.savoryexperiments.com

Peach Cherry Cobbler Recipe

4.80 from 5 votes
Peach and Cherry Cobbler is an easy cobbler recipe perfect for brunch or dessert. Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! 
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Cherry Dumpling Casserole

4.86 from 7 votes
Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a great way to use cherries in an easy dessert recipe. Easy to make and delicious to eat, what could be better?
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This Fresh Cherry Sauce is a yummy way to use fresh cherries. Spoon over ice cream, cake, waffles and more! #cherrysaucerecipe #freshcherryrecipes #desserttoppings www.savoryexperiments.com

Fresh Cherry Sauce

4.38 from 37 votes
This Fresh Cherry Sauce is a yummy way to use fresh cherries. Spoon over ice cream, cake, waffles and more! 
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Cherry Hand Pies

4.67 from 36 votes
Cherry Hand Pies use 6 easy ingredients to make a quick and delicious cherry dessert. Can be made with fresh or frozen cherries.
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Dark chocolate cherry bread pudding in a white baking dish

Dark Chocolate Cherry Croissant Bread Pudding

This Dark Chocolate Cherry Croissant Bread Pudding is the ultimate dessert of the fresh cherry recipes! Chocolate and cherry is such an awesome combo!
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Two scoops of cherry garcia ice cream in a white bowl

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

This homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream is loaded with fresh, sweet cherries and rich chocolate chunks. It’s the best summer treat!
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Half of a chocolate chip cherry muffin

Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins are deliciously moist vanilla muffins loaded with chocolate chips and chopped cherries. A perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!
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Four cherry popsicles on a white plate

Coconut Cherry Popsicles

Coconut Cherry Popsicles are a great way to use up the season’s bounty. These frozen treats are creamy, flavorful and drizzled with dark chocolate then sprinkled with crushed almonds.
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Cherry pie with a slice taken out of it

Homemade Cherry Pie

You can’t talk about fresh cherry recipes without mentioning a good old fashioned Cherry Pie! This deliciously sweet cherry pie made with a flaky, all-butter crust, and a homemade cherry filling!
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A slice of cherry lemon cheesecake on a white plate

No Bake Cherry Lemon Cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Lemon Cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert. Bright lemon zest is added to the creamy cheesecake which perfectly complements the sweet cherry topping.
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A slice of fresh cherry cake on a black plate

Cherry Cake

This fast and easy Cherry Cake is deliciously moist, made with yogurt and bursting with fresh cherries. Serve it plain or with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh chocolate dipped cherry!
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Cherry smoothie in a white bowl with toppings

Peach Cherry Smoothie Bowl

This Peach Cherry Smoothie Bowl is the perfect quick, easy, and healthy breakfast go to for spring and summer!
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Savory Fresh Cherry Recipes

For obvious reasons when thinking of your favorite cherry recipes, your mind probably goes to a cherry dessert recipe. However, there are also some amazing recipes on the savory side too.

Balsamic Cherry Crostini is an easy appetizer using goat cheese and a tangy cherry balsamic reduction. The perfect holiday appetizer recipe! #crostinirecipes #easyappetizerrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Balsamic Cherry Crostini

4.05 from 20 votes
Balsamic Cherry Crostini are an easy appetizer using goat cheese and a tangy cherry balsamic reduction. The perfect holiday appetizer recipe! 
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Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze is an easy ham glaze for your Christmas ham or any baked ham throughout the year. Tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar lend bold flavors. #hamglaze #christmasham #hamrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze

4.47 from 15 votes
Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze is an easy ham glaze for your Christmas ham or any baked ham throughout the year. Tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar lend bold flavors.
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Dressing being poured on top of a summer kale salad with fresh cherries

Summer Kale Salad

This Summer Kale Salad with Blueberries, Cherries and goat cheese is an addicting superfood salad tossed in balsamic vinaigrette!
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Fresh cherry salsa on a blue cheese bruschetta

Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Cherry Salsa

These Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Cherry Salsa are a delicious snack or appetizer. When cherries are at their ripest, these bruschetta are the perfect thing to make!
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Balsamic cherry feta pizza cut into slices on a tray

Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza

Balsamic Cherry, Feta & Prosciutto Pizza is a delicious way to add some fun to pizza! It is one of the best fresh cherry recipes!
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Honey quinoa cherry salad in a white bowl

Summer Quinoa Salad

This Summer Quinoa Salad is a great way to highlight the sweetness of these bright red cherries. It comes together quickly and makes a great lunch or a side dish for a light summer dinner.
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Fresh cherry salsa in a wooden bowl

Cherry Ginger Salsa

Cherry Ginger Salsa is like taking a bite into summer with sweet Michigan Bing Cherries, grated ginger, jalapeño, citrus and fresh herbs!
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