Two Sweet Cherry Recipes For Summer

Last weekend we took an day trip and spent the morning at a Pick You Own Cherry Orchard.   Is it really any surprise that I would now be posting some sweet cherry recipes? I usually only like cherries fresh and not cooked in pies so this is a bit of a challenge for me. Well I think I have been converted back or these cherries were so amazingly fresh that I fell in love with them. I will be sharing 2 Cherry Dessert recipes, a super cherries Jubilee and a Chocolate & Cherry Blondie Recipe.


My first  sweet cherry Recipe I was looking for something super quick as the family wanted something for dinner the night we returned from our day trip. Easy for them right! That is when I found this super easy Cherries Jubilee recipe that can be made in 20 minutes. I made it while I was preparing the main course and just reheated before serving over ice cream. Make a double batch, it will be devoured. No worries there will be no flaming cherries with this one.


Cherries Jubilee Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Kirsch or brandy ( I used Rave Reviews Brandy)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cherries, sugar, salt, and 1 to 3 tablespoons water (depending on how juicy the cherries are). Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cherries are tender and the liquid is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the Kirsch or Brandy and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is slightly thickened and the alcohol is cooked off, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the remaining tablespoon of butter. Serve warm over the ice cream.


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The second Sweet Cherry Recipe I made came straight from the Orchard. Of course I had to adapt this recipe to include chocolate because what is a blondie without chocolate and who doesn’t love a chocolate covered cherry?

The recipe suggests layering the batter, cherries then batter. I did not read that party and just mixed everything together. I think it turned out great and everyone in the family really liked it.


Chocolate & Cherry Blondies Recipe

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 Cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pitted and halved fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks, the darker the better

1. Combine all ingredients except cherries and Chocolate in a mixing bowl and mix on low until blended. Mix 1 minute on medium speed. Batter will be very thick. Add the chocolate and cherries and mix until blended.

(Original recipe suggests, adding half of the batter in a pan, then adding cherries then topping wiht remaining batter. 

2. Bake at 325 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean. Cool on a rack and cut into 16 pieces. (My photos are not true to this size)


What is your favorite way to enjoy cherries?

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  1. I want some Cherries Jubilee so bad!!!!! That sounds amazing! You always have the BEST recipes!

  2. Hi there! I’m stopping by from Twitter where I’m a new follower & on Facebook as well. Those
    Blondies look amazing! I hope your having a great weekend.