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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:14pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

I'm cleaning out my fridge, and I have a bag of cherries I don't want to go to waste. Can anyone pass along a quick and easy recipe or someway that I can save these? I don't have much time to even search my wall of cookbooks. Is there such thing as a tart or a crumb that doesn't require a rolled crust?

I'll share with my in-laws, so I won't worry about food allergies this time...so bring them on, recipes, suggestions -- I'm all ears! Thanks!

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:17pm | IP Logged Quote Elizabeth

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I'm cleaning out my fridge, and I have a bag of cherries I don't want to go to waste.

I have NEVER had a bag of cherries in my fridge. I bring home the cherries (after eating a few in the car), put the bag on the counter, put the rest of the groceries away, and the cherries are usually gone by then!We all love cherries here... No recipes for you Jenn--but you have successfully started a cherry craving!

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:21pm | IP Logged Quote Christine

Ditto what Elizabeth said. I did just buy cherries and I was successful for once in telling the children that we will have to wait until after dinner to eat them, but now I am tempted to sneak a couple of them.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:29pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Elizabeth wrote:
We all love cherries here... No recipes for you Jenn--but you have successfully started a cherry craving!


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Ditto what Elizabeth said. I did just buy cherries and I was successful for once in telling the children that we will have to wait until after dinner to eat them, but now I am tempted to sneak a couple of them.


You are so cute! Sorry to start the pregnancy cravings...I'm happy you have them in the house to satisfy the craving, Christine!

I love cherries, but we just don't snack on fruit enough around here. Ds is on a hunger strike for anything that is a vegetable and/or most fruits. He's bloomed to be a picky eater.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:39pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Jenn, cherries here go so fast there's hardly any time for recipes! Unless I hide them. Which is what I did for Redwall week, and my daughter prepared a Cherry Crisp -- allergy-free (yay!).

CHEERFUL CHURCHMOUSE CHERRY CRISP (from The Redwall Cookbook)

2 cups cherries
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

topping:
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup Demerara sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 teaspoons honey, warmed until runny

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place cherries in pie plate, sprinkle sugar and 2 tbsp water over them, then bake until the cherries begin to soften, about 10 minutes (this actually took 15 minutes in our oven).

Mix topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle mixture over cherries and return dish to oven until topping is crisp and golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 7:40pm | IP Logged Quote LisaD

stefoodie wrote:

CHEERFUL CHURCHMOUSE CHERRY CRISP (from The Redwall Cookbook)


Oh, YUM!!! If I had any cherries in the house, I would make that and eat the entire thing!   

Well, maybe I'd save a little bit for dh   

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 8:31pm | IP Logged Quote Sarah

I don't know if you can make anything with sweet cherries. Just eat them! I can eat a whole bag !

My 2 yo isn't crazy about them either.

Can you wash them and send them to work with dh? I did that recently when I thought we had more than we could eat in the amount of time before they'd go bad, since I had other fruit we needed to eat. Dh and staff loved 'em!

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 8:58pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

stefoodie wrote:
CHEERFUL CHURCHMOUSE CHERRY CRISP (from The Redwall Cookbook)

2 cups cherries
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar...


This looks just perfect, but I don't have all the ingredients. Sesame seeds and almonds are not something I keep on at hand all the time. But I will file this for another day. Thanks, Stef!

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 9:38pm | IP Logged Quote MaryMary

Oh! Oh! I have an idea!

Can you pit and freeze the cherries, and then pull them out when you want to make smoothies?

We do this ALL the time!

I use frozen cherries, frozen strawberries, strawberry soy milk, and vanilla yogurt and blend it together for a luscious strawberry/cherry smoothie. YUM!

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 12:27am | IP Logged Quote Jen L.

I saved this one after browsing "Menus 4 Moms". Caveat: I haven't tried it yet, but it looks yummy:

Cherry Crisp

For filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh, pitted cherries. Place mixture in an 8 X 1 1/2 inch round baking dish.

For topping, in a mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup regular rolled oats, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in 1/4 cup margarine or butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake in a 375* oven for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Serves 6.


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Posted: July 27 2006 at 7:36am | IP Logged Quote Courtney

My kids love using the cherry pitter! I've always wanted to make a real (as opposed to pie filling) cherry pie. You've motivated me!

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 7:41am | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Jen L. wrote:
I saved this one after browsing "Menus 4 Moms". Caveat: I haven't tried it yet, but it looks yummy:

Cherry Crisp

For filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh, pitted cherries. Place mixture in an 8 X 1 1/2 inch round baking dish.

For topping, in a mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup regular rolled oats, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in 1/4 cup margarine or butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake in a 375* oven for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Serves 6.


This looks really doable...and I'm also tempted to change up the flour to make it allergy free. Stef, any opinions on what would work best to replace? Corn or tapioca starch to thicken the pie filling? Rice or oat flour for crust?

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 7:58am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Either starch will do -- I've used both. Tiny tapioca will work too -- soak tapioca first in water for about 10 minutes then mix with the rest of the filling.

Or I'd eliminate the flour completely from the filling, but that's because I like my crisps that way -- all-fruit inside and all-crisp on top.

You can try half-and-half for the flours, though just oat flour will probably do, since the recipe calls for so little.

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 8:02am | IP Logged Quote JennGM

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Either starch will do -- I've used both. Tiny tapioca will work too -- soak tapioca first in water for about 10 minutes then mix with the rest of the filling.

Or I'd eliminate the flour completely from the filling, but that's because I like my crisps that way -- all-fruit inside and all-crisp on top.

You can try half-and-half for the flours, though just oat flour will probably do, since the recipe calls for so little.


If I eliminate the flour in the filling, it gets soupy for me. Would you suggest brown rice or sweet rice flour? Thanks, Stef! You're such a gold mine!

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