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Cooking with tart cherries is a lot of fun and we have a great collection of recipes here.

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A couple of our favorite dried cherry recipes
Check out the Double Cherry Pie

Here is our favorite local cherry pie recipe:

Mother's Cherry Pie

4 cups tart cherries
1 cup sugar
Dash salt
3 tbsp. Corn starch
3/4 cup cherry juice
1/4 tsp. Lemon or almond extract
1/4 tsp. Red food coloring
2 tbsp. Butter
Crust for two crust pie


  • Mix 1/4 cup sugar, salt and corn starch
  • Add 1/4 cup cherry juice to make a paste
  • In a saucepan, mix 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup cherry juice and bring to a boil. While boiling, slowly add corn starch mixture.
  • Stir constantly, and cook until thick and clear
  • Fold in the cherries and add lemon or almond extract, food coloring and butter.
  • Pour into pie crust, cover with top crust and bake at 375 degrees for one hour.

All five daughters have won 4-H pie contests and state school bake-off contests with this recipe!

Cherry Cobbler

Cherry mixture:
3 cups tart cherries
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup cherry juice (or water)
1 tbsp tapioca (or cornstarch)
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk or cream


  • Thicken fruit mixture by combining sugar and tapioca in saucepan.
  • Sit in cherries, juice and cinnamon.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.


  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together
  • Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly
  • Add milk, stir lightly

  • Pour hot cherry mixture into a buttered 6 cup shallow baking dish or pan.
  • Dot with butter.
  • Spoon dough over hot cherries in evenly spaced mounds.
    Sprinkle top with trace of sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is brown.

Serve with heavy cream or yogurt.


Michigan Baked Oatmeal

2 cups old-fashioned oats
4 cups milk
1/4 tsp almond flavoring
1/2 cup dried tart cherries

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 large apple, unpeeled, grated or chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat 3 quart casserole or baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Fold into baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Serve hot.


 cherry pie

Dried tart cherries mixed with cashews, smoked almonds or honey roasted peanuts make a great snack or appetizer for family or unexpected guests.
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