Cherry Fest: 3 Cherry Recipes to Try This Week


“When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting. Chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating. Merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder. Mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all”

Emily Dickinson

Cherries. Their season is so fleeting, which makes them all the more special and worthy of poetry. In honor of cherries – soon to disappear from the markets near here – I offer a trio of cherry recipes to be sure you eat your fill.

Cherry Clafoutis is a classic cake-custard hybrid that can be made with any fruit, but cherries are classic. This one from The Dinner Files looks like a winner.

The Food Gal cooks up a savory-sweet cherry, rosemary focaccia.

And from David Lebovitz we’ve got a no recipe cherry jam recipe to help you stretch the harvest.

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Vanessa Barrington

Vanessa Barrington is a San Francisco based writer and communications consultant specializing in environmental, social, and political issues in the food system.