Now I just needed to figure out what to make with them! Remember, I'm also in the midst of two full baskets of Strawberries!
Simply in Season. This is my go-to book, even before the internet, for easy to prepare, healthy ingredient recipes. My next hurtle was pitting all those cherries! My research paid off, I found a simple, free, way to do it easily. Simply take a hard, plastic straw, push it through and out pops the pit! Honestly, I had this done in about 30 minutes.
I even had enough cherries left over to make and freeze a filling batch. Following the recipe below, I chose to cook the fruits.
1 1/2 Cups each of four fruits: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries, huckleberries, saskatoons, mulberries, strawberies, sour cherries, peaches, apples
Mix together and pour into a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. Alternatively, the fruits can be cooked with 1/4 cup water, 1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on the sweetnesss of the fruit) and 2 TB cornstarch to thicken before baking.
3/4 cup flour3/4 cup rolled oats3 TB butter2 TB oil34/ cup brown sugar1/3 cup nuts , chopped; optional
Mix until crumbly. Evenly sprinkle topping over fruit.
Bake in preheated oven at 375F until fruit bubbles and topis golden brown, about 30 minutes; may take longer if using frozen fruit.
I had cherries and peaches on hand for this recipe.
For the additional batch of filling I froze for later, I used
the remaining cherries and frozen blueberries.
|What's cuter than a puppy and|
a bowl of cherries?
Well nothing, of course!