Gallery: 9 Desserts to Make with Sweet and Sour Cherries

Cherry-Amaretto Tart
Cherry-Amaretto Tart

In this beautiful tart, a crust made from shortbread crumbs and ground almonds is complemented by a sweet almond liqueur-flavored mascarpone filling. The crowning touch: an Amaretto and cherry glaze that lightly coats a generous pile of fresh cherries.

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[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Sweet Cherry Pie
Sweet Cherry Pie

Sometimes the best way to celebrate a new fruit season is with a classic dish. This sweet cherry pie is just sweet enough and has a flakey butter crust.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Perfect Sour Cherry Jam
Perfect Sour Cherry Jam

If you find yourself with lots of sour cherries on hand, jam is the perfect way to preserve them. This one is bursting with cherry juices and is great for spreading on toast.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet
Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet

Sour cherries work best for this sorbet, but if you can't find any, sweet ones work too. Keep up the acidity so the sorbet stays tart and refreshing.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Cherry Clafoutis
Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis an easy alternative to a pie and a tasty one at that. This French classic uses sweet cherries, toasted almonds, and an easy custard batter to make a puffy, sweet dessert.

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[Photograph: Sara Remington]

Mini Sweet Cherry Pies
Mini Sweet Cherry Pies

Having a backyard BBQ or picnic? Pack these individually sized cherry pies, which can also be made with their sour sisters.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Cherry Breakfast Crumble
Cherry Breakfast Crumble

Fresh cherries are baked under a lightly sweetened mix of hearty oats and almonds. Serve it at breakfast with yogurt or add a little more sugar and serve it with ice cream for dessert.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Sour Cherry 'Clams'
Sour Cherry 'Clams'

Don't worry, we're not using clams for this one. This recipe takes the classic turnover and folds it into a clam shape. Each pastry is stuffed with a sour cherry filling which can be served over ice cream if there is extra.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Tartouillat (Cherry and Rum Cake)
Tartouillat (Cherry and Rum Cake)

For a boozy cake, try this cherry and rum combination. It's not too sweet and delicious when served warm with powdered sugar.

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[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]