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How do I Cook With Sour Cherries?


Step 1

Remove the stems from fresh sour cherries and rinse them under running water.

Step 2

Place each cherry into a pitter, and squeeze the handles together to remove the pit from the cherry. Repeat with the remaining sour cherries for use in your recipe.

Step 3

To preserve sour cherries, combine ½ cup of sugar with every 4 cups of the fruit before freezing, then use the mixture later in recipes requiring cherries.

Step 4

Add sour cherries into recipes for cherry pie, using 4 cups pitted sour cherries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup cherry juice and 3 tbsp. cornstarch. Cook this over low heat on the stove top, stirring until heated through and thickened.

Step 5

Replace each cup of fruit in a quick bread (such as banana bread) recipe with 1 cup of pitted sour cherries and 2 tbsp. sugar, adding more sugar to taste if desired. Put this cherry-sugar mixture in your recipe when instructed to add the fruit.

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