What are some cherry desserts?


Quick Answer

Chocolate-covered cherry cookies, roasted cherry hand pies, cherry turnovers and cherry cobbler are all desserts made with cherries. The chocolate-covered cherry cookies and the roasted cherry hand pies both use whole cherries, while the cobbler and the turnovers incorporate cherry pie filling.

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Taste of Home’s chocolate-covered cherry cookies have a chocolate cookie base and are topped with a maraschino cherry and chocolate cherry frosting. The recipe takes about 30 minutes of preparation time and 10 minutes of baking time, and yields two dozen cookies.

Southern Living’s roasted cherry hand pies take about one hour of hands-on preparation time and an additional one hour of baking time. The recipe makes a pie filling using both frozen cherries and dried cherries. Small pie crusts containing the cherry filling bake in the oven, and then get a sprinkling of Demerara sugar. The recipe yields 12 cherry hand pies.

Southern Living’s “Too-Easy Cherry Cobbler” calls for both dark sweet cherries and cherry pie filling. Cut pieces of white bread top the cherry filling, and a mixture of flour, sugar, butter, egg and grated lemon rind tops the white bread. The whole cobbler bakes for 35 to 45 minutes, and serves four to six people.

Taste of Home’s quick cherry turnovers use pre-packaged crescent roll dough and cherry pie filling. To make the turnovers, fill the dough with the pie filling, fold them over onto themselves, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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