Our 10 Favorite Cherry Recipes


It is official, everyone! It’s cherry season. Here at Stemilt, things really ramp up when cherries are coming off the trees. Although it can be a totally exhausting season for many, it is also one of the most exciting and fun times of the year because we get to share our World Famous cherries with you! We do this the only way we know how, sharing our best cherry recipes.

When it comes to baking or cooking with cherries, dark-sweet cherries should always be your go-to. While there are some recipes out there that call for Rainier (or white-flesh) cherries, they are usually better when eaten fresh out of hand or sliced and added into a salad or drink. Rainier and Skylar Rae® cherries, although juicy and delicious, can’t withstand heat like dark-sweet varieties can.

So for this post, I have rounded up our 10 favorite dark-sweet cherry recipes we have featured on The Stem and put them all in one place so you don’t have to look any further to find the best cherry recipes out there!


Cherry Swirl Cheesecake with Cherry Sauce 

If you like cheesecake and you like cherries, then you are in luck my friend, this recipe is for YOU! I mean really, graham cracker crust, cherry swirl, cherry sauce – how can you go wrong? While it may sound like a daunting recipe, it’s really not any harder than a normal cheesecake recipe and totally worth trying!


Gluten Free Cherry Oat Bars

My oh my – that is all I have to say. A sucker for anything oat bar related, this recipe is right up my alley. A buttery, crumbly, crisp crust, filled with Stemilt’s dark-sweet cherries is a recipe that is bound to make anyone happy. Plus, if you or someone in your family is sensitive to gluten, this should be a go-to during the summer season.


Cherry Dump Cake

This Cherry Dump Cake is any lazy baker’s cup of tea. When you are in crunch time for that summer BBQ and you signed up to take a dessert, this should be your go-to. It’s an easy way to feed a crowd while minimizing the steps and ingredients. How many ingredients you ask? FOUR! Yup, you read that right. And even better, there are only four steps to making this cake too. Sounds like a win to us!


Crepes with Cherry Filling

Wake the family up to Sunday breakfast with these Cherry-Filled Crepes. Crepes are a favorite for many and what better way to top them off than to top them with some cherries!  Sweet, delicious and happy will be the end result after this breakfast treat.


No Bake Cherry Bliss Balls

These No Bake Cherry Bliss Balls are anyone’s friend who is on the go a lot. Easy to make and delicious to taste, these little snack balls are perfect for on the go. They basically taste like cherry dark chocolate brownies. Mhmmm, brownies.


Simple Sweet Cherry Syrup

If you want to make something that is going to provide you with options, then I suggest trying out this Simple Sweet Cherry Syrup. It is great to have on hand because you can add it in just about anything. Cocktails, mocktails, milkshakes and more – this syrup is versatile!


Fresh Cherry Cheesecake

Fresh dark-sweet cherries top a classic cheesecake recipe that is cased within a buttery graham cracker crust. Are you drooling yet? We are. This recipe is a must during cherry season.


Cherry Tabbouleh

Looking for a brightly colored, refreshing dish to add to your BBQ menu this summer? Look no further than this delicious Cherry Tabbouleh recipe. This cherry inspired recipe includes fresh dark-sweet cherries, quinoa, cucumber, red onion, basil and a citrus vinaigrette – a combination that will please any palette!


Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are soft and infused with a cream cheese rich flavor. To top it off, they are sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs and topped with a sweet cherry jam making for an incredible summertime dessert.


Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

Can you have a list of your favorite cherry recipes and not include one with ice cream? I didn’t think so. This Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream was made for summer – seriously. Slivers of chocolate, fresh dark-sweet cherries all wrapped up in a blanket of creamy ice cream. Sorry guys, I think I just made all of us hungry…

Make one of these recipes this summer? Let us know which one and what you thought in the comments below!