Simple, delicious, patriotic little pops of fresh fruit flavor organically delivered at the end of a graceful stem… sweet perfection!
There’s really no need to improve upon a beautiful, ripe Stemilt cherry. Yet… when surrounded by amazing fireworks, festive gatherings, and bountiful picnic offerings it seems only fitting to glaze a few luscious cherries with just a bit of white chocolate and tip them lightly in blue candy crystals to simply raise a hand (and hat) to the occasion.
Red, White and Blue Sweet Cherry Bites are simple, elegant little bursts of fresh flavor… tree-ripened fruit dressed for the revelries of the day in all their glory.
The beauty of these fresh little cherry bites is they are simple and easy to prep… whether you choose to pit them or not. If pitting is your preference, simply position your pitter just behind the stem and angle down through the center of the fruit to exit the pit at the opposite, lower front of the fruit. This way you retain the beauty of the fruit’s stem. The lower (exit) hole will be covered by the icing and candy sprinkles (if any fruit is still “hinged” upon exit of the pit, simply press that area back into place… this will help fill the void left after the pit exits); the upper (entry) hole can be partially masked by icing. (The cherries photographed for this preparation were all pitted.) IF you choose to dip and tip these bites without pitting your cherries, simply let your guests know to be aware of the pits. If you plan to enjoy these little beauties immediately, either preparation works. If you plan to set the cherries aside for a few hours before serving, then it is best NOT to pit them… in order to preserve a fresher appearance.