Cherry recipes

Juicy, ripe cherries are a true summer highlight. They don’t stick around very long, so make the most of this seasonal treasure in our delicious cherry recipes.

Cherries have a short season, typically from late June until early August. Keep an eye out for them in supermarkets, at farmers’ markets and at roadside stalls in cherry-growing areas like Kent. Once you’ve tracked down a few punnets of glossy cherries, have a go at making some of the recipes below.

Make the most of juicy cherries with dessert ideas including cherry pie, clafoutis, cherry ripple ice cream and cheesecake. This collection mainly showcases recipes for fresh fruit, but we’ve also sneaked in a spiked cheesecake using black cherries from a jar (amazing), plus a couple of dried and glacé fruit options too.

Stone fruit fans should check out our peach recipes and apricot recipes for more tempting ideas, too.

Showing 1-16 of 31 recipes

Filter This Page
Clear All
Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Roasted cherries with cocoa and hazelnut granola

Healthy breakfast recipes

Roasted cherries with cocoa and hazelnut granola

Bring out the sweetness of peak-season cherries by roasting them and pairing with crunchy, nutty cocoa-dusted granola. A brilliant bowlful...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cherry bakewell brandy

Cherry recipes

Cherry bakewell brandy

This infused brandy with cherries, almonds and vanilla has got all the delicious flavours of a cherry bakewell tart –...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Chetna Makan’s cherry, almond and honey upside-down cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Chetna Makan’s cherry, almond and honey upside-down cake

This cherry upside-down cake from food writer and Bake Off star Chetna Makan looks and tastes wonderful – plus it’s...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Burrata with pickled cherries and hazelnuts

Burrata recipes

Burrata with pickled cherries and hazelnuts

This beautiful burrata recipe from Ambra Papa, head chef at Petersham Nurseries cafe, gives both early-season cherries and edible flowers...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Paul A. Young’s cherry syrup brownies

Cherry recipes

Paul A. Young’s cherry syrup brownies

Chocolatier Paul A. Young uses cherry syrup in his brownies recipe, so the cherry flavour is baked right in. Serve...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Florentine tray cake

Teatime traybake recipes

Florentine tray cake

A nutty cake filled with chewy toffee and glacé cherries then topped with a dark chocolate icing – this tray...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cherry and rosé sorbet with cherry compote and grilled madeira cake

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Cherry and rosé sorbet with cherry compote and grilled madeira cake

Dish up a beautiful summer dessert with a difference. Serve cherry and rosé sorbet and roast cherry compote on slices...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cherry crumble cake

Cherry recipes

Cherry crumble cake

This is John Whaite‘s version of a classic cherry and almond cake. He says: “I always use those dark cherries soaked...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Traditional cherry pie

Cherry recipes

Traditional cherry pie

Georgina Hayden’s beautiful pie – made using fresh cherries – is the ultimate in summer desserts. The pie benefits from being...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Roasted buttered cherries with orange sabayon and toasted almonds

Cherry recipes

Roasted buttered cherries with orange sabayon and toasted almonds

”Despite its fancy name, a sabayon is simply a mousse of wine, eggs and sugar. Served warm, over hot roasted...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Italian cherry and almond tart

Sweet tart recipes

Italian cherry and almond tart

A gorgeously rich frangipane tart bursting with juicy cherries and encased in a crumbly shortcrust case. Try Debbie Major’s delightful...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Swiss cherry conserve

Cherry recipes

Swiss cherry conserve

Make the most of a glut of cherries with a homemade jar of Swiss cherry jam. Spread on buttered toast,...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Traditional vanilla cherry ripple ice cream

Ice cream recipes

Traditional vanilla cherry ripple ice cream

An absolute treat of an ice cream recipe. Cherry sauce (made with fresh cherries – YUM) ripples through the vanilla...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Spiked cherry cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Spiked cherry cheesecake

This boozy cheesecake recipe is made with cherries from a jar so can be served as a dessert any time...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cherry Ripe tart from Sussex

Best of British recipes

Cherry Ripe tart from Sussex

A wonderful cherry tart recipe, originating from the village of Ripe in Sussex, made with shortcrust pastry, an almond frangipane...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cherry madeleines with hot toffee sauce

Cherry recipes

Cherry madeleines with hot toffee sauce

These beautiful cherry madeleines come with a boozy toffee sauce for dipping. Serve them for afternoon tea or as a...

Subscribe to our magazine

Food stories, skills and tested recipes, straight to your door... Enjoy 5 issues for just £5 with our special introductory offer.

Subscribe

Unleash your inner chef

Looking for inspiration? Receive the latest recipes with our newsletter

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.