Cherry Juice, dried tart cherries and fresh cherries make an excellent addition to almost any recipe. You can add cherries to both hot and cold dishes.
To celebrate National Cherry Month, we've put together an National Cherry Month Recipe Cookbook you can download for free and celebrate this tasty month.
We've only included cherry recipes in this one-of-a-kind cherry recipe cookbook. Every recipe in this guide contains cherries as one of the ingredients. Enjoy over 36+ cherry-based recipes. This is a great way to celebrate National Cherry Month.
What makes National Cherry Month so special and why do we celebrate February as month to celebrate cherries?
February is forever etched in the America’s heritage by boasting Washington’s birthday on February 20th . In addition, this tiny red fruit will forever hold a spot in halls of every elementary school in America as the legend of George Washington and cherry tree.
As the legend goes, young George Washington couldn’t tell his father a lie about him chopping down the cherry tree. Thus, this simple ruby red fruit is forever intertwined with first President of our great nation and the month of February.
While the first cherry festivals don’t begin until late March or early April, getting the word out about this tiny fruit and cherry related events is a fun way to learn about the benefits of cherry juice and national cherry month.
Check out just a few fun facts about cherry juice, fresh cherries, and more.
According to founder, Andy LaPointe of the Traverse Bay Farms, a cherry-related company and founder of TraverseBayFarms.com, “The tart cherry is packed full of an array of amazing natural health benefits that many people may not be aware. These benefits include maintaining healthy joint function*, helping to soothe sore muscles due to physical exercise* and more. The mission of this website is to be a resource for folks interested in enjoying this fruit and attend an upcoming cherry festival and cherry event.”
Mr. LaPointe continued, “You can also download a free National Cherry Month cherry recipe book with over 36+ great-tasting cherry recipes that are great for all occasions. This free downloadable book is a compilation of some the best cherry recipes available today and a few of items mentioned in the cherry cookbook have won national awards.”
This recipe contains scrumptious cherry recipes to quick-n-easy recipes for the kids, you'll savor every bite. Here is a sample of what you'll receive when you download this FREE National Cherry Month Cookbook:
- Black Forest Upside-Down Sundae
- Low-Fat Cherry Dream
- Firecracker Salsa
- Traditional Cherry Pie
- Low-Fat Cherry Power Bars
In addition to containing great tasting recipes, it also explains why the tart cherry is so healthy and even includes some of the natural health benefits of the tart cherry, too. Mr. LaPointe also said, “So not only do visitors enjoy great tasting recipes, but they also learn about how the tart cherry and drinking tart cherry juice can help them enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle.”
Prepared the night before, breakfast rolls have never been easier.
- 2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup dried tart cherries, divided
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 loaf (14 to 16 ounces) frozen white bread dough, thawed
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a small mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk; mix well. Pour mixture into a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cherries and pecans evenly over sugar mixture.
On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle; brush with melted butter. In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cherries. Roll up rectangle, jelly-roll style, starting from a long side; pinch to seal edges. With a sharp knife, cut roll into 12 slices.
Place slices, cut-side down, on top of mixture in pan. Let rise, covered, in a warm place 30 minutes, or until nearly double. (Or, cover with waxed paper, then with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Before baking, let chilled rolls stand, covered, 20 minutes at room temperature.)
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 375-degree oven 20 to 25 minutes for unchilled rolls and 25 to 30 minutes for chilled rolls, or until golden brown. If necessary, cover rolls with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm.
Looking for more cherry recipes, download the National Cherry Month Cherry Recipe Cookbook
Pretty in Pink Cherry Juice Recipe
This dessert is a great combination of great taste and good looks. Not only is it easy to make, it is fast to get it out to your guests so they can enjoy it. It only has five ingredients to the recipe
- 1 (16-ounce) jar red maraschino cherries
- ¼ tablespoon of Fruit Advantage sediment-free tart cherry juice concentrate
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (6-ounce) graham cracker crust
Here are the steps to follow to enjoy this tasty and refreshing recipe:
Drain maraschino cherries, saving the juice. Put marshmallows, tart cherry juice concentrate and maraschino juice in a large saucepan; heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and smooth. Let cool completely, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin forming on mixture.
Reserve 6 to 8 cherries for garnish; quarter remaining cherries. Fold 2 cups whipped topping and quartered cherries into marshmallow mixture; spread into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
Garnish with reserved maraschino cherries and remaining whipped topping.
Makes 6 to 8 servings