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Cherry Juice Recipes

Cherry Juice Recipes

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In addition to offering some great tart cherry recipes (available in the Tart Cherry Health Report), we also have a complete selection of cherry juice recipes. These recipes use our great tasting, antioxidant-rich concentrate as an ingredient in each. As with all of our other recipes, we have personally made all of the recipes below. They are great for any occasion and will add an extra dimension of taste and flavor profile to any meal.

So let’s get started with eight tasty recipes. I’ve created recipes for each meal of the day and the final two for anytime of the day.


Cherry Yogurt:

6 oz of plain or vanilla yogurt (The fastest way is to simply use the Yoplait 6 oz containers)
1 oz of Fruit Advantage cherry juice concentrate (two tablespoons)

Additional ideas: Toss in some frozen (sliced) or dried cherries or blueberries. As always, if you use dried fruit, soak the fruit in water briefly to soften them up before adding to the cooler temperature yogurt.

Cherry Omelet

2 eggs
6 thawed frozen cherries
¼ tablespoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 chopped onion
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh garlic
½ teaspoon cherry juice concentrate

Heat pan and place butter, onions and garlic, fry to bring out the flavor. Add the thawed cherries, black pepper, cherry juice concentrate, eggs and let mixture cook until firm.

Add the cheese, fold from pan and serve

Cherry Pancakes

Prepare pancake recipe as usual, however replace 1/8 cup milk with Fruit Advantage cherry juice concentrate.

Consider adding thawed whole fruit or dried cherries to the recipe, too. If using thawed cherries simply add them to the batter and cook. If you use dried fruit, soak the fruit in water briefly to soften them up before adding to batter.

Add another Cherry Dimension: Cherry Syrup for pancakes or waffles
Mix favorite maple syrup (2 oz) with the cherry juice concentrate (1 oz), heat and serve


Spiced Cherry Salad

Dried cherries add tangy flavor to this colorful salad.

• 1 cup dried tart cherries
• 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange sections, drained
• 1/8 tablespoon of cherry juice concentrate
• 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Put dried cherries, mandarin orange sections, cherry juice, orange juice and kiwi slices in a salad bowl. Combine orange juice, confectioners sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; mix well. Pour orange juice mixture over fruit mixture; mix gently. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with toasted almonds just before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing

¼ cup of olive oil
¼ teaspoon of sugar or ½ tablespoon of honey – Honey add an excellent level of taste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/8 cup of cherry juice concentrate
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together

Additional Flavor: If you use dried fruit, soak the fruit in water briefly to soften them up before adding to dressing.


Acorn Squash Bake

Dried cherries bring out the flavor of this easy-to-prepare side dish.

• 2 acorn squash
• 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
• 1/8 tablespoon of cherry concentrate
• 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
• 1/4 cup chopped pecans
• 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut each acorn squash in half. Remove seeds and fiber. Place cut side down in baking pan with small amount of water in bottom. Bake in a 350-degree oven 45 to 50 minutes or until squash is tender and can be pierced with a fork. (Or place squash cut side down in a microwave-safe container. Add a little water. Microwave on High (100% power) 5 to 7 minutes, turning dish once. Continue cooking, if necessary, until squash is tender.)

Meanwhile, combine butter, cherries, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat on top of stove or in microwave oven until butter melts. Fill center of each squash half with one-quarter of the cherry mixture. Mix some of the cooked squash with the cherry filling. Serve immediately. makes 4 servings

TIP - Give trail mixes new flavor with the addition of dried tart cherries. A combination of cherries, banana chips, chocolate chips and peanuts is particularly good.


Cherry Fizz:

½ cup (4 oz) of reconstituted cherry juice concentrate – ½ oz. (one tablespoon) concentrate with four ounces of water
½ cup of carbonated water or ginger ale

Cherry Gelatin:

4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
2 ½ cups of cold water
1 cup of sugar
1 oz (two tablespoons) cherry juice concentrate.

Dissolve the gelatin in cold water
Combine gelatin, juice concentrate, sugar and water combination in pot and bring to boil
Remove from heat
Stir in one cup of cold water and pour into 13x9 inch glass dish
Refrigerate until firm, approximately 2 – 3 hours and cut into squares.

Special Thanks:

A specials thanks to CMI for providing some of the recipes above. Return to  Traverse Bay Farms

Also, feel free to download the Official Tart Cherry Health Report, too.

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