Good Question: What Should I Make With Sour Cherries?

Reader Laura asks:

I was lucky enough to buy a quart of sour cherries at the Union Square Greenmarket today and now I am wondering what kind of dessert to make with them. Ideas?

Laura, this is one of our favorite types of questions! We love sour cherries, and they are great to bake with - better than the darker, sweeter cherries. They hold their shape a bit better and they have a more complex flavor for baking.

Honestly, our favorite thing to do with cherries is clafoutis. This is an eggy, sweet pancake-like breakfast dish stuffed with cherries. It would make a lighter dessert - not too sweet or rich.

Weekend Breakfast Report: Triple Fruit Clafouti

If you want something a little sweeter, try one of these two recipes from Epicurious:

Brandied Sour Cherry And Pear Tartlets
Classic Sour Cherry Pie With Lattice Crust

Any more ideas for Laura? What's your favorite sour cherry dessert?

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