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Cherry Recipes


SWEET CHERRY COFFEE CAKE*
"Recipe by K. Nice"

Ingredients: (serves 15)
__2 cups un-sifted all-purpose flour
__1 cup sugar
__2 teaspoon baking powder
__1 teaspoon salt
__1 ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
__½ cup butter
__2 room temp. eggs
__1 cup milk
__1 teaspoon vanilla
__3 ½ cups prepared fruit
__1/3 cup brown sugar
__¼ cup all-purpose flour
__1 teaspoon cinnamon
__2 tablespoons butter
__½ cup chopped nuts

Directions:
__Cut butter or margarine into flour, sugar, salt
   and baking powder
__Mix until course crumbs
__Beat eggs lightly, stir in milk, orange peel and vanilla
__Make a well in flour mixture and pour in egg mixture
__Blend until moist and pour into 9x13 inch prepared pan
__Press fresh pitted sweet cherries in lightly

Streusel Topping
__Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and cut in butter
__Add chopped nuts
__Sprinkle over fruit
__Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes

Fresh cherries, peaches, apples or blueberries may be used
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SPICED CHERRIES*
"Recipe by A. Fockler and M. Bingham"

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)
__3 quarts pitted cherries
__4 ¼ pounds sugar
__1 pint vinegar
__1 tablespoon cinnamon
__1 tablespoon cloves
__1 tablespoon allspice

Directions:
__Mix sugar and fruit
__Let stand for 1 hour
__Cook slowly for 1 hour
__mix vinegar and spices with part of the juice
__Add to cherries
__Boil a few minutes longer
__Put in sterilized jars and seal

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MONTANA MARASCHINOS*
"Recipe by G. Byhoffer"

Ingredients:

(Day1)
__4 ½ pounds pitted light sweet cherries
__3 qts water
__1 tablespoon alum
__1 teaspoon salt

(Day 2)
__3 cups water
__10 cups sugar
__2 oz. red coloring

(Day 3)
__1 lemon
__1 oz almond extract

Directions:

(Day 1)
__Soak pitted cherries in 3 quarts water, alum and salt.

(Day 2)
__Drain day 1 cherries and rinse well
__Add water, sugar and red coloring
__Bring to a boil
__Cool and let stand overnight

(Day 3)
__Bring to boil again
__Add juice of lemon and almond extract
__Pour into sterilized jars while hot and seal

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BAKED CHERRIES*
"Recipe by C. Sullivan"

Ingredients:
__3 cups pitted sweet cherries
__1 ¼ cup milk
__4 eggs
__½ cup sugar
__1 teaspoon salt
__1 cup flour
__1 ½ tablespoon melted butter

Directions:
__Place pitted sweet cherries in an 8 cup baking dish
__Combine milk, eggs, sugar, salt, flour and butter in
   blender
__Blend until smooth
__Pour over cherries and bake at 350 degrees for 30
   minutes
__Dust surface with powdered sugar or
__Optional: top with whipped cream
__Serve while hot

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CHERRIES JUBILEE SIMPLE*
"Recipe by C. Bush"

Ingredients:
__1 quart frozen, fresh, or canned sweet cherries
   (pitted or not)
__¾ cup Cherry Kirsch

Directions:
__Heat cherries in a chafing dish
__Heat Kirsch in a small pan (do not boil)
__Pour Kirsch over cherries in chafing dish
__Ignite and serve over ice cream

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CHERRY BOUNCE*
"Recipe by M. Kelso"

Ingredients:
__3 pounds pie cherries
__2 pounds sugar
__2 fifths bourdon whiskey

Directions:
__Combine un-pitted sour cherries, sugar and bourbon
__Put in large jar
__Shake everyday
__Ready in 4 to 6 months

__Also can use Gin or Vodka or ½ Gin and ½ Vodka

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CHERRY CHICKEN SALAD*
"Recipe by C. Bush"

Ingredients: (serves 4)
__2 cup pitted Flathead Fresh Sweet Cherries
__1 can mandarin orange segments, drained
__1 ½ cup diced cooked chicken
__½ cup chopped celery
__½ cup toasted slivered almonds
__½ cup mayonnaise
__1 teaspoon soy sauce
__1 tablespoon lemon juice
__1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
__Lettuce

Directions:
__Combine first 5 ingredients
__Blend next 4 ingredients
__Toss with cherry mixture
__Serve on lettuce leaf

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CHERRY COBBLER*
"Recipe by M. Anderson"

Ingredients:
__3 cups pitted sweet cherries
__½ cup sugar
__3 tablespoons water
__1 cup flour
__2 tablespoons shortening
__2 teaspoons baking powder
__3/8 cup milk

Directions:
__Spread fruit in bottom of square cake pan
__Sprinkle sugar and water over fruit
__Mix flour, baking powder, shortening and milk
__Spread flour mixture over top of fruit and sugar
__Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes

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CHERRY ALMOND PIE*
"Recipe by G. Ozsvath"

Ingredients:
__2 cans cherries
__1 baked pie shell
__1 egg white
__½ teaspoon almond extract
__¼ cup sugar
__3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
__½ cup almonds (toasted, diced)

Directions:
__Place cherries in baked pie shell
__Beat egg white until foamy
__Gradually beat in sugar, almond extract
__Continue beating until very stiff
__Add cream cheese, a little at a time
__Beat until smooth
__Fold in some almonds
__Spoon topping over pie
__Garnish with remaining almonds
__Chill and serve

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CHERRY COKE SALAD*
"Recipe by K. Nice"

Ingredients:
__1 pint pitted sweet cherries
__1 can 1 lb4oz crushed pineapple
__1 (6 oz pkg.) cherry gelatin
__1 12 oz can of cola

Directions:
__Drain juice from fruit; add water to make 2 cups
__Heat juice to boiling and add gelatin
__Stir until dissolved
__Cool, add cola and drained fruit
__Pour into 1 ½ quart mold
__Chill until set
__Un-mold and serve with salad dressing
__Opt. cream cheese dressing or whipped cream

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CHERRY CORDIAL*
"Recipe by M. Forney"

Ingredients: (Makes 4 ½ cups)
__3 ½ pounds dark sweet cherries
__2 cups sugar
__¾ cup light rum
__¾ cup brandy

Directions:
__Layer ½ the cherries in a Dutch oven or large saucepan
__Mash lightly until some skins split
__Sprinkle with 1 cup of sugar
__Repeat with remaining cherries sugar
__Let stand 1 hour-stir occasionally
__Cook over low heat 15 minutes
__Continue cooking-stir until cherries are soft
__Strain, using food mill or press to extract juice
__Coo, discard skins and pits
__Stir in Rum and Brandy
__Pour into bottles or jars and cover tightly
__Refrigerate
__Serve plain, over ice or,
__Use as ice cream topping
__Stores for 3 weeks

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CHERRY CRISP*
"Recipe by O. Campbell and Y. Borgmann"

Ingredients: (serves 15)
__1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
__1 cup quick oatmeal
__1 cup brown sugar
__½ teaspoon salt
__½ teaspoon baking soda
__½ cup butter
__¼ cup flour or cornstarch
__2/3 cup sugar
__1 quart sweet cherries pitted & juice
__1 teaspoon lemon juice
__½ teaspoon almond extract

Directions:
__Mix together first 5 ingredients and cut in butter
__Divide mixture in half
__Press one half into bottom of greased 9x13 cake pan
__Spread cooked filling over bottom layer
__Sprinkle other half mixture over filling
__Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Filling:
__Mix cornstarch or flour and sugar in saucepan
__Add pitted cherries and juice, lemon juice and
   almond extract
__Cook over medium heat while stirring until thick
__Spread over base and sprinkle with topping
__Bake as above

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CHERRY DELIGHT 1*
"Recipe by I. Jackson"

Ingredients:
__1 cup graham cracker crumbs
__¼ cup melted butter
__¼ cup sugar
__1 ½ cup canned cherries with juice
__1 tablespoon lemon juice
__2 tablespoons cornstarch
__½ lbs. marshmallows
__½ cup milk
__1 cup whipped heavy cream

Directions:
__Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter & sugar
__Line 6x12x2 inch pan patting mixture evenly and firmly
   over sides and bottom
__Save 2 tablespoons crumbs for topping
__Combine cherries w/juice, lemon juice and cornstarch
__Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until
   thicken
__Set in refrigerator to chill

__Combine marshmallows w/milk in top of double boiler
__Cook over hot water stirring frequently until melted
__Cool slightly
__Whip the cream and fold into marshmallows
__Pour ½ of marshmallow mixture over crumb base
__Spoon all of cherry mixture over that
__Then the rest of the marshmallow mixture
__Refrigerate until serving

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CHERRY DELIGHT 2*
"Recipe by R. McClain"

Ingredients:
__2 cups vanilla wafers
__½ cup butter
__1 ½ cups powdered sugar
__2 eggs
__1 quart pitted sweet cherries
__½ cup chopped nuts
__½ pint whipped cream or Cool Whip

Directions:
__Roll wafers with rolling pin until fine.
__Spread into 9x9 inch pan sprayed with non-stick spray
__Cream butter, add sugar and eggs
__Beat with electric mixer until smooth
__Spread over top of crumbs
__Add fresh pitted and chopped sweet cherries
__Sprinkle with chopped nuts
__Spread stiffly beaten whip cream or
   Cool Whip over top

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CHERRY DUMPLINGS 1*
"Recipe by R. McClain"

Ingredients:
__1 pound pitted sweet cherries
__1 cup divided sugar
__1 cup water
__1 cup cake flour
__1 teaspoon baking powder
__½ teaspoon salt
__1/3 cup milk
__Grated rind of medium orange

Directions:
__Place cherries, ¾ cup sugar and water in a deep skillet
__Bring to boil for 2 minutes
__Reduce heat to simmer
__Mix and sift together ¼ cup sugar, cake flour, baking
   powder salt, orange rind in a bowl
__Add milk and toss lightly with fork
__Drop from tablespoon into boiling cherry syrup
__Lower heat, cover and cook gently for 20 minutes
__Serve warm with the cherry syrup

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CHERRY DUMPLINGS 2*
"Recipe by N. Tiensvold"

Ingredients:
__1 quart canned sweet cherries
__¼ cup sugar
__2 tablespoons cornstarch
__1 tablespoon lemon juice
__1 ½ cups flour
__¼ cup sugar
__2 tablespoons baking powder
__½ teaspoon salt
__¼ cup butter
__½ cup milk

Directions:
__Drain and reserve juice
__Mix sugar & cornstarch in 2 ½ quart dish
__Mix in approx. 1 cup cherry juice
__Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes
__Stir occasionally until thick
__Add lemon juice and pitted cherries
__Cover & microwave on high for 3-4 minutes

__Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt in a bowl
__Cut in milk with a fork to form stiff dough
__Drop from tablespoon on top of hot cherries
__Space evenly

__Cover with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap
__Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes
__Let stand for 5 minutes

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CHERRY FLAN*
"Recipe by J. Powell"

Ingredients:
__3 cups pitted black cherries
__1 ¼ cups milk
__1/3 cup sugar
__3 eggs>br> __1 tablespoon vanilla
__1/8 teaspoon salt
__½ cup flour

__1/3 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
__Use fresh sweet black cherries or well drained canned
   or frozen pitted cherries thawed
__Put next six ingredients in blender and blend at top
   speed for 1 minute
__Pour ¼ inch layer of batter intoa 7 to 8 cup lightly
   buttered fire proof dish or pyrex pie plate
__Set over moderate heat for a minute until film of
   batter has set in bottom of the dish
__Remove from heat
__Spread cherries over the batter and sprinkle with the
   1/3 cup sugar
__Pour on rest of batter and smooth the surface
__Bake at 350 degrees about one hour in middle of oven
__It's done when puffed and browned and knife comes out
   clean
__Sprinkle top with powdered sugar
__Serve warm

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CHERRY FLUFF PIE*
"Recipe by M. Anderson"

Ingredients:
__1 ½ cups pitted sweet cherries
__1 (3 oz pkg) cherry jello
__¾ cup boiling water
__½ cup pineapple juice
__3 tablespoons lemon juice
__½ cup whipping cream
__¼ cup sugar
__½ teaspoon almond extract
__1/8 teaspoon salt
__1 baked pie shell

Directions:
__Dissolve cherry jello in boiling water
__Add pineapple and lemon juice
__Refrigerate until starts to set then whip to frothy
__Fold in whipping cream whipped with sugar, almond
   extract and salt
__Fold in pitted sweet cherries
__Pour into baked pie shell and top with additional
   whipped cream
__Refrigerate several hours before serving

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CHERRY JAM MICROWAVE*
"Recipe by B. Borgmann"

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)
__2 cups pitted sweet cherries quartered
__¼ cup lemon juice
__½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
__1 ½ cups sugar
__½ teaspoon butter or margarine

Directions:
__Put pitted quartered or chopped sweet cherries in a
   2 ½ to 3 quart ceramic or glass casserole, or bowl
__Add sugar, butter, lemon juice and lemon peel
__Allow to stand until juices form, about 30 minutes
__If necessary, crush fruit with potato masher or fork

__Cook, uncovered, on high power for about 15 minutes
__As soon as mixture starts to boil (about 30 minutes)
   stir it
__Continue cooking stirring every 2-3 minutes
__When jam has cooked a total of 13 minutes, spoon out
   1 tablespoon in a custard cup
__Cool in the freezer for 5 minutes-then test
   consistency
__If you like it thicker, reheat jam to boiling
__Boil 2 minutes and test again

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CHERRY LEMON DESSERT*
"Recipe by I. Jackson"

Ingredients:
__1 ½ cups fresh sweet cherries
__1 pkg. lemon pudding mix
__1 egg
__1 cup miniature marshmallows
__¼ cup slivered almonds
__10 crushed vanilla wafers

Directions:
__Halve and pit cherries
__Reserve a few with stems for garnish
__Make pudding according to package-use whole egg
__Cool-then fold in cherries, marshmallows and almonds
__Spoon into sherbet glasses or spread in cake pan
__Top with vanilla wafer crumbs
__Chill
__Serve, garnished with whipped cream and un-stemmed
   cherries

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CHERRY NUT BREAD*
"Recipe by R. McClain"

Ingredients:
__2 ½ cups flour
__1 cup sugar
__4 teaspoons baking powder
__1 teaspoon salt
__½ cup chopped nuts
__1 cup pitted sweet cherries
__1 ¼ cups milk
__1 egg
__¼ cup salad oil

Directions:
__Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl
__Mix well
__Add walnuts and pitted and diced cherries

__In small bowl, blend milk, egg and oil
__Pour over flour mixture
__Stir until all ingredients are moistened

__Use one large loaf pan or 2 small pans greased
   and floured
__Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes
__If using small pans reduce baking time
__Cool 10 minutes and turn out on rack

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CHERRY NUT CAKE DESERT*
"Recipe by F. Tiemyer"

Ingredients:
__1 pint cherry pie filling
__1-1 pound 4 oz drained pineapple chunks
__1 pkg. yellow or white cake mix
__1 cup melted butter
__1 cup flaked coconut
__1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
__Grease a 13x9 inch pan
__Spread cherry pie filling into the pan
__Put drained pineapple chunks over cherries
__Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple
__Pour melted butter over the mixture
__Top with flaked coconut and walnuts
__Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
__Serve warm or cold with Cool Whip

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CHERRY NUT DESERT*
"Recipe by H. Steere"

Ingredients:
__½ cup butter
__1 cup cake flour
__2 tablespoons rounded powdered sugar
__1 pint drained sour cherries
__2 eggs
__1 ½ cup sugar
__¼ teaspoon salt
__¼ cup flour
__¾ teaspoon baking powder
__¾ cup chopped walnuts
__1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
__Mix well butter, cake flour and powdered sugar
__Pat in about a 8x12 inch baking dish
__Bake as you would a pie crust
__Drain sour pie cherries
__Beat eggs and add sugar, salt, flour, baking powder,
   walnuts and vanilla, mixing well
__Add drained cherries
__Pour over baked crust
__Bake at 325 to 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes
__Serve with whipped cream

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CHERRY PIE FILLING*
"Recipe by I. St. Sauver"

Ingredients: (makes 6 pints)
__6 pounds pitted sour cherries
__3 cups sugar
__½ cup cornstarch or tapioca
__1 teaspoon almond extract
__¼ teaspoon red food color

Directions:
__Sweet dark cherries may be used for sour cherries
__Combine cherries and 2 cups sugar in 8 quart pot
__Let stand 15 minutes until juices flow
__Using candy thermometer cook until 212 F.
__In small bowl combine remaining 1 cup sugar
   and cornstarch or tapioca
__Stir into cherry mixture
__Add food color and extract
__Put over heat and stir again until 212 F.
__Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal
__May be processed for 10 min. in hot water bath

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CHERRY PUDDING*
"Recipe by L. Johnson"

Ingredients:
__2 cups stewed sweet cherries
__1/3 cup butter
__1 cup flour
__¼ teaspoon baking soda
__¼ teaspoon nutmeg
__1 teaspoon cream of tarter (or)
   2 teaspoon baking powder
__1 pinch salt
__1 cup milk
__1 cup water
__2 tablespoons cornstarch
__½ cup cold water
__3 tablespoons sugar
__1 tablespoon butter

Directions:
__Drain pitted cherries-reserve juice for sauce
__Melt butter in 2-quart baking dish
__Sift dry ingredients together slowly and add milk
__Pour mixture into baking dish over melted butter
__Spoon cherries into center
__Bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until cake
   tester comes out clean
__Let pudding sit 10 minutes before serving with sauce

Sauce:
__Heat reserved juice with 1 cup water to boiling
__Add cornstarch mixed with cold water, then the sugar
   and butter
__Cook and stir until thick
__Serve with whipped cream

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CHERRY RASPBERRY JAM*
"Recipe J. Stillings"

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)
__3 cups sugar
__3 cups pitted sweet cherries
__2 cups sugar
__2 cups raspberries

Directions:
__Add enough water to the 3 cups sugar to moisten it
__Bring to a rolling boil
__Add pitted sweet cherries and boil 10 minutes, stirring
__Mix 2 cups sugar and raspberries and add to the above
   mixture and cook for 13 minutes
__Let stand overnight in a shallow pan stirring
   occasionally
__Put into sterilized jars and paraffin over top of jam
__You can do two batches at a time, but a large kettle
   is necessary and stirring to keep it from boiling over

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CHERRY SALAD
"Recipe by M. Rydeen"

Ingredients:
__1 pint cherry pie mix
__1 can drained crushed pineapple
__1 cup miniature marshmallows
__3 sliced bananas

Directions:
__Mix all ingredients and refrigerate
__Quick and easy for company

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CHERRY SUNDAE SAUCE*
"Recipe by G. Morelli"

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)
__½ cup sugar
__3 teaspoons cornstarch
__¼ cup water
__2 cups pitted sweet cherries
__1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:
__Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan
__Mix in water and lemon juice and quartered pitted
   sweet dark cherries
__Heat and stir until mixture thickens
__Chill
__Serve over ice cream

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CHERRY SUPREME*
"Recipe by M. Forney"

Ingredients: (serves 8)
__1 (3 oz pkg) cherry or black cherry jello
__2 tablespoons sugar
__1 dash salt
__1 cup boiling water
__1 pint pitted dark sweet cherries
__1 tablespoon lemon juice
__½ cup whipped cream
__1 cup miniature marshmallows
__1/3 cup marshmallow crème
__2/3 cup mayonnaise

Directions:
__Dissolve jello, sugar and salt in boiling water
__Drain cherries
__Add enough water to syrup to make ¾ cup
__Add this and lemon juice to jello
__Chill until very thick
__Fold ½ the cherries into 1 cup of jello
__Pour into 1 quart mold, chill until set, not firm
__Whip remaining jello fluffy
__Fold in whipped cream, remaining cherries and
   marshmallows
__Spoon into mold and chill until firm
__Un-mold, serve with following:
__Blend 1/3 cup marshmallow crème into 2/3 cup
   mayonnaise
__Stir well-makes 1 cup

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CHERRY TART*
"Recipe by I. St. Sauver"

Ingredients:
__2 cans cherry pie filling
__3 tablespoons water
__¼ cup melted butter
__1 box yellow cake mix
__1 pint whipped whipping cream

Directions:
__Mix cherry pie filling and 3 tablespoons water
__Pour into 9x13 inch pan
__Mix together in a bowl melted butter and cake mix
__Mix until crumbly
__Spread over cherry pie filling
__Sprinkle with nuts
__Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes
__Serve with whipped cream

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CHERRY TOPPING OR JAM*
"Recipe by M. Kelso"

Ingredients:
__10 pounds pitted sweet cherries
__12 pounds sugar
__4 bottles Certo
__1 cup Lemon-Hart Rum

Directions:
__Stem, wash and pit sweet cherries
__Add sugar and mix
__Boil for one minute (rolling boil)
__Remove from heat __Stir for 5 minutes
__Let stand for ½ hour-stirring every 5 minutes
__Add 1 cup Lemon-Hart Rum
__Stir for 5 minutes
__Pack in sterilized fruit jars and seal
__Good topping for ice cream
__Good addition to holiday fruit cakes

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CHERRY-OATMEAL-CHOCOLATE CHIP-WALNUT COOKIES
"Recipe by Barbara Hammons"

Ingredients:
__1 cup butter
__¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
__¾ cup granulated sugar
__1 tablespoon vanilla
__¼ cup applesauce
__1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
__½ cup quick oats
__1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
__1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
__1 teaspoon salt
__12 oz. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
__1 cup dried cherries (cut cherries in half)
__1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
__Thoroughly mix butter, sugars, vanilla and applesauce
__In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (excluding the
   chips, cherries and nuts)
__Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Add
   the chips, cherries and nuts
__Drop by rounded tablespoons onto un-greased cookie
   sheet
__Bake at 375 degrees 12-14 minutes-Let cookies set
   before removing from sheet
__For a different flavor, add a scant ¼ tsp of nutmeg
   and scant ¼ tsp of cinnamon

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CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE*
"Recipe by J. Lapworth"

Ingredients:
__½ cup butter
__½ cup sugar __3 egg yolks
__1 bag chocolate chips
__½ cup sifted flour
__3 egg whites
__1 ½ cup drained sour cherries

Directions:
__Mix together butter, sugar and egg yolks
__Melt chocolate chips in double boiler
__Add to above mixture
__Fold in sifted flour
__Beat egg whites until stiff
__Fold into above mixture with drained cherries
__Pour into greased 8x8 inch pan
__Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes
__Sprinkle with powdered sugar or
__Top with whipped cream

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CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY*
"Recipe by I. St. Sauver"

Ingredients:
__1 ½ cups all purpose flour
__½ cup cocoa
__¼ teaspoon salt
__¼ teaspoon baking powder
__¼ teaspoon margarine
__1 cup sugar
__1 egg
__1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
__1 quart pitted wet cherries
__6 oz. chocolate bits
__½ cup sweetened condensed milk
__4 teaspoons cherry juice

Directions:
__Mix together first 9 ingredients
__Shape dough into 1-inch balls
__Place on un-greased cookie sheet
__Press thumb in dough
__Place a cherry in center of cookie
__Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
__Cool on rack

Frosting:
__Heat chocolate bits and condensed milk on low heat
__Stir until chocolate bits melt
__Stir in 4 teaspoons cherry juice
__May be thinned with more juice
__Spoon 1 teaspoon over each cherry on cookie

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CHOCOLATE FONDUE DIP*
"Recipe by C. Bush"

Ingredients:
__1 large bar of chocolate (sweet or semi-sweet) or
__1 cup of chocolate chips
__¼ cup heavy cream
__1 teaspoon almond or vanilla flavoring or favorite
   liquor
__Frozen sweet cherries with stems

Directions:
__Use double boiler or chafing dish over water
__Melt chocolate bar or chips
__Add heavy cream and flavoring
__Use frozen sweet cherries with stems for dipping

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CLAFOUTI LIMOUSIN*
"Recipe by M. Forney"

Ingredients (serves 6)
__1 ½ pounds pitted black sweet cherries
__3 eggs
__4 tablespoons flour
__1 pinch salt
__6 tablespoons sugar
__2 cups milk
__1 tablespoon dark rum
__2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions:
__Beat eggs lightly in a bowl
__Sift flour and blend into eggs
__Add salt and 4 tablespoons of sugar
__Heat milk to lukewarm
__Gradually pour into egg mixture, stir constantly
__Add rum, if desired
__Butter wide shallow over dish
__Put in cherries
__Pour batter over cherries
__Dot with butter remaining from greasing dish
__Bake in center of preheated 425 degree oven
   for 25-30 min
__When cooked, cherries will have risen to top
__Batter will have set like custard
__Sprinkle pudding with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar
__Serve lukewarm

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DARK SWEET CHERRY PIE*
"Recipe by C. Bush"

Ingredients: (serves 6 )
__3 cups pitted sweet cherries
__¾ cup sugar
__1 dash salt
__3 tablespoon cornstarch
__1/8 teaspoon almond extract
__2 teaspoon lemon juice
__1 tablespoon melted butter
__9 inch double pie crust (unbaked)

Directions:
__Combine all ingredients and let stand while making
   the crust
__Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry
__Fill with pie filling mixture
__Top with crust and flute the edges
__Bake in 425 degree oven for 40 minutes

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DIP FOR FRUIT*
"Recipe by M. Field"

Ingredients:
__1 (8 oz pkg) softened cream cheese
__1 (7 ox jar) marshmallow ream
__1 orange

Directions:
__Mix together softened cream cheese and marshmallow
   cream
__Add juice and grated rind of the orange
__Will be thick
__Use as dressing for fruit salad or dip for fruit

__To use as fruit salad dressing
__Use one large can frozen orange juice
   (not rind and juice of orange)

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EASY CHERRY SALAD*
"Recipe by N. Tiensvold"

Ingredients:
__1 (8 oz. pkg.) cherry jello
__1 quart canned sweet cherries
__½ cup slivered almonds
__1 ½ cups cherry juice
__¼ cup lemon juice

Directions:
__Drain canned pitted sweet cherries
__Bring to boil 1 ½ cups cherry juice
__Add ¼ cup lemon juice or water to make
   1 ¾ cup liquid
__Mix with cherry jello and stir until jello is dissolved
__Add pitted dark sweet cherries and slivered almonds
__Refrigerate until set
__Serve as salad or dessert topped with whipped cream

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FLATHEAD CHERRY CLAFOUTI
"Recipe by La Province Restaurant, Bigfork Montana"

Ingredients: (serves 6 )

Prepared at least 24 hours in advance
__Approximately 30 fresh Flathead cherries, pitted and
   marinated in Chambord

__2 cups heavy cream
__7 eggs
__1 cup granulated sugar
__1 teaspoon vanilla extract
__Powered sugar for dusting
__Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Directions:
__Preheat oven to 350 degrees
__To prepare the baking dishes, you will need individual
   oven-proof Brulee dishes
__Butter the dishes and place 4 or 5 marinated cherries
   in each dish. Set them aside
__In a large mixing bowl, bland the cream, eggs, sugar
   and vanilla with a wire whisk
__Pour the mixture evenly into each baking dish with the
   cherries, and place in oven
__Cook until clafouti is just set and the cherries have
   just begun putting off their juices on the surface
__Allow to cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar
   and top with vanilla ice and serve warm

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FLUFFY CHERRY PIE*
"Recipe by Y. Borgmann"

Ingredients: (serves 8 )
__1 pint canned sweet cherries
__1/3 oz. pkg. black cherry jello
__2/3 cup boiling cherry juice
__2 cups ice cubes
__1 8 oz. thawed Cool Whip

Directions:
__Drain, pit and halve sweet cherries reserving
   2/3 cup cherry juice
__Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling cherry juice or
   water stirring about 3 minutes
__Add ice cubes and stir until gelatin is thickened
__Remove any un-melted ice
__Using wire whip, blend in whipped topping,
   then whip until smooth
__Fold in sweet cherries and chill, if necessary,
   until mixture mounds
__Spoon into a baked and cooled pie crust
   or crumb crust

Optional:
__Top with additional topping and slivered almonds.

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FLUFFY CHOCOLATE DIP*
"Recipe by C. Bush"

Ingredients: (makes 1 ½ cups)
__3 squares semi-sweet chocolate
__1 tablespoon milk
__1 tablespoon rum
__2 tablespoon powdered sugar
__1 cup whipped heavy cream
__Fresh sweet cherries to use for dipping

Directions:
__Melt chocolate with milk over low heat
__Stir in rum and Cool
__Whip cream with powdered sugar
__Fold into cooled chocolate
__Chill thoroughly
__Serve with fresh sweet cherries

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FRESH SWEET CHERRY PIE*
"Recipe by M. Anderson"

Ingredients: (serves 6 )
__3 cups pitted sweet cherries
__1 cup sugar
__3 tablespoon cornstarch
__1 dash of salt
__1 tablespoon lemon juice
__8 inch baked pie shell

Directions:
__Combine pitted cherries and sugar. Let stand for about
   30 minutes
__Drain juice and add water to make 1 ½ cups
__In small pan combine cornstarch and salt, gradually
   add liquid
__Over medium heat cook and stir until mixture is clear
   and thick
__Add lemon juice and cool to room temperature
__Fold in cherries and fill baked pie shell
__Refrigerate for several hours
__Serve with whipped cream or topping

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PHILLY CHERRY PIE 1*
"Recipe by Ann Kops - O.M. Hartman"

Ingredients: (serves 8)
__1 (8 oz. pkg) cream cheese
__2 tablespoons heaping sour cream
__½ teaspoon vanilla
__½ teaspoon caramel flavoring
__½ cup powdered sugar
__1 pkg Dream Whip Topping
__1-9 inch baked pie crust
__2 cups pitted sweet cherries
__1 cup water
__2 tablespoons cornstarch
__1 teaspoon cherry flavoring
__½ cup sugar
__1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:
__Combine cream cheese, sour cream, flavorings,
   powdered sugar
__Mix well and fold in Dream Whip topping-blend well
__Pour into pie shell-cover with cooled cherry topping
__Refrigerate 2 hours
__Optional: garnish with additional Dream Whip

Topping:
__Thoroughly mix cherries, water, cornstarch & sugar
   in Sauce pan.
__Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
__Cook slowly 5 minutes Until thick and clear
__Add flavoring, lemon juice and food coloring
   if desired
__Set aside to cool

For Diabetic:
__In place of ½ cup sugar use 1 tsp liquid sucharel
__Maybe add a little more cornstarch

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PHILLY CHERRY PIE 2
"Recipe by Cece Barrett"

Ingredients:
__1 (9 oz.) graham cracker crust
__1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
__¼ cup sugar
__1 teaspoon Vanilla
__1 (2 oz.) pkg. dessert topping mix
__2 cup (1 lb. 5 oz. can) Cherry Pie Filling
__¼ teaspoon almond extract

Directions:
__Prepare crust and chill
__Combine cheese, sugar, and vanilla
__Mix until well blended
__Prepare topping mix as directed on package
__Fold into cheese mixture, pour into crust
__Combine filling and almond extract
__Top pie and chill

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CHERRY PECAN CHICKEN SALAD PITA
"Recipe from Schwan Catalog"

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
__2 cups pulled roasted chicken
__1/3 cup mayonnaise
__1/2 cup dried cherries
__1/3 cup chopped celery
__2 Tbsp diced green bell pepper
__1/3 cup chopped pecans
__4 whole wheat pita halves

Directions:
__Blend together chicken, mayo, cherries
celery and peppers in a bowl.
__Cover and chill ½ hour or until ready to serve.
__Stir in pecans and fill pita halves with
chicken salad.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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ALMOND DIP WITH CHERRIES*
"Recipe by L. Johnson"

Ingredients: (makes 2/3 cup)
__1 (3 oz pkg) softened cream cheese
__3 tablespoons sour cream
__3 tablespoons powdered sugar
__1 tablespoon almond liqueur or
    ¼ teaspoon almond extract
__Frozen cherries

Directions:
__Beat together all ingredients except cherries
__Chill
__Serve with sweet cherries

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CHERRY TOPPING
"Recipe by L. Klenck & H. Gressett"

Ingredients:
__10 lbs. Pitted Cherries
__12 lbs. Sugar
__4 bottles liquid pectin
__1 cup lemon hart rum

Directions:
__Stem, wash and pit cherries
__Boil for 1 minute at rolling boil
__Add 12 lbs. sugar
__Cook 5 minutes-Stir regularly
__Add 4 bottles liquid pectin
__Slowly stir and let stand ½ hour
__Stir each for 5 minutes
__Add 1 cup lemon hart rum
__Stir for 5 minutes
__Pour in sterile jar

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CHERRY BARBEQUE SAUCE
"Recipe Provided By Dawn Versoi"

Ingredients
__1 medium onion, chopped
__2 garlic cloves, minced
__2 tablespoons butter
__2 cups fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
__1 cup ketchup
__2/3 cup packed brown sugar
__1/4 cup cider vinegar
__1 tblespoon Worchestershire sauce
__2 teaspoons ground mustard
__1/2 teaspoon pepper
__1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional

Directions:
In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until cherries are tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
__YIELD: about 3-1/2 cups
__CANNING: hot water bath 20 minutes

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