I love cherry season.
Just like anything that grows the season comes round once a year.
We always go to a stand the next town up and buy a bunch to put in the freezer to enjoy all winter long.
A half frozen cherry is delightful.
This year we made two trips to the cherry stand for a grand total of 70lbs of cherrys.
I am SO glad I found my cherry pitter.
You cannot imagine.
I put about 40lbs of them in the freezer as I mentioned in an earlier post.
I made some chunky cherry syrup for us to enjoy on pancakes throughout the winter.
I made cherry jelly. My first jelly ever. I have made lots and lots of jams but never jelly. It came out nice and clear and I am quite pleased with it.
I made a cherry buckle but that deserves a post all of its own.
And I made my annual cherry pie.
I love cherry pie.
I made the crust with my King Arthur Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and it really came out beautifully. The whole wheat adds a delightful nutty taste to the pie and the crust is still flaky. Plus I can try and pretend it’s now healthy. heh.
I think it looks pretty.
I can tell you it tasted delicious!
It didn’t last long.
The hubby and I ate it all.
We didn’t share.
I add a touch of cadamom to my cherry pies. I like the way the spice tastes with cherries. I entered one in the County Fair once and the judges didn’t like the cardamom and gave me scathing reviews. I figured they just didn’t like something different. I know it’s one of those spices that you either love or hate.
I love it.
Pffffft to the judges I say.
I’m going to enjoy my pie MY WAY.
I still have some cherry juice left over from my jelly making. I’m going to make sorbet.
AND I still have about 5lbs. of cherries.
What to do, what to do?