National Cherry Month!

February is national cherry month, and there's no better way to celebrate than with a delicious cherry inspired dish! Check out the following recipes below to find your new favorite way to enjoy cherries.

Cherry Cheesecake

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This classic dish is often paired with a cherry sauce topping or cherry pie filling! Cheesecake can be served baked or unbaked and is often stored refrigerated.

Cheesecake was believed to have been a popular dish in Greece and mentions of the dish can be found in the writings of Cato the elder and Greek Physician Aegimus. The modern style cheesecake however is based off the English version created around 1390. Various versions of Cheesecake recipes can be found in cultures around the world such as South Africa, Japan, Russia, and the Philippines.

Cherry Pie

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A traditional pie baked with a cherry filling. Cherry pies are often baked with sour cherries rather than sweet ones though sweet cherry pies are also enjoyed by many.

While Cherry pie is enjoyed worldwide, it is often considered a traditional American dessert. The pie is often served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Cherry Cobbler
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Cobbler’s are often prepared by pouring a fruit filling into a large baking dish and covering the fruit with batter or biscuit dough before placing it in the oven to bake. Cobbler is a unique British American colony dessert.

Cherry Strudel
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Cherry Strudel is a pastry introduced by German and Austrian immigrants to America. Strudel means “whirlpool” or “eddy” in German. This name describes the act of the thin pastry layers rolled up several times around a fruit filling before being placed in the oven to bake. This dish is popular in the Midwest and Northeast where cherries grow in abundance.

Cherry Turnovers
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Also known as handpies by some, cherry turnovers are small triangular pastries. The Spanish Empanadas and Polish pierogis are similar dishes with different ingredients.

Black Forest Cookies
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Like its Black Forest cake equivalent, black forest cookies are made by combining chocolate and cherries. Black forest cake, however, uses a cherry liquor that is not present in the cookie recipes.

Cherries Jubilee
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A cherry sauce that is often served over ice cream and other desserts. Kirschwasser, or cherry water, is a type of brandy that is often used to create the jubilee. Both the liquor and the cherries themselves are flambeed before being implemented in the dish.

Sour Cherry Soup
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This unique summer soup dish originates in central Europe, where fruit-based soups are still popular today. Canned cherries are often used to prepare this dish.

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