Don't throw away tart cherries

@allknowing (60312)
India
January 27, 2017 6:03pm CST
We have a cherry tree with tart cherries. They are pretty sour and cannot be eaten as such. But I make juice and wine which has a great taste. Before making the wine they need to be given a boil in sugar so that the tartness disappears. The juice is extracted merely by adding sugar and then keeping the fruit in the fridge for about a week. Do you have any other use with the tart cherries?
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@GardenGerty (95673)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Jan 17
I would use them in baking or use the juice for jams and jellies. I actually have been told that the juice is good to relieve inflammation and helps people sleep. It is considered that eating them relieves the symptoms of gout.
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@thelme55 (13676)
• Germany
29 Jan 17
That is very interesting. Thanks for the information.
@allknowing (60312)
• India
29 Jan 17
Are you talking about tart cherries?
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@thelme55 (13676)
• Germany
31 Jan 17
@allknowing about the good health benefits of this fruit.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 17
Oh yes, I would happily eat them as they are.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
28 Jan 17
They are very sour. Do you like sour things?
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 17
@allknowing That would not deter me at all.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
28 Jan 17
@Asylum I wish I could send you some. I get heaps and I do not use all of them
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@thelme55 (13676)
• Germany
29 Jan 17
I usually make marmalade of these fruits. Sometimes I made smoothies with it mixed with yoghurt and honey. Yummy!
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
29 Jan 17
Are those that you use tart cherries? There are many varieties in cherries.
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@thelme55 (13676)
• Germany
29 Jan 17
@allknowing yes, the sour one. As I can see in your photo, that's the tart cherries that I was using.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
29 Jan 17
@thelme55 Do you remove the seeds?
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@sharon6345 (115362)
• United States
28 Jan 17
I gave away a whole case of these as I knew nothing of this. I wish I did
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
28 Jan 17
Now you know (lol)
@sharon6345 (115362)
• United States
28 Jan 17
@allknowing Oh I plan to do that. Thanks.
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@GardenGerty (95673)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Jan 17
You can include recipes if they are a part of a discussion @allknowing . I have asked Alex directly about this.
@syeow1 (4878)
• India
28 Jan 17
Oh great.i like to eat cherry sauce.Meshed cherry with salt and chilly powder.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
28 Jan 17
Some make pickle too with tart cherries
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@syeow1 (4878)
• India
28 Jan 17
@allknowing yes.I also like it.
@Fishmomma (11524)
• United States
4 Feb 17
I make pies with tart cherries. The last couple years I have been making pies with 2 fruits in one pie to give some variety in the pies for future eating.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
4 Feb 17
I will try and make that the next time I get them which is sometimes during June/July.
@JudyEv (115600)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 17
These sound good ways to use up such fruit.
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28 Jan 17
We dont have those in our country. Maybe. I havent seen those in person.