HELP! What would you do with all these dried cherries???

United States
February 13, 2007 10:54am CST
A good friend gave me a huge bag (4 pounds) of dried cherries. Yum! The kids ate some like raisins,but I am stareing at these yummy little things wondering what I could make with them...any ideas??
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@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
13 Feb 07
You can add them to bread, muffins, cakes. Feel free to send some my way if you have extras!!! Here's a recipe I found: Rice Pudding With Dried Cherries 2 cups milk 1 cup half-and-half cream 1 cup basmati rice (washed) 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cherries 1 pinch cinnamon 1 In a saucepan, bring milk, half & half and sugar to a boil. 2 Add rice and vanilla extract. 3 Cook at medium heat for 8 minutes. 4 Stir while heating until creamy and/or sticky. 5 Add cherries and stir for 2 minutes. 6 Set aside for 10 minutes. 7 Garnish with cinnamon. Check this website for more: http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q=dried+cherries
• United States
13 Feb 07
AWESOME...thanks!! If you come down here to my neck of the woods privatly email mre and I'll set some aside for ya'! I have dried cherries and dried figs!
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@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Thanks for the best responce, deb! I will have to let you know when I get down that way. But you probably won't have any left after you start making some of those delicious sounding recipes.
@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
I'd put some in sponge cake or even your little jelly sponges! Can;t bleieve for one second you are stumped, you make so many fun things, how about making flapjakc with rice crispies, melt cholcolate and/or toffee and bits of cherry. At least they are dried, it you kep them airtight you can throw some in lots of things for ages. I hope you are going to share any good ideas you come up with for this, I love your lazr recipes!
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@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
scones, pancakes, yum
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• United States
13 Feb 07
Duh...brain cramps! My breakfast cookies...maybe with chocolate chips? MMMM THANKS!
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@ctinabina (386)
• United States
13 Feb 07
How about making your own granola with them? I just saw a recipe in the Frugal Living interest. Granola is usually so expensive at the store. But you can make it yourself really easily. Especially with delicious additions like dried cherries. Mmmm!
• United States
15 Feb 07
yumm....thanks! I love granola. I am going to attempt to make granola bars with these too!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
13 Feb 07
How about putting them in oatmeal or in oatmeal cookies. You could make your own tail mix or add them to cereals. I like adding them to busquick buscuits, I make it the usual way according to the box and add a 1/4 cup sugar. Also you can put them in some water with a little sugar and heat them till they are soft. Then cool and put on top of ice cream. If you are feeling really generous you could chop some up and add them to your bird feeders..the birds just love them...hehehe
• United States
15 Feb 07
I am going to try cooking them a bit...boy that would be good on ice cream...thanks!
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
13 Feb 07
How long will they last in the dry stage? Can you vacuum pack them in something until you want to use them or can you freeze them? Not sure how you keep them from going bad, if they even do go bad. If they last indefinitely then you can just take your time and use them when it strikes your fancy.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I think they will last as long as raisins....I put a bunch in a ziplock bag and stuck it in the freezer.
• United States
15 Feb 07
You can use them in cookies, bread (wonderful for breakfast), trail mix or a chex cereal mix. I have used them in muffins and even a few in stuffing. They can be used to top ice cream or in a fruit salad or even on top of a lettuce salad. You can use them in a fruit chutney or in a glaze for ham or turkey. Freeze what you cannot use right now and you can enjoy them for months. :)
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• Philippines
19 Feb 07
i used them in making my own muesli. dry bake some whole rolled oats, add in wheat germ, dried figs, nuts and the dried cherries. a very healthy treat
@sj_chaudhry (1538)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
you cn put them in muffins, in fruit cakes or just make cakes with dreid barries. you can also make jam with it. also use it as a sprinkler over your breakfast cereals. also put them in making any fruit pies.