Recipes Using Cherries

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July 29, 2011
Good CherriesPerfect for hot summer days.


  • 1 (regular size) can chunk pineapple, drained
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
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  • 1 lb. bing cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup salad dressing (Miracle Whip or Kraft Dressing, mayo could also be used)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • seasoned salt, to taste


In large bowl, combine chicken, celery, onions, seasoned salt, and pepper and toss lightly. Add cherries and pineapple and mix lightly.

In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, sour cream, milk, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture and stir lightly.

Refrigerate for several hours. Enjoy this delicious salad. It is so yummy.

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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August 12, 2011

I know it sounds crazy to buy two jars of maraschino cherries just for the juice but you can garnish this beverage with some of those cherries and use the rest to make cherry cobbler, make cherry cookies, use in fruit salads, or dehydrate for snacks.

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February 20, 2009

I really enjoy a cherry coke now and then. It is not always available and I don't want to buy a big 2 liter or a six pack. How can I get the cherry flavor?

Big Sis from Cocoa Beach, FL


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February 20, 20090 found this helpful

Purchase a jar of marischino cherries save the juice and add it to a glass of coke. I never tried it myself, but you might discover that it's delicious.

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February 20, 20090 found this helpful

In the summer ( yea, its a while aways), buy some Cherry sno cone syrup. They sale different flavors of it at walmart, you might want to check they may have it year round I don't know.


Look in the coffee section, they have several different coffee flavorings. I don't know if they will have cherry or not, but you can check.

Maybe you could buy a 12 pack of cans and just store them out of the way until you desire a cherry coke. That way you aren't buying an abundance of soda that you wont drink all of. If you shop online, explore the options!

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February 20, 20090 found this helpful

You can buy Marschino syrup (which is what they used to make cherry cokes at the old soda fountains). You should be able to find it where they sell the ingredients for mixed drinks at the grocer, or possibly with the ice cream toppings.


You can make homemade snow cone syrup with 1 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid boiled briefly with 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar. This is a different flavor of cherry, though, so you will have to try both and see which you like better. Won't that be an unpleasant task !!

(BTW--store the homemade syrup in the fridge.)

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By Paula Jo C. in Mebane, NC (Guest Post)
February 20, 20090 found this helpful

Maraschino cherry syrup is all and very little of it to make a wonderful cherry coke. I have tried "it" & as I wrote "IT" takes very little cherry juice to make a cherry coke. Good Luck & use the left over cherries for banana spits, the family & you will love.

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February 20, 20090 found this helpful

If you don't want to buy the jar of cherries, you can just buy a bottle of grenadine, which is just the cherry syrup. We use it for Shirley Temples here- Sprite and grenadine- Mmmm!!


It's sold in the same aisle at the grocery store as regular mixers, like bloody mary or margarita mix.

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February 21, 20090 found this helpful

The best Cherry flavor is Almond Flavoring, but be careful not to use too much. : )

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By Hannah (Guest Post)
February 21, 20090 found this helpful

Grenadine works great. Also all varieties of Torani flavoring syrups are great in soda. You can make vanilla coke, raspberry, use your imagination!

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By Shelly (Guest Post)
February 22, 20090 found this helpful

Grenadine syrup is made from pomegranite juice, not cherries! To make a cherry coke, add some marichino cherry juice to your drink to suit your taste. That's it!

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July 22, 2011

I know from reading this forum that there are a lot of resourceful people. I have 3 pounds of sweet red cherries that I purchased that were left in the fridge. They are not spoiled, but I would not want to eat them.

Can anybody please give me some simple ideas of using them? (simple being very important).

By Chris A.


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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

You don't want to eat them as is, but have you thought of using the cherries for making preserves? They will be cooked up, but you need to take the pits out of them first.

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

How about using them for pie filling? You can freeze them in pie portions.

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

I wash the fruit,cut and remove the seed.I had equal parts of sugar and fruit and 2 tablespoon of lemon juice.Let the sugar dissolve and heat through,cool and freeze.You can use for tarts,cup cakes and add to plain yogurt,as a dessert,


its yummy.

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July 25, 20110 found this helpful

I don't have an idea for the use of the cherries. But I do have an easy way to pit them. If you have a vegetable peeler that has the rounded, slightly curved end you can flick the seeds out as fast as you can pick the cherries up. Just puncture the cherry through the stem end and pull the seed out. I have tried several methods and this has proved to be the fastest and easiest. Hope this helps.

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July 27, 20110 found this helpful

You could pit them, coarsely chop them in a food processor and add to things like oatmeal, banana bread, etc. Or you could cook them with a little sugar and lemon juice for ice cream topping.


If you don't know what you want to do with them, pack into a freezer bag, label it and save for when you know how you want to use them this winter.

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January 18, 2015

A delicious, rich candy can be made with maraschino cherries dipped in chocolate. This is a page about making chocolate covered cherries.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

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