Fruit tastes best when it's in season and right now is the perfect time to enjoy plump, juicy, sweet cherries. They taste amazing on their own - why not buy a punnet to take on a picnic or you could serve them for dessert with vanilla ice cream.
Cherries also taste amazing paired with different flavours. The sweet bitesize nibbles are perfect for adding pops of flavour to bakes and tarts, when cooked they can add a sweet tang to very savoury lamb, and they are delicious served with rich cream in profiteroles and other creamy desserts.
Here are some of our all-time favourite cherry recipes, from delicious breakfast pastries to special occasion profiteroles, which make the most of the summer fruit in all its glory.
Chicken & cherry salad
This simple summer salad not only looks pretty as a picture on a plate with pops of red cherries and bright green leaves, but also tastes amazing with leftover roast chicken, crunchy cucumber, crisp croutons and little hits of sweetness.
Chicken & cherry traybake
Cherries combine brilliantly with Chinese-inspired flavours in this easy-to-make, big-on-taste dish. We think this would taste pretty great with duck breasts as well...
Lamb topped with cherry sauce
Tart cherries compliment the rich meat in this lamb with cherry sauce recipe. You can even use frozen cherries to whip this crowd-pleasing dish up, no matter the season.
Briony Williams’ cherry Arctic roll
This cherry Arctic roll is the perfect retro, summery dessert for whipping out after a barbecue. Ideal for those hot summer Alfresco lunches!
Cherries and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven, and we can't get enough of it in this classic French dessert. Fresh cherries with whipped cream, pillowy profiteroles and drizzles of dark chocolate makes for an incredible summer dinner party dessert.
Cherry lattice pie
Serving up an American themed BBQ? Impress your guests with this pretty, lattice-topped classic American pie for dessert. A dollop of ice cream on the side wouldn't go amiss...
Cherry & pistachio pastries
Cherries and nuts go together perfectly, and these easy pastries (made with ready made pastry) mix pistachios and marzipan with our favourite summer fruit. So impress your family or guests this weekend with some delicious cherry pastries warm from the oven with a cup of coffee as a lazy Sunday breakfast.
Cherry Bakewell slices
This classic recipe, which takes us back to our childhood, makes 12 sweet treats perfect for taking on a picnic or for enjoying at afteroon tea.
Pancakes & cherry sauce
Adding cherry brandy to fresh cherries and cherry juice makes a delicious, smooth and boozy sauce to serve with homemade pancakes and ice cream. There's nothing much else to say other than, 'Mmmmm'.
Cherry cola float
This retro classic makes an irresistible treat on a hot summer day. Serve this all-American cherry, ice cream and cola combination for dessert after a proper BBQ.