Enjoy These Cherry Recipes After You Pick Your Own!

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After you pick your own cherries, it’s fun to take them home and enjoy them! Our cherries here at Parlee Farms are sweet and delicious just for snacking. We actually have seven different varieties here, and each of them has their own special charm. They can also be enjoyed in recipes. Here are some easy recipes you can try at home:

Cherry Mojito Recipe

Mojitos are a favorite summer cocktail because they are so light and refreshing. A classic mojito is usually made with mint, sugar syrup, and lime juice. Our version adds cherries to the classic recipe to give it a fun twist. This recipe makes 1 cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1 cup ice
  • Fresh lime wedge to garnish

Instructions:

Add the cherries, lime juice, mint leaves white rum and simple syrup  white rum, and simple syrup to a glass and crush with a muddler. Stir in club soda and add the ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cherry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Did you know that cherries taste great in a grilled cheese sandwich? Wash this sandwich down with a cherry mojito and you will have the perfect Saturday lunch!

Ingredients:

The ingredients listed are for one sandwich. You can easily adapt this depending on how many sandwiches you want to make!

  • 2 thick slices of bread of choice
  • Room temperature butter
  • 2 slices meltable cheese of choice (like cheddar, Swiss, or American)
  • 4 cherries, pitted and sliced

Instructions:

Butter each slice of bread on both sides. Add a slice of cheese to one piece of bread. Arrange cherries in a single layer. Add the second slice of cheese and the other slice of bread.

Heat a skillet to medium for a minute or two. Spray with cooking spray or add a pat of butter. Add the assembled sandwich and cook until light golden brown on the side that is touching the pan. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Flip the sandwich, being careful not to disturb the sandwich (the cheese may not be fully melted and the sandwich may come apart if you aren’t careful flipping). Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until that side is a light golden brown color.

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