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    What can you make using dried cherries

    I have been given 5 bags of dried cherries. What can I make with them?

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    There are a great many ideas and recipes if you put your title into google. Some of them look pretty good.
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    ​Use them in place of any recipe calling for raisins, crasins or similar.

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    I love dried cherries. They are wonderful in salads, even in chicken salad. They are good in muffins or quick bread. They can be used in cookies or other recipes calling for dried fruit like raisins or dried cranberries. They are so full of flavor. Also, they are my dog's favorite treat used only for very special rewards.

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    I just eat them straight out of the package.

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    You can find all kinds of recipes on Pinterest.
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    Lucky you!!

    Take a boneless pork loin roast and split almost all the way thru. Lay flat and pound with a mallet or wine bottle (empty of course ) Make some stuffing using your favourite recipe and add the dried cherries. Mound the stuffing on one half of the loin roast. Pull the other half over to enclose the stuffing and tie using butchers string. Rub the loin all over with olive oil and roast as usual. Yummmm

    You can also make a sweet stuffing using onions, celery, apples, and a selection of dried fruit but we found we prefer some dried fruit added to our regular sage and onion stuffing.
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    I am so jealous, I love dried cherries. I bake bread with them. Make a slightly sweet yeast bread. I add chopped cherries, apricots and dried blueberries. Also about 1 tsp of chai seasoning.

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    They are excellent in scones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craft View Post
    I have been given 5 bags of dried cherries. What can I make with them?
    They are our favorite treatment for combating Gout. I buy them by the pound at the health food store, about $13.75 per lb. As someone else said, substitute them for raisins, very good in home made granola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Lucky you!!

    Lay flat and pound with a mallet or wine bottle (empty of course )

    You can also make a sweet stuffing using onions, celery, apples, and a selection of dried fruit but we found we prefer some dried fruit added to our regular sage and onion stuffing.
    I think I'd like to eat at your house! For years, and before I bought a metal mallet for tenderizing meat, I used the edge of a thick saucer turned on it's side, to pound meat. That was so many years ago that I do not recall where I learned it. In those days, I often took advice from the newspaper column "Hints From Heloise."

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    I love dried cherries! Use them in anything you would use craisens or raisins. Great in any salad, muffin or cookie. Also make great sauce for pork chops or ham. Throw them in a ranch turkey wrap.

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    I put some in my divinity candy a couple weeks ago, also you can make up some jam.
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    We like to mix them with halved cashews and eat it as a snack by the handful. The sweet/salty/crunchy/soft thing is music for the mouth.

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    We love them all the ways above and I also add them to oatmeal which I eat almost every morning! Use them like any dried fruits and eat them like candy.
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    They are good in slow cooked oatmeal too.

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