I love cherries. I will take them in just about any form I can get them. Roasted Cherries are definitely one of my favorites! They are simple to make, you can make them in big batches, and store in the fridge for up to a week. Plus, roasting them is a really great way to save cherries that have gone a little past prime in their short life!
Preparing the cherries
You will need to wash you cherries, remove the stems and pit them. I don’t have a cherry pitter, so I cut mine in half and remove the pits. It is a little time consuming, but worth it.
Getting ready to bake
Now, this is how simple they are. Take you cherries, add sugar and a little cornstarch. Mix and bake. That’s it!
The cornstarch isn’t necessary, but I love my cherries a little thicker.
Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can spread on a baking sheet without the parchment, but clean up is so simple with it!
The finished roasted cherries
Bake until the cherries have released they juices and are nice and bubbly.
Ways to use your roasted cherries
I served these cherries over vanilla ice cream. Tillamook is a personal favorite, but you can use any flavor you like. I also like them over chocolate ice cream, because chocolate and cherries are just the best!
These are perfect over yogurt for breakfast, mixed with granola, served on toast, cookies, tarts etc. It is versatile!
If you don’t use the cornstarch, the roasted cherries are still so delicious, just not as thick.
But, I love the thickness though, so I always use the cornstarch!
I also threw in some dark chocolate chips. I just can’t resist!
Looking for another cherry dessert? Tis the season, right? How about this blueberry and cherry galette?
- 2 cups cherries, washed and pitted
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons cornstarch optional, but will give you thicker roasted cherries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.Combine the cherries, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well until the cherries are well coated and everything is mixed in. Place cherries on the baking sheet, spread.Bake for about 7-15 minutes. The cherries will soften and release their juices. If you have used the cornstarch, they will be slightly thick.Remove from oven and allow to cool. Use as desired. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!