10 sweet and savory reasons to eat more cherries
Cherries are one of the most versatile red fruits out there. They're tasty on their own, baked in a clafoutis or stewed in a sauce, for example. Here are 10 sweet and savory recipes that prove you could use some more cherries in your life!
Cherry tarts are without a doubt one of the most popular summer desserts. To make this gourmet creation: Heat 4 3/4 cups pitted cherries with 1/2 cup sugar, stirring to combine. Place a store-bought pie pastry crust into your baking tin, add 3 beaten eggs with 3/4 cup light cream and 3/8 cup sugar. Top with the warm cherries, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350° F. For that little extra something, add 1/2 cup ground almonds to the cream preparation. Serve warm. You can also use individual baking tins to make tartlets.
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These Spanish empanadas are little hot pockets of delicious!
- 2.25 Cups of flour
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 3 Tsp. of lard
- 1/5 Cup of warm water
- 5 Tsp. of olive oil
- 1 Onion, minced
- 1/2 pound of ground beef
- Salt and pepper, to season
- 1 Tsp. of chili powder
- 1 Tsp. of cumin
- 2 Garlic cloves, diced
- 1 Can of diced tomatoes
- In a bowl, combine the flour, beaten egg, lard, warm water, and olive oil, and mix thoroughly.
- In a hot pan, pour a little olive oil and sautée the onions, until tender. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic and diced tomatoes. Cook until beef is no longer pink, and the flavors have incorporated well.
- Roll out the empanada dough, and cut out circles with a ramekin.
- Cover a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper, and place the dough circles on top.
- Fill with meat mixture, fold in half and press with the edge of a fork. Brush with egg yolk to glaze.
- Cook at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
- Remove from oven... and enjoy!