Friday, July 24, 2015

Lime-And-Mint Macerated Cherries


A delicious way to enjoy fresh cherries.  Fresh cherries are pitted, tossed with some lime zest, lime juice, sugar, fresh mint, and some kosher salt.  They are chilled for about 1 hour and then spooned over some ricotta cheese.  MMM - fantastic.  A delicious combination of fresh cherry flavor with a hint of lime and the cooling taste of mint.

I spooned they cherries also over some Greek yogurt, ice cream,   a piece of pound cake.  Everything tasted delicious with these cherries.  I loved them - a very tasty way to enjoy fresh cherries:)






Lime-And-Mint Macerated Cherries
From Southern Living Magazine - July 2015


Ingredients
1 pound fresh cherries, pitted
1 tablespoon firmly packed lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Ricotta cheese

Preparation
1. Cut half of cherries in half crosswise. Place whole cherries and cherry halves in a large bowl; add zest and next 4 ingredients, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.


2. Remove cherries from refrigerator, and let stand 10 minutes. Spoon over ricotta cheese, and serve immediately.


Serves 6- 8






5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This sounds great, Geraldine! I love love cherries and am adding this to my must try list. It has to be delicious with the cheese.

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  2. I love cherries Geraldine and yours look beautiful and delicious!

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  3. I love cherries Geraldine and yours look beautiful and delicious!

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  4. I love cherries Geraldine and yours look beautiful and delicious!

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  5. I have never made macerated cherries. This sounds really amazing.

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