Dried cherries are dried, stoned, sweet or sour cherries. Dried sweet cherries often contain concentrated apple and cherry juice, which makes them taste more intense.
Store sealed in a cool, dark place.
Dried cherries can be semi-dried and succulent, or dried and in need of soaking before use. Both are delicious and should be treated like a slightly more acidic dried vine fruit. Use both sweet and sour dried cherries in home-made muesli mixes, muffins and rolled oat ‘energy’ bars.
Add dried cherries to winter fruit salads and compotes, or use in place of sultanas or raisins in baked fruit puddings such as apple pie or peach cobbler. They also taste good mixed with dried blueberries and dried cranberries, as well as white chocolate.
Article by Sybil Kapoor
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