Roasted Cherries are absolutely magical! Sprinkle cherries with a little sugar, roast them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, and Wow! They come out shiny and glistening and gorgeous! Their flavor intensifies and they have just the right amount of syrupiness. Enjoy Roasted Cherries spooned over ice cream, cheesecake, crepes, or yogurt.
Pit the cherries and put into a baking dish. Don't use a baking dish that is too big or the syrup will dry out and burn. I like a light colored dish to see the color of the syrup. You don't want it to brown. Sprinkle with sugar. I've used raw sugar, but any type of sugar or even honey will do. The amount of sugar used is up to you, depending on how sweet or sour your cherries are and what you want to serve the Roasted Cherries with. I use 1 tablespoon of sugar because I like my cherries a bit tart - my family usually disagrees with me on this. You should see their faces when I make Raspberry Pie to my own liking 🙂
Roast the cherries for 10 to 15 minutes. The cherries will release some of their juices, which will thicken slightly and make a lovely sauce.
The Roasted Cherries come out absolutely gorgeous! So brilliant and shiny!
Try Roasted Cherries spooned over Greek yogurt sprinkled with granola or as delicious topping for cheesecake, ice cream, or crepes.
- 1 lb cherries, pitted
- 1-2 tablespoons raw sugar (or to taste)
- pinch of salt
- Put cherries in a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar and a pinch of salt.
- Bake in a 400 degree F preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes until juices have released and start to become. Watch carefully that the juices don't burn.
- As all ovens heat differently, judge the doneness by how the cherries look, not the time.
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Thanks so much, Kelli!
Made these cherries this weekend and they were awesome! Thanks for sharing!
So glad you liked them, MJ! Thanks so much!
Are these tart, pie cherries or sweet Bing cherries?
I used sweet bing cherries as they are the easiest to find fresh in my local market.