British Cherries: Ripe For The Picking

British Cherries: Ripe For The Picking

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From mid-June to late July, British supermarket shelves are always fully stocked with fresh and ripe cherries. Britain produces only 5% of the cherries consumed domestically, so what better time to celebrate this flavourful pit fruit than during its peak season?

This year, Britain’s National Cherry Day falls on July 16th, and FoodLovers Britain has launched a nationwide campaign to help further our appreciation for homegrown cherries. On the CherryAid website you'll find information about places to buy fresh English cherries or pick your own, cherry orchards that are open to the public, cherry recipes and much more.

There are many ways to enjoy the best of British cherries, and here are a few stunning recipes worth trying.

Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles (from Bakers Royale)

Sour Cherry Almond Muffins (from Keep It Simple Foods)

Cherry Sour Cream Pie (from Elise's Kitchen)

Royal Cherry Cakes (from Palachinka Blog)

Sweet Cherry Yogurt Popsicles (from Dine & Dish)

Irrisistible Fresh Cherry-Dark Chocolate Ice cream (from Sugar & Spice by Celeste)

Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting (from Eat Run Read)

Cherry Almond Clafoutis (from Use Real Butter)

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