In addition to being consumed fresh, Cherries can be frozen or dried, made into sauces and desserts such as cherry pie and cobbler. Cherries can be incorporated into savory dishes as well.
To TryButter Lettuce, Chicken and Cherry Salad
Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Almonds
Cucumber and Cherry Salad
Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam
Pitting cherries so the fruit remains whole is child's play with the OXO Cherry & Olive Pitter. Constructed of rugged zinc with a nonslip Santoprene overcoat, the pitter features a splatter guard to keep juice from spraying the unsuspecting cook. ($13, Williams-Sonoma)