Michigan cherry gifts for the holidays

There’s still time to get that last minute cherry gift out to a loved one for Christmas. If you place an order by noon on December 21st, we can get it packed up and shipped for arrival within the U.S. by Thursday the 24th. The “Party Pleaser” (featuring chocolate covered dried cherries and our new […]

Take the Cherry Challenge Answers

Take the Cherry Challenge (page 60 of the September 2009 issue of Prevention magazine or see our 8/25 blog post) then scroll down to check your answers. Answers: 1-C:  Melatonin is a naturally occurring antioxidant in Tart Cherries that helps maintain normal sleep patterns. Tart cherries are one of the few known food sources of […]

Double Cherry Pie

1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cans (16 ounces each) tart cherries 1 cup dried cherries 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional Favorite pastry for two-crust pie Preheat the oven to 400F. Filling: In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of […]

Cherry Banana Bread

3/4 cup sugar 1/2 stick margarine 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas 1 cup drained, pitted & cut up sour cherries 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking soda Cream sugar & margarine. Add eggs, cherries & bananas. Mix dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Bake in two 9″ x […]

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

2 cups cubed cooked chicken ½ cup dried tart cherries 3 green onions, sliced ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Lettuce leaves Chopped fresh parsley 2 to 4 croissants Combine chicken, cherries and onions in a large bowl; mix well. In another bowl, combine […]

Cherry-Glazed Baked Chicken

1 can (16-ounce) pitted dark sweet cherries 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons hot mustard 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup dried tart cherries 6 (6 1/2 ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves […]

Cherry Zucchini Bread

2 eggs 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup shredded unpeeled zucchini 1/4 cup water 2/3 cup dried tart cherries 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons baking powder Put eggs in a […]

Sour Cherry-Pecan Biscotti

This recipe makes 72 biscotti Ingredients 2 cups King Orchards dried tart cherries 1/4 cup orange juice hot water 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 pinch salt 3 large eggs 1 cup chopped pecans powdered sugar, for rolling Cooking Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to […]

Tart Cherry Sauce

1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 cups pitted tart cherries 2 tbsp. margarine Mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pitted cherries. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat & add margarine. Stir well. Serve over ice cream, cake or cheese cake. Keep refrigerated.

Summertime, and the Pickin’ is Easy

Bring the whole family to the orchard for a fun, affordable day trip they won’t soon forget! Our trees are all specially trimmed so the cherries are accessible, even for small children. Pick your own tart cherries: You can pick your own tart cherries in season right from the tree and we will wash them […]