More often than not, cherries don't make their way much further than our kitchen sink before they're completely nibbled and noshed. And if they do happen to get squired off for a special occasion, it's usually one that requires only the most minimal of dressing up... as they are so naturally sweet and delicious on their very own.
Recently, I did put a good batch of sweet cherries aside to create my take on cherry pie for Stemilt Growers... a Rustic Cherry Pizza Pie. It's a simple crostata-like pizza that's layered with a little crumb made with almond meal, fig jam and granola, then topped with fresh, glazed Stemilt cherries.
It's a delicious, fun and casual approach to "pie." And the recipe (which can be grabbed by clicking over to The Stem) results in a bit of leftover glazed cherries that are de-li-SHUSH on just about anything you might pile into a bowl. Here... old fashioned oats are laced with brown sugar and cinnamon, then topped with a few spoonfuls of drippy, glazed cherries and a drizzle of almond milk.
They are simply fresh Stemilt cherries that have taken a little spin in some melted fig jam and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Piled atop a dessert pizza... or on some morning fare... they glisten with goodness. Take a peek at The Stem for complete details.
Disclaimer: While I am being compensated by Stemilt Growers as a guest contributor to The Stem, the views and opinions expressed are my own.