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roasted cherries just out of the oven! Cherries are on a gold baking sheet, overhead shot.
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Roasted Cherries

Roasting cherries caramelizes their sugar for greater depth of flavor! It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be made sweet or savory style!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: Californian
Servings: 6
Author: Daniela Gerson


  • 1 pint fresh cherries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water or a dessert liquor


  • Preheat oven 450 degrees F.
  • Place whole, unpitted cherries, in small pan or baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the salt, sugar and liquid of your choice.
  • Place in the oven and roasted until the cherries start to release their juices and the sugar melts and begins to carmelize, about 15 min.


  • When possible, buy local and organic cherries directly from a farm or farmers market. Use any variety of the cherry rainbow! 
  • No need to pit before roasting! But if you’d like to, a cherry pitter is worth the investment.
  •  Roasted cherries will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
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