Door County Cherry Recipes

Every month the Wisconsin Cherry Growers will showcase new seasonal recipes featuring Door County cherries.

April 2016 Door County Cherry Recipes

Upside-Down Meat Loaf

Makes 3-4 servings

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups red tart cherries & juice
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 extra large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

Sprinkle the brown sugar in a greased loaf pan. Put the cherries and cornstarch in a pan and cook until thickened. Pour this mixture over brown sugar.

Combine all other ingredients in bowl and mix well. Put this mixture on top of the cherries.

Bake at 350 degree for 1 1/4 hour. Turn the meat loaf upside down on a serving platter.

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March 2016 Door County Cherry Recipes

Cherry Crab Spread

Crabmeat impresses guests and cherries provide pizzazz.
Makes 2 Cups

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 can (7 ounces) crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried tart cherries
  • Chopped fresh parsley or sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until fluffy. Add crabmeat, green onions, seasoned salt and garlic powder; mix well. Stir in cherries. Let chill. Garnish with parsley or green onions, if desired. Serve with crackers.

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