Door County Cherry Recipes

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

May 2016 Door County Cherry Recipes

Spinach Salad with Cherries

Cherries add a special touch to salads.
Makes 4 servings

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

5 cups cleaned torn spinach leaves, stems removed
1 cup bite-size fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
Crumbled feta cheese, optional

For the dressing, combine oil, vinegar, honey and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well.

For the salad, combine spinach, pineapple, cherries and onion in a large salad bowl. Spoon dressing over spinach mixture; mix to coat salad with dressing. Serve topped with feta cheese, if desired.

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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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