Door County Cherry Recipes

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

July 2015 Door County Cherry Recipes

Zesty Cherry Stuffed Burgers

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano OR 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Onion rolls, if desired

Cherry Recipe Instructions:

Prepare charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking. Cook over medium coals or heat.

Combine Blue cheese, cherries, honey mustard, green onion and oregano; mix well. Divide ground beef into 4 even portions. Shape each into a ball. Make a deep indentation with thumb into one of the portions. Fill with 2 tablespoons Blue cheese mixture. Close the beef over the filling and shape into a patty about 1/2 inch thick. Repeat with remaining beef.

Grill over medium direct heat approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. Top each burger with 1 tablespoon Blue cheese mixture during last minute of cooking. Serve on sliced onion rolls.

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Firecracker Salsa

This spicy mixture wows traditional salsa lovers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 chopped jalapeno peppers, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice

Cherry Recipe Instructions:

Combine dried cherries, cherry preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Microwave on high (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes

Stir in red onions, yellow bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate, covered 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Serve with grilled swordfish or tuna. It's also excellent as a topping for hamburgers.

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Cherry S'mores

This is a gooey treat for kids of all ages.
Makes 6 servings

  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 graham cracker squares (2 1/2 inches each)

Cherry Recipe Instructions:

Combine marshmallow creme, cherries and chocolate morsels; mix well. Place 6 of the graham crackers on a microwave safe plate. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of marshmallow mixture on each cracker. Top with remaining crackers.

Microwave, uncovered, on high (100% power) 30 to 45 seconds, or until marshmallow mixture is soft and warm.

Note: To prepare in a conventional oven, place 6 of the graham crackers in an ovenproof baking dish. Proceed as above. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 2 to 3 minutes, or until marshmallow mixture is soft and warm.

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