Tasty Monthly Cherry Recipes
Every month we will showcase new seasonal recipes featuring Wisconsin cherries. You can also view an archive of our past recipes.
This month's recipes include Cherry Good Cake and Cherry Chicken Fajitas.
Cherry Good Cake
Makes 10 servings
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (20-ounce can) light cherry pie filling
Stir together flour, wheat germ and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until pieces are peas size.
Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture for topping. Stir baking powder and baking soda into remaining flower mixture. Add buttermilk, egg substitute and vanilla. Stir just until moistened.
Spray a 12x8x2 inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread batter in baking dish. Spread cherry pie filling over batter. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooded toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.
Cherry Chicken Fajitas
A south-of-the-border treat with a tangy twist
- 2 cups individually quick frozen red tart cherries
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 8 flour tortillas
Thaw cherries and corn, drain well. Cut chicken into strips; saute in a large skillet coated with nonstick spray.
In another skillet, coated with nonstick spray, cook cherries and corn until hot, draining well after cooking.
For each fajita, spread 2 teaspoons sour cream on one-half of each tortilla. Divide lettuce, cheese, chicken and cherry-corn mixture into eighths. Put a portion of each on each tortilla. Roll tortilla into a cylinder. Serve immediately.