“If I can beat the birds to our cherry tree, I'll make this luscious pie. Otherwise, strawberries or blueberries can be substituted. It's especially good served warm with vanilla bean ice cream." —Betty Wingo, Marshall, Arkansas
Berry Lovely: Sour Cherry-Pistachio Mousse Cakes... Sour cherries are very precious, because their season is rather short and they spoil quickly if not picked in time. But the good thing is that they are perfect for canning and that way can be used as cake filling or fruit compote all year round... (makes six to eight 8-cm/3-inch round cakes)
Its our tradition to go cherry picking on Fathers Day weekend. Not sure how it started but ever since Imogen was born, there we've been, filling buckets and eating sour cherries by the handful. This year I actually beat the birds to our cherries upstate so we need not go any farther than our own backyard. Apparently its a stellar year for cherries (a dry spring) so get out your cherry recipes because its game on! Happy Father's Day!