Cherry Season: Cooking and Holding the Perfect Dishes

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Here in North America, fresh cherries are available at only limited times of the year. During late spring and early summer, the fruit is at its peak. That's the perfect time to cook delicious hot dishes featuring the tart sweetness of this seasonal gem. 

Hot Cherry Dishes to Cook and Hold

While most people associate cherries with desserts, there are definitely good savory entree options. One is Cherry Chipotle Chili. Packed with protein and bursting with flavor, a bowl of this chili will pair well with crispy toasted tortillas.

Another good option for a main dish featuring our favorite spring fruit is this Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa. Sweet, sour, and savory come together in one delicious meal. Served with sides of rice, potatoes, or fresh vegetables, this one's certain to become a seasonal favorite.

Those who love breakfast (or just love breakfast foods) will enjoy these Cherry Cheese Blintzes. The prep time is short and the active cooking time even shorter; however, you must allow time for the ingredients to chill in between. Make your plans accordingly.

For a simple and delicious dessert starring seasonal cherries, look no further than this Classic Sour Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust. While the lattice work in the crust is certainly optional, using fresh, whole-pitted sour cherries is not. No canned fillings here! This is the real deal. 

For something a bit heartier, consider Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits. Embellished with almonds and brown sugar, the sweet notes offset the tart flavors of the cherry. We can't think of a better way to fill your hot food holding cabinets this summer.

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Here at Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc., we have spent the last thirty years providing high-quality food warmers for commercial, industrial, and institutional kitchens. To hear more about our hot food holding cabinets, or to chat about anything else, feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

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