15 Cherry Recipes Any President Would Love!

15 Cherry Recipes Any President Would Love| BoulderLocavore.com

This Monday, on the tail end of a festive week kicking off Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and the return of The Walking Dead, lies Presidents Day.  I feel it risks being overlooked in the wake of much more festive holidays, though it is the reason for a long weekend from school and work so bears a nod at least. Today I’m celebrating by sharing 15 Cherry Recipes Any President Would Love.

Presidents Day honors the birthday of George Washington, the first President of the United States, though his actual birthday is on February 22.  The recognition of his birthday has been awarded with a rolling national holiday celebrated the third Monday in February annually.  Abraham Lincoln’s (16th President) birthday is February 12th so in my mind it’s a group celebration.

We’ve all heard the story about George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, right?  If not, you can read more about it here since I dove in to learn more when making a Cherry Bounce recipe in honor of his birthday in the early days of Boulder Locavore.  I won’t disclose any spoilers but suffice it to say it seemed a good time to share an entire collection of cherry recipes covering sweet, savory and drinks too.  There have been many such recipes over the years on Boulder Locavore so thank you, George Washington, for prompting a roundup of them!

President’s Birthday Cherry Pie:  A good old fashioned Cherry Pie.  One looks says it all.  This one is gluten free but it can easily be made in a gluten version too.

The Best President's Birthday Cherry Pie | BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Bounce A delicious homemade liqueur dating back to George Washington; cherries, bourbon and sugar, mixed and left to side for up to three months.  Believe me, it’s worth the wait!

Cherry Bounce Recipe. A simple, homemade cordial recipe dating back to George Washington. So good it might make anyone chop down a cherry tree to make it! | BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Bars: Simple, scrumptious, chewy bars filled with, you guessed it, cherries!

Cherry Bars recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Strawberry Custard Pie {clafoutis}:  A luscious custard pie (crustless) with loads of strawberries and cherries.  To the French, a clafoutis. A rustic dessert that is easy to make but out of the ordinary.

Cherry-Strawberry Custard Pie clafoutis recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Slow Cooker Cherry Spice Cake Cobbler: I feel quite confident were slow cookers around in the 1700’s George would have been begging Martha to make this easy cobbler version.  Everything is done in the slow cooker.  It DOES require you stir it once.  That’s not too much to ask, is it?!

Slow Cooker Cherry Spice Cake Cobbler - BoulderLocavore.com

No Bake Vanilla Bean Pots de Creme with Fresh Cherry Sauce:  Creamy pudding bursting with vanilla flavor topped with a fresh cherry sauce.  Don’t serve it to guests though.  They’ll be knocking on your door every night after hoping you might be serving it again.

No Bake Vanilla Bean Pots de Creme with fresh Cherry Sauce in French Metro cups recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie:  This frozen pie is a marshmallow filling pie flavored with cherry chocolate (bar) turned into chips.  It’s fresh flavor make it a great choice all year round.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Bone-In Spiral-Cut Ham:  Sweet, salty and spicy meet in a trifecta of flavors great for a rustic weekend dinner or for a holiday main dish.

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Bone in Spiral Cut Ham recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Brined Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Rhubarb-Cherry Port Sauce:  I almost can’t imagine any additional words to describe the perfection of this dish.  Succulent pork with an out-of-this-world ‘mouth feel’.  The sweet, sophisticated sauce is the finishing touch.

Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Rhubarb-Cherry Port Sauce recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Bourbon Orange Soda Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream Floats:  Who says ice cream floats are only for kids?  A boozy cocktail-meets-dessert recipe you’ll love.  I think George Washington would have too.

Bourbon Orange Soda Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Float recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Cola Milkshake:  Vanilla ice cream, fresh cherry-lime syrup, and Coke in a milkshake.  President or not, you’ll be smitten.

Cherry Cola Milkshake recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Blueberry Cloud Pie: Based on a vintage recipe this creamy pie is loaded with cherries and blueberries on top.  It’s unlike any other pie you’ve had and could not be more patriotic in appearance.

Cherry Blueberry Cloud Pie recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Pound Cake Bread Pudding:  Delicious cherry pound cake is transformed into a rich bread pudding as perfect for Valentine’s Day as it is to celebrate a President.

Cherry Pound Cake Bread Pudding Valentines Day recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Fall Spiced Pear and Cherry Crepes: These light and exotically spiced crepes are a wonderful dessert option which can be made gluten-free or with gluten flour.  They add a cozy end to any meal.

Fall Spiced Pear and Cherry Crepes recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Sour Cream Cherry Cake:   I discovered this vintage cake recipe from the 1930s in a pack of recipes I purchased on eBay.  It has been reworked to be a full ‘from scratch’ cake with a creamy filling with cherries in addition to a whipped cream frosting.  Simple and charming.

Sour Cream Cherry Cake recipe - BoulderLocavore.com_




  1. Pam says

    There used to be a restaurant in town that made the best cherry milkshakes. That cherry cola milkshake sounds like it would be really close. I need to try to make it.

    • says

      I clearly do too because I was shocked at how many I had when I did this round up! I capped it at recipes that had ‘cherry’ in the title. There are still more if you can believe it!

  2. Janell @ Saving You Dinero says

    I love cherries but my kids don’t like them very much. I bet they would love some of these recipes.

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