Cherry preserves are a wonderful addition to so many things. They can be used to top pies, pastries, ice cream, and even in cocktails. You can also make savory dishes with them like soups, sauces, and stews.
If you’re looking for a delicious way to use your cherry preserves, then you’ve come to the right place.
From muffins to scones to cheesecake, we have a recipe for everyone.
So without further ado: here are 9 delicious recipes using cherry preserves.
9 Delicious Recipes Using Cherry Preserves
Who doesn’t love preserves?
They’re sweet, they go with everything, and they have a way of making life seem like it’s at the peak of summertime.
But we’re not here to wax poetic about preserves.
We’re here to talk about CHERRY preserves!
Below are 9 delicious recipes you can use cherry preserves:
1. Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream
Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream is super easy to make, you just need an ice cream maker, some cherry preserves, a chocolate bar, and some milk.
- Put your ice cream maker in the freezer for about 24 hours before you use it.
- Put the milk, cherry preserves, and chocolate in a bowl and mix well.
- Pour it into your ice cream maker and let that baby churn!
- Once it’s done (it’ll take about 30 minutes), spoon it into a container and freeze for at least 2 hours before eating.
2. Cherry Cheesecake Bites
Let’s get one thing straight: I love cherries.
I love them so much that I’ve made a couple of my favorite recipes that use cherry preserves just for you.
This is a quick and easy recipe for cherry cheesecake bites.
These are a great way to get your sweet fix without having to make an entire cheesecake!
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then, take out some graham crackers (I like using chocolate graham crackers) and crumble them in a bowl.
- Next, mix in some softened cream cheese, then some cherry preserves.
- Once everything is thoroughly combined, roll the mixture into small balls and set them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake the cheesecake balls for about 10 minutes, or until they’re starting to brown on the bottom.
- Let them cool completely before serving if you have the patience to wait—they’re good warm or cold!
3. Cherry Vanilla Scones
One of my favorite recipes to make is cherry vanilla scones.
Here’s how I make them:
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together one teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of baking powder, and two-and-a-half cups of flour. Make sure it’s all mixed evenly.
- Add one stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces) to the bowl. Blend until the mixture looks like crumbs.
- Make a well in the center of the crumbs and add one cup of cherry preserves and three tablespoons of heavy cream. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough ball.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out into an even circle about one inch thick. Cut into eight wedges and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving room between each scone for expansion.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown! Allow them to cool slightly before serving, or allow them to cool completely and then enjoy with your favorite tea or coffee drink!
4. Cherry Jam Glazed Salmon
One of my absolute favorite dishes to make for dinner is Cherry Jam Glazed Salmon.
It’s really simple, but it tastes soooo good.
- First, buy some salmon from your local grocery store or fish monger (if you don’t have a local fishmonger, use the internet to find one).
- Next, put the salmon on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While that’s cooking, heat up 1/2 cup of cherry preserves in a pot on your stove. Add 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice and a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. Stir until it’s mixed well—you want it to be smooth but not watery.
- Turn off the heat and let it cool while your salmon finishes cooking.
- When the salmon is done cooking, pull it out of the oven and put it on a plate covered in aluminum foil. Brush on your cherry jam glaze generously onto one side of the salmon and then let it cool while you eat whatever else is on your plate.
5. Pork Chops with Cherry Pan Sauce
You can make a great pork chop, with a delicious cherry pan sauce, in the time it takes for a delivery person to deliver your food.
- Bring your chops to room temperature and rub them in salt and pepper. Cook them in a hot skillet for about four minutes on each side. Take them out of the skillet, put them on a plate, and bring the heat back down to low.
- Add some butter, then add chopped shallots. Cook for about 30 seconds until they start to soften, then add some cherries and cook it all together for another minute or so.
- Now add chicken broth and balsamic vinegar and let everything simmer together for about 5 minutes. Add some more butter and the pork chops back into the skillet. Let everything cook together for another five minutes, then take it off the heat and serve!
I know I said this was going to be quick, but this recipe is not exactly fast—but it’s SO WORTH IT because it’s the best thing you’ll eat all week.
6. Blueberry-Cherry Cobbler
I love berries.
They’re one of my favorite treats, so I’m always looking for ways to work them into my diet in new, exciting ways.
This recipe is a great way to enjoy the sweet taste of berries without all the guilt!
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cans of cherry pie filling
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 stick of butter (melted)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries.
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly greasing a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
- Then pour the cherry pie filling into the pan and spread it out evenly across the bottom.
- Next, sprinkle the dry cake mix over the cherry filling, then add blueberries on top and cover it all with melted butter and vanilla extract.
- Finally, pop it in the oven and bake it until it’s golden brown on top (about 45 minutes).
The best part?
You can serve this cobbler warm or cold, with whipped cream or ice cream!
And either way, you’ll be left feeling satisfied but not stuffed—which is exactly how I like to finish a meal.
7. Cherry Pie
This recipe is very easy, which is what makes it a favorite.
First, you’ll need:
- 1 cup cherry preserves
- Pie crust for a single-crust pie (or make your own)
- Parchment paper and pie weights or dried beans
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the oven is preheating, prepare the pie crust by lining a pie pan with parchment paper and filling with pie weights or dried beans.
- Bake until the edges are light brown, about 20 minutes.
- Carefully remove the parchment and pie weights/beans and set aside to cool.
- Once the crust has cooled, spread the cherry preserves evenly across the bottom of the crust.
- Pop into the oven again for 10 minutes.
- When you take it out after 10 minutes, let it cool and then cut into slices!
Enjoy your cherry pie!
8. Cherry Sauce
This is a recipe for a cherry sauce that you can use over ice cream, in a smoothie, or on top of a cheesecake!
I love the way that cherries taste over the top of something creamy.
This is an incredibly simple recipe and only requires four ingredients: five if you want to add some additional flavor.
- Heat up 2 cups of cherry preserves in a pot over medium heat. Stir occasionally. If you’d like to add extra flavor, throw in any or all of the following: 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
- After about 10 minutes the sauce should be hot and ready to serve. You can pour it right into a bowl or onto your dessert!
9. Cherry-Topped Brownies
Hey y’all! I’m going to show you how to make my favorite dessert. I know this recipe is not exactly healthy, but sometimes you’ve just gotta treat yourself, right?
What you’ll need:
- A box of brownie mix (and whatever ingredients it requires)
- Cooking spray
- Cherry preserves
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then grease your pan with the cooking spray.
- Once that’s done, follow the instructions on the brownie mix box.
- Pour the batter into your pan and place it in the oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- While your brownies are baking, you can start preparing your toppings.
- Place 1/3 cup of cherry preserves in a microwave safe bowl, and add a tablespoon of milk (I use almond milk).
- Heat this mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds or so until it’s completely smooth.
- If you want to make it thicker, add some more preserves; if you want it thinner, add more milk.
- Once your brownies are finished baking, let them cool for at least 10 minutes before pouring on your glaze and enjoying!
My Favorite Cherry Preserves Muffins Recipe
I’m sharing my favorite cherry preserves muffins recipe.
These muffins are a family favorite—we make them around the holidays every year.
I always get requests from friends and family for the recipe, and since I’m not making it this year, I thought I’d share it with you!
The best part about this recipe is that it’s so simple.
You can whip it up in about an hour, and the end result is warm, moist, delicious muffins that are perfect for breakfast or a little snack any time of day.
And you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already!
Here’s how to make them:
- Preheat oven to 425F, and line a muffin tray with paper liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of orange zest.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined (the batter will be lumpy). Do not over mix.
- Add 1 cup of cherry preserves and gently fold them into the batter using a spatula or spoon. Make sure there are no streaks of cherry preserves left in the batter; it should be evenly incorporated into the batter.
- Spoon the batter into your lined muffin tray (make sure that each liner is about 3/4 full) and bake for 5 minutes at 425F then lower the temperature to 375F and bake for another 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (or with few crumbs attached). Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
9 Delicious Recipes Using Cherry Preserves
- Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream
- Cherry Cheesecake Bites
- Cherry Vanilla Scones
- Cherry Jam Glazed Salmon
- Pork Chops with Cherry Pan Sauce
- Blueberry-Cherry Cobbler
- Cherry Pie
- Cherry Sauce
- Cherry-Topped Brownies
- My Favorite Cherry Preserves Muffins Recipe
- Pick any of the tasty recipes from this list to use up your preserves!
- Prepare the rest of your dessert.
- Be ready to munch in no time!
Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.