After a disappointing start to the summer, the recent heatwave has lead to a boom in cherry crops, with growers reporting a massive yield of the stone fruit.

In response, Tesco has ordered an extra 115 tonnes to stop the glut going to waste, with supplies arriving in supermarkets imminently.

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Looking forward to tucking into the juicy fruits? Here are some interesting ideas for how to enjoy cherries, that go beyond just jam and Bakewell tart…

1. Pickled

A jar of pickled cherries
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Preserved in vinegar, pickled cherries are tangy and delicious, perfect for serving with cheese and biscuits, cured meats or roast pork.

2. Wrapped in bacon

 
 
 
 
 
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A fruity alternative to pigs in blankets, bacon and cherry bites are a sweet-meets-savoury canapé creation, and they’re gluten free too.

3. Folded into calzone

 
 
 
 
 
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Inspired by the folded pizza, sweet and creamy cherry calzones are filled with red cherries, cream cheese and sliced almonds.

4. As a marshmallow flavouring

 
 
 
 
 
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Using agar agar powder instead of gelatin, these vegan cherry marshmallows are a rich pink colour and have a delicious fruity flavour.

5. In a bottle of cherry wine

 
 
 
 
 
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One for the grown-ups (and the home brewers) you can make your own boozy cherry wine if you’ve got the right equipment – and the patience to wait six months for the fermentation process to finish.

6. Added to s’mores

 
 
 
 
 
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Take the classic campfire confection to the next level by sandwiching graham crackers with roasted cherries (or a spoonful of jam), marshmallows and chocolate, to create cherry s’mores.

Best-selling cherry pitters

Check out our list of best-selling Amazon products!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Wancala Cherry Pitter - Cherry Stoner Remover with Stainless Steel Rod, Olive Pitter/Cherry Pip...
  • Durability: Made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel to guarantee it's durability.
  • Easy to Use: The cherry pitter tool is portable with a comfortable handle to make it easy to remove the corers with one-hand for your cherries, olives and other fresh fruits.
  • Easy to Clean: Due to it’s friendly design, it is easy to clean it after use by unlocking it and putting it under the dishwater.
Bestseller No. 2
OXO Good Grips Cherry & Olive Pitter - Black
  • Generous cup holds Bing, Rainier and other large cherries
  • Recessed design also allows you to pit smaller cherries
  • Removable splatter shield protects work area and clothing from cherry juice
SaleBestseller No. 3
Wancala Cherry Pitter - Cherry Stoner Remover with Stainless Steel Rod, Olive Pitter/Cherry Pip...
  • Durability: Made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel to guarantee it's durability.
  • Easy to Use: The cherry pitter tool is portable with a comfortable handle to make it easy to remove the corers with one-hand for your cherries, olives and other fresh fruits.
  • Easy to Clean: Due to it’s friendly design, it is easy to clean it after use by unlocking it and putting it under the dishwater.
Bestseller No. 4
Wancala Cherry Pitter - Multiple Cherry Stoner Remover with Stainless Steel Rod Pits and Juice...
  • Durability: Made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel to guarantee it's durability.
  • Easy to Use: The cherry pitter tool is portable with a comfortable handle to make it easy to remove the corers with one-hand for your cherries, olives and other fresh fruits.
  • Easy to Clean: Due to it’s friendly design, it is easy to clean it after use by unlocking it and putting it under the dishwater.
SaleBestseller No. 5
MEETOZ Cherry Pitter Remover,Cherry Fruit Kitchen Olive Core Remove Pit Tool Seed Gadget Stoner...
  • 【Reliable Support】: 100% customer Satisfaction Guarantee - If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will be happy to provide you with your choice of a replacement...
  • 【Easy to use】: the cherry pitter can be applied with only one hand with no hand fatigue; It can remove cherry pits effortlessly and quickly and you don't have to assemble it; It can pits cherries...
  • 【Safe and Durable】: Our cherry pitter is made of mostly high quality ABS material and food-grade silicone to guarantee safety and extra durability use the cherry pitter to remove the stones, make...

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