Door County Cherry Recipes

Every month the Wisconsin Cherry Growers will showcase new seasonal recipe featuring Door County cherries.

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July 2016 Door County Cherry Recipes

Firecracker Salsa

This spicy mixture wows traditional salsa lovers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 chopped jalapeno peppers, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice

Combine dried cherries, cherry preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Microwave on high (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes

Stir in red onions, yellow bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate, covered 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Serve with grilled swordfish or tuna. It's also excellent as a topping for hamburgers.

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June 2016 Door County Cherry Recipes

Cherry Sangria

This refreshing non-alcoholic drink is delicious after a softball game or other summer sports.
Makes 2 Quarts

1 (32 to 40 ounce) bottle cherry juice blend
1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon
2 (10 to 12 ounce) bottles club soda or lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled


Combine cherry juice blend, maraschino cherries with their liquid, orange juice and lemon juice in a large pitcher; mix well. Add orange and lemon sliced. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours. Before serving, add club soda; stir gently. Serve over ice cubes in tall glasses. Garnish with additional maraschino cherries and orange slices, if desired. (Unless specifically mentioned, use maraschino cherries without stems in these recipes. Maraschinos with stems are great as garnishes. Read the label to make sure you purchase correctly.)

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