3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Fresh sour cherries

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Thinfor5Minutes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Souderton, Pennsylvania
Posts: 521

S/C/G: 157/140/135

Height: 5'4"

Question Fresh sour cherries

We spent several hours last night picking sour cherries at my sister's. Now what to do with all those cherries? Pies are out of the question...too many calories. I did find one recipe for fresh sour cherry cobbler that is about 230 calories a serving...but most of the recipes I am finding are either very caloric or call for canned cherry pie filling.
__________________
Thinfor5Minutes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
Anne
 
RealCdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,631

S/C/G: 407/358-Dec2007/tracker/125

Height: 5'4"

Default

I can't think if I have any recipes, however, I love them fresh. It seems silly to do so, but if you pit them and freeze them, they make dynamite additions to smoothies (think chocolate cherry protein shakes if you do post workout shakes). I can them and then make fruit salad all winter. I mix home canned peaches, sour cherries, and sweet cherries. Yum!

However, I'll admit that I get both sweet and sour cherries about 30 minutes from here (fresh from the farm)... washed, pitted, and in a bucket. So it's easy for me to can them as I don't need to pit them!
__________________
Anne ---> Pictures, pictures, pictures


Last edited by RealCdn : 06-23-2009 at 02:38 PM.
RealCdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
Anne
 
RealCdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,631

S/C/G: 407/358-Dec2007/tracker/125

Height: 5'4"

Default

You could try this website (using sour cherries in the top box):

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...advancedSearch

A lot of the recipes are from cooking light, but there are quite a few from higher calorie magazines (just look at the name before clicking)!

Oh, I just realized that you can go down and only search the magazines that you want.
__________________
Anne ---> Pictures, pictures, pictures


Last edited by RealCdn : 06-23-2009 at 02:45 PM.
RealCdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
Maintenance May 2011
 
mizski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 267

S/C/G: 312/149/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

Hungarian cold sour cherry soup comes to mind but it does have some sugar & sour cream in it. It is truly a wonderful summer treat. Hmmm....most of the recipes I know of are not really in the diet category. I'll try to think of what I used to do with sour cherries and see if I can come up with something suitable.

Meanwhile, if you can't find any suitable recipes right now, you could wash, pit & freeze the cherries. They keep for quite a while. I used to pit mine with a washed paper clip. Low tech but it worked.
__________________

mizski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,317

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

My favorite way to eat sour fruits that need a bit of sweetening, is just to slice and add a bit of Splenda to taste. After a bit of time in the fridge (generally a couple hours is enough) the sweetener will dissovle and some of the liquid will release from the cherries, berries or rhubarb, so they make their own "sauce." Which is great by itself, or poured over sorbet or lower calorie icecream.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #6
Age 53
 
caryesings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,652

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

You can ship some to me! (just kidding) A lifelong West Michigan girl who is used to picking tart cherries right from the tree and eating them fresh. I moved South to escape the winter and apparently too warm to grow them here. I can't even get them frozen at the grocery like I could back home during the off season. Sweet cherries, yes, but I like the flavor of the tart/pie cherries so much better.
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 720

Default

I had some regular cherries that needed to be used the other day so I added them to a bag of frozen cranberries with Splenda and cooked it till it was a fairly thick almost jam-like consistency. I froze some and put some in the fridge. I have enjoyed it in marinades and just as a condiment.
tommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
Fox
Senior Member
 
Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 209

S/C/G: 205/197/160

Height: 5'5"

Default

oh how I love sour cherries!! They're really hard to find around here and I eat them just fresh by themselves I could pop those suckers in my mouth and munch on them all day!
__________________
Mini Goal: 8 lbs. gone by Sept. 3rd (see ticker)


Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Thinfor5Minutes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Souderton, Pennsylvania
Posts: 521

S/C/G: 157/140/135

Height: 5'4"

Default

I did as someone suggested...washed and pitted them, then put them in the freezer in two-cup batches. I did find a reduced fat cobbler recipe I will try. My brother-in-law turned his into a pie...he's skinny as a rail and could eat pie every day and never gain an ounce; lucky him!
__________________
Thinfor5Minutes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2