Today’s 10 Best is dedicated to my mom, the world’s biggest cherry lover. Every year for as long as I can remember, the moment that cherries hit peak-of-season, she heads to the grocery and picks up a big bag which she “accidentally” devours on the car ride home.  As wonderful as they are eaten fresh out of hand, it would be a shame to let cherry season pass without making one of these spectacular desserts. Some are simple and a few are a little more time-intensive, but every single one of them would make a showstopping finale to a great summer meal. Since I couldn’t quite narrow down my favorites to the usual 10, we tacked on a few extras to add to the consideration set. So mom: take a scroll through these and choose your fave, but remember that you’re going to have to save a few handfuls for when you get home!

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Julia Child’s Cherry Clafoutis via Sassy Kitchen 

A Sour Cherry Gateau Basque via Canelle et Vanelle

Cherry Pavlova from Call me Cupcake

Cherry & Lime Ooey Gooey Butter Bars via Bakers Royale

Bumpy Cherry & Almond Pie via Top with Cinnamon

Balsamic Cherry Pie from Adventures in Cooking

Sour Cherry Soup Infused with Lemon Thyme and Vanilla via La Tartine Gourmande

Cherry & Peach Galettes via The Vanilla Bean Blog

Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom Cherry Sauce via Saveur

White Chocolate covered Cherries from Not Without Salt

Cherry Pie Bars via Joy the Baker

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches via White on Rice Couple

Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry Almond Buttercream via Jenny Steffens

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    Chris July 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I’m in cherry heaven!

  2. 2
    Emi & Kimi July 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    love this!!

  3. 3
    thedailymark July 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    You know I don’t think I’ve ever tried a cherry I just have this idea in my head that I don’t like them. I really need to get over this and try one of these out!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  4. 4
    pearl jolly/pretty mayhem July 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I love cherries too, in fact I just shared a cherry clafoutis recipe on my blog yesterday 😉 Thanks for the extra inspiration – I am bookmarking all of these recipes for future reference!

  5. 5
    sarah July 19, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you so much! xx

  6. 6
    yify January 4, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Thanks for sharing. I love this dish! I have done, I am regaled, and your beautiful plate makes me want to regale me again