Fresh Michigan Balaton Tart Cherries - 3 lb
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Our Price: $21.00
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Could these be the world's best tart cherries?


A relative newcomer to the tart cherry scene, the Balaton cherry was introduced to the US in 1984 by Michigan State University horticulturalist Dr. Amy Iezzoni.  Developed from traditional Hungarian cherry varieties, the Balaton cherry is named for Hungary's largest lake.


Why are Balaton cherries better?
The Balaton cherry is larger, plumper, and significantly more flavorful than other red tart cherries traditionally used in cherry pies, tarts, jams and preserves. This combined with the Balaton cherry's deep, natural red pigment makes it a favorite for cooks and pastry-chefs alike. With Balaton cherries, you won't need to add red food coloring or as much sugar to your favorite pie recipe ever again!


Unlike sweet cherries, fresh Balaton cherries are hand harvested without the stem. When Balaton cherries ripen, they lay down a special cell layer at the stem attachment, called the abscission layer, that “seals” off the fruit. When the fruit is ripe, the fruit naturally separates from the stem and the fruit is “protected” from outside air via a fully developed abscission layer. Thus, flavorful, fully ripened Balaton fruit are naturally stemless!


Please remember:
Supplies of these superb cherries are frequently limited and each shipment will sell out quickly. But don't worry - more are already on the way! As always, orders are shipped in the order in which they are received.


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To find more delicious recipes, visit the Earthy Delights Blog!


Cherry Cordial
The fresh flavor of either sweet or tart cherries is transformed into a deliciously intoxicating beverage in this simple recipe for cherry cordial.

This recipe uses fresh cherries and vodka; nothing else. Use tart cherries for a tangier flavor (additional sugar optional), or brandy instead of vodka, but you'll enjoy the results with any of these variations.

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Spirited Cherry Chutney
Tangy cherry chutney is a great way to preserve your summer cherry harvest, especially if you have first infused them with vodka or brandy! If you haven't, don't worry - you can use fresh cherries or other stone fruit, like plums, apricots, peaches or nectarines. Just be aware that you'll have to cook the chutney longer to reduce the juicy fruit down to a thick, jam-like consistency.
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Fresh Cherry Tartlets
Using fresh cherries without cooking them really brings out their bright, summery flavor. When we can get them, we love to use Balaton cherries in this simple dessert. Balaton cherries have loads of tart cherry flavor, but are sweeter than other pie cherries, so they really don’t need any additional sugar. If you can’t find fresh Balaton cherries, use dark sweet cherries instead.
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