Four Fabulous Ways to Enjoy Fresh Cherries, and a Cooking Demo on Fox
Tune in to Fox Philadelphia WTXF this morning, to see Four Fabulous Ways to Enjoy my Favorite Seasonal Summer Fruit: Cherries! From Pies to Poptails, I’m covering it all on this morning’s Good Day.
It’s Wednesday morning, and as this post is being published I am busy filming another live spot on Fox Philadelphia WTXF’s Good Day.
This time I’ll be talking about all the fun ways to enjoy my favorite summer fruit: cherries!
You all know how much I look forward to and enjoy cherries at this time of year. They just make summer so special, and I like to buy/eat/use them as much as possible while they are in season. They are at their absolute peak of flavor right now and there’s no other time of year when you can score them for such a great price!
Besides just eating them right out of hand, there are lots of delicious ways you can incorporate them into your baking. On today’s Good Day, I’m demonstrating my favorite pie crust recipe. It’s so buttery and flaky, and it only has four simple ingredients. I love keeping a disc of this pie dough in my freezer so I can whip up a pie whenever the mood strikes. Whether you do a traditional pie with an intricate lattice top, or a simple free-form galette, this pie dough recipe will be your best friend.
I’ll also be demonstrating how cherries make a great addition to my favorite breakfast muffins. Last time we had overnight guests, I whipped up a batch of these blueberry muffins and they were a big hit. They’re light as a feather and bursting with fruit, and the buttery streusel on top is the crowning touch! The best part is, they’re made in less than 30 minutes. You’ll love them with blueberries, but they’re just as good, if not even better, with a few handfuls of coarsely chopped fresh cherries and some chocolate chips. Add in a teaspoon of almond extract to accent the cherry flavor 😉
Have you seen this Blackberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake? The blackberry topping works equally well with cherries; just sub them out in equal measure. In just 10 minutes you’ll have a thick, sweet compote full of chunky fruit. It’s great on cheesecake, but don’t stop there! I spoon it over biscuits, pancakes, with Greek yogurt, as an accompaniment to a fancy cheese plate… I’ve even been known to give jars of it away as gifts. Click here for the recipe.
And finally, we’ll be enjoying a little cherry lemonade on this lovely summer day. There’s no need to resort to a dusty, artificially colored powder when you want that pink lemonade fix. With gorgeous fruit like this, all you need are lemons, sugar, water, and fresh cherries. Whiz it up in the blender and serve over ice. You could even pour it into popsicle molds for a super refreshing treat. Heck, I wouldn’t get mad at a little splash of bourbon in there too. 😉
Regular readers, I’ll be updating this post asap to add the clip from the show, once it’s aired. UPDATE: It’s aired! Here is the clip:
FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
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I’ll be back tomorrow to share the most amazing cake. It’s no-bake, perfect for summertime, and loaded with chocolate-y Nutella 😉 ‘Til then!
WOWWSIEEE!!! Congratulations!!! Just saw your video.. You were sooo AMAZING Allie!! Loved all the Cherry Recipes .. You were seriously amazing… 😀
Aw, thank you Arpita! Crazy, nervewracking, but I got through it! Glad you thought I was ok, lol! Thanks for the encouragement 😉
Woooooowie Allie!!!!! You are just toooo cute! :* Loveddddd this video clip and MANY MANY CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m telling you, you just HAVE TO HAVE your own cooking // baking show! You just belong there! <3
Aw you are too kind, Samina! Thank you so much for being so sweet and supportive! It means the WORLD to me <3
Soon you’re going to have your own show on the Food Network and I’ll be able to say “I knew her when…” I’m so excited that you’re getting all of these amazing opportunities, Allie. You’re amazing and now everyone will know it. I love all of these recipes but my heart belongs to that beautiful pie crust.
You are too sweet Nancy- thank you! Who knows if any of it will ever lead to anything, but it certainly was a cool experience. Thanks for watching and for the encouragement! xoxo
Awesome job, Allie!! You my friend are a rockstar under pressure of being on TV!! You are becoming a pro! Not to mention…now i’m tempted to make those cherry and chocolate chip muffins 🙂
Lol! Thanks Kelly! I have to admit, those muffins may have been even better with cherries than they are with blueberries. Of course chocolate gives them a bit of an unfair advantage though… ;P
Congrats Mama! Good job. Wish you loved nearby so I could come over and enjoy your baking daily.
Thanks Erica! Me too- I’m always looking for people to take some of this stuff off my hands, lol!
Oh Allie you were SO GOOD! I’ve been on tv before and I KNOW that isn’t easy. You were a natural. LOVE how you got your blog name in there SO smoothly!! Also, can you send that cheesecake my way ?!
Thank you so much, and ugh, Jessica- I was kicking myself for leaving that cheesecake there for the news crew to eat. Wanted a slice soooo bad when I got home!
Yay,that’s awesome Allie! So so excited for you! Loved it, you did an amazing job sweet lady 🙂
Thank you Kelly! It’s sure exciting to do these but boy am I relieved when it’s all behind me. I think I feel most comfortable behind the computer screen, lol!
Great job, Allie! So exciting! BTW you’re just too cute
Aw thank you Erika! It was really exciting- so much fun 😉
Wow, you rocked it! And made a pie crust on live tv… that gives me anxiety just thinking about it 😉 Pinned and shared your post today. Great job!
Thanks Jill! You know I always look at it after the fact and pick it apart, what I could have done differently, etc. But it’s great to hear such encouraging feedback! Thanks for always being such a supportive friend! xoxo
Yay! That’ s so exciting Allie. Good for you. I love coming here and licking my lips over everything scrumptious you post!
Congrats on another tv segment! That’s awesome! I’m about to be all about pies this late summer and early fall, so thanks for sharing your trusty pie crust! And I see someone is trying their own blender lemonade!!! 😉
Thanks Lina! We loved the cherry lemonade- the blender does a beautiful job with it. Forgot to mention about freezing it into Bourbon Cherry Lemonade Poptails though, dang it!
Wooo! That sounds fabulous!!! (“poptails.” Love it!)
Thank you, and I know- I’m so mad at myself for forgetting to mention it during the segment! Bourbon cherry lemonade poptails would have been a great note to end it on, grrr!
Allie, good luck tomorrow . . you’re going to rock! can’t wait to see the clip. . and can you share the recipe for the cherry lemonade? love!!!