I am not a big fan of cooked fruit in desserts.
I prefer to eat my fruit fresh, especially in the summertime.
I wanted to make a dessert for the 4th of July and really wanted to use sweet cherries, since they were ripe and at a great price.
My husband loves cherry pie, but I just couldn't bring myself to cook these beauties. They were so sweet and delicious.
I searched for a way to serve them fresh in a dessert that would let them shine in all their beauty.
I found the perfect recipe in this Fresh Cherry Tart.
It has a basic graham cracker crust and then a cheesecake-like filling, that doesn't require any baking time.
The cherries are pitted and halved, then glazed with a small amount of thinned jam.
This tart was absolutely perfect. Crowd pleaser, beautiful and delicious.
Recipe for Fresh Cherry Tart
* the 1/4 cup sugar that you add to the filling is missing from the ingredient list, but in the instructions it tells you when to add it