Sour Cherry Tart


The below recipe is from a timely broadcast on July 2nd on NPR featuring recipes for different types of baked goods featuring cherries. See this very easy use for Sour Cherries from your share this week and also check out the NPR website for the full story featuring, among others, a classic cherry pie for sweet cherries.

Recipe: Buck's Rustic Sour Cherry Tart with Crumble Topping
By Sous Chef Robert Dalliah and Chef Vickie Reh


For the dough:
1/2 lb. cold unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold water (scant)

For the filling:
1-3/4 quarts of pitted sour cherries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
For the crumble topping:
1 lb brown sugar
4 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 tbsp salt
l lb. unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
One cookie sheet

For the crumble topping:
Put all of the ingredients into the mixer and mix lightly leaving large lumps of butter intact. Set aside.
For the dough:
Mix in mixer until lumpy. Add cold water slowly. You may not need to use all of the water. The dough should just start to come together. Turn out on a floured surface. Knead gently to form a mound. Form it into a rectangle. Fold in three to form a smaller rectangle, roll out to almost the original size and fold again. Repeat three times. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.


Here's a great Sour Cherry

Here's a great Sour Cherry Salsa recipe. It's great over roasted veggies (or chicken, or pork)!


* 2 1/4 c pitted sour cherries, halved or chopped
* 1 T sugar
* 3 T minced red onion
* 1 lg jalepeno, minced, including seeds
* 2 T lime juice
* 1/4 c chopped cilantro
* 1/2 t salt

1. Stir together cherries and sugar until sugar is disolved. Add other ingredients.
2. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

Note: Can also use sweet cherries -- omit the sugar.