Cherry Compote
Cherry Compote |

It's cherry season! What comes to mind when I think of cherries are the fun memories tied to this sweet and sour fruit. Every summer when I was a kid, my family and cousins would drive about an 1 1/2 hours to the nearest cherry farm.  That meant cherry picking in the summer heat, but we didn't mind since we had the trees to give us shade. The kids were given tin buckets to collect our round ruby treasures. We would climb the ladders and trees and didn't stop until the tin was overflowing with cherries. We left the farm with our round bellies filled and ready for a nap.

Here'a an idea on what to do with extra cherries. Try this deliciously sweet and simple cherry compote. Pair it with toast, yogurt, ice cream, and it's even yummy to eat on its own.


  • 1 cups cherries
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Remove seeds from cherries.
  2. Place in a pot and add orange juice on medium heat.
  3. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes and muddle the cherries with a wooden spoon. 
  4. Place on toast and grate some orange zest for more flavor.