Sweet dark cherries or Rainier cherries pair well with blueberries. Here a little time is required to pit the cherries. It makes a refreshing and healthy ending to a meal, a good breakfast, or snack. It sits well in the fridge for a couple of days. Layer it with yogurt in a mason jar and carry it for a picnic or to work.
- 1 lb cherries (slice them in half and remove the pit)
- 1 pint blueberries (rinse, air dry, and remove any stems)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit 30 minutes and serve at room temperature. To dress it up, if needed, add a spoon of craime fraiche, or mascarpone, or a scoop of vanilla/chocolate/salted caramel ice-cream. A sprinkling of granola also works. Layer it with thick, creamy Greek yougurt.
Sometimes, we enjoy it with lemon ice-cream, sorbet, or store-bought lemon curd.
Serves 6-8. Preparation time: 10-15 minutes.