Cherries and Blueberries

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)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar or honey to taste
  • 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.

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