Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we're sharing 5 cherry recipes to celebrate the sweetest summer treat!

5 Ways to Use BC Cherries | Food Bloggers of Canada

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Did you know that cherries are one of the most sociable summer snacks? C'mon! Who hasn't devoured a whole bag of these ruby gems during an afternoon of chit-chat with friends? (Bet you're saying "guilty!" right now).

Easy to pack and delicious to eat, cherries are definitely the stars of many beach trips, backyard BBQ’s and outdoor adventures. If you decide to turn them into pies, shakes or ice creams then it's guaranteed that you'll become a superstar! At least amongst your loved ones!

BC-grown cherries, particularly those harvested in the Okanagan Valley, tend to be dark, luscious, and juicy. Talk about summer freshness!

To make sure you pick the best of the best, choose firm ones with the stems still attached.

Wanna enjoy them for longer? Store them in the fridge unwashed and they'll last for several days!

Here's some inspiration on how to make cherrylicious dishes before you devour them all.

Cherry Recipes

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Roasted Cherry Chocolate Cream Pie

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Roasted Cherry Chocolate Cream Pie](http://ohsweetday.com/2018/07/roasted-cherry-chocolate-cream-pie.html) combines four flavors that go together like a dream: sweet and juicy cherries, rich and bitter dark chocolate, tangy cream cheese, and buttery shortbread crust. A truly decadent dessert! From **Oh Sweet Day!**

  • Cherry Hand Pies

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Cherry Hand Pies](https://xoxobella.com/2018/07/reasons-that-i-love-cherry-season-in-bc/) are the perfect summer dessert, especially if you don't feel like making a full pie. They are yummy and full of tasty goodies…plus they freeze well, too. From **xoxo Bella**.

  • Chocolate Cherry Shake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Chocolate Cherry Shake](http://thepurelife.ca/chocolate-cherry-shake-recipe/) is a refreshing and nourishing smoothie that will have you feeling all kinds of summery. Plus, the deep purple hue in the cherries packs in a tonne of nutrients. From **The Pure Life**.

  • Cherry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Cherry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake](https://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/cherry-buttermilk-breakfast-cake/) is a delicious and tender vanilla cake made with fresh, sweet and flavourful BC Cherries! From **A Pretty Life in the Suburbs**.

  • Cherry Crumble Nice Cream

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Cherry Crumble Nice Cream](http://sweetlyraw.com/sweetly-raw-cherry-crumble-nice-cream-vegan-nut-free-gf/) is super cooling and refreshing during the hot summer days! The sweet, red fruits are deliciously incorporated in the filling and in the nice cream! From **Sweetly Raw**.

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