TJ's Morello Cherries ideas

Bumblebeez SC Zone 7December 23, 2012

I have a jar I bought for ...something. Having never used these before, I'm not really sure what to expect.
Do you think they would work in this recipe if I rinsed them first?
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse

Prep Time:
20 min
Inactive Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
1 hr 0 min


8 servings


3 large sweet, firm apples, such as Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 pieces
12 ounces fresh or frozen pitted cherries, rinsed well
2/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 unbaked pie crust, for a 9 or 10-inch deep dish baking pan
Vanilla ice cream, as accompaniment


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the apples, cherries, walnuts, granulated sugar, orange juice, orange zest, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg and cornstarch and toss well to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Blend the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Line a 9 or 10-inch deep baking dish with pie crust and pour in the fruit mixture. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top and bake for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking until bubbly, apples are tender, the top is golden brown, and the pie crust is browned, 35 to 40 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and let rest at least 15 minutes. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream on top.

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"Delicious" would be my guess. I have no idea why there is a recommendation to rinse them. I would merely drain them ... then drink the juice. I candied a jar of these cherries last month and today they go into the stollen. The leftover cherry syrup found its way into cherry bounce.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:16PM
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Also I would omit the granulated sugar and probably cut down a bit on the brown sugar, but that's just me. I don't often find fruit that needs additional sweetening.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Thank you jx! I am going to make this for our Christmas eve dinner dessert at night, not the big dinner at lunch....
Just finished making the pie dough.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:29PM
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Beez, what is the name of that recipe? It really does sound good. I have reg. pie cerries in the freezer....


    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:57PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Here you go:

Here is a link that might be useful: Apple and Cherry Pie

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 3:16PM
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    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 7:37PM
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