What can be made from frozen cherries?
As far as the fruit goes, you can bake frozen cherries into pies, turn them into quick and easy sorbets, and even cook them into chili. Or you can do what I did with them: Use them to make a luxurious pan sauce for spiced pork tenderloin that is guaranteed to up your weeknight cooking game.
What are frozen cherries good for?
When preserved as all-natural frozen fruit, cherries can maintain much of their nutritional benefit. As a good source of dietary fiber, cherries are a great way to get your daily value of fiber while also gaining the anti-inflammatory benefits of the powerful antioxidants cherries possess.
How do you eat frozen cherries?
I like to use frozen cherries in my morning smoothies for sweetness and extra nutrition and that way there is no need to add ice! In addition, frozen cherries are as good, if not better, than fresh in baked goods. Think muffins, quick breads, cobblers and more.
Despite what you might have read elsewhere, frozen fruit isn't any juicier than fresh, so it doesn't take any special precautions to prepare. There's no need to drain off the juices or add extra starch—simply thaw to about 50°F (10°C), and prepare the pie filling as directed.
Generally speaking, you should thaw frozen berries if the recipe you're making has a short cooking time. For something quick, like a pancake, a frozen berry won't have time to thaw properly in the pan. The cold berry will also keep the batter around it from cooking properly.
Frozen cherries are a skinny solution to sugar cravings. Snack on these deliciously sweet gems right out of the freezer bag — they're like a healthy version of cherry Italian ices.
You'll get fewer antioxidants if your cherries have been frozen, and even fewer if you're eating canned cherries. The good news is that no matter how you get your cherries, the antioxidant content is still significant.
If you prefer to thaw the cherries, remove them from the freezer and place them in the refrigerator to thaw for a few hours. Alternatively, place the sealed packet in a cold water bath to speed up the thawing process.
Tart cherries help burn belly fat
Tart cherries are rich in the plant chemical anthocyanin. Not only does this chemical give the cherries their bright color, but it also helps you burn belly fat.
Studies show that cherries are one of the few foods that are a natural source of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body's internal clock and regulates sleep. Research indicates you should eat cherries — or drink some tart cherry juice — about an hour before hitting the hay to get a good night's sleep.
Why do cherries make you poop? Cherries contain fiber, a known constipation reliever. Depending on the type of cherry, they can contain anywhere from 1.5 to 3 grams of fiber per cup-both soluble and insoluble.
Frozen fruit in the package can be thawed in the refrigerator, under running water, or in a microwave oven if thawed immediately before use. Turn the package several times for more even thawing. Allow 6 to 8 hours in the refrigerator for thawing a 1 pound package of fruit packed in syrup.
Can I freeze cherries with pits? You can, although we highly recommend pitting cherries before freezing, just for convenience's sake. Since frozen cherries can be used as is, without thawing, you'll thank yourself later for doing the pitting work ahead of time. Pitting cherries beforehand is also just a lot safer.
One thing I would make sure to do when adding frozen berries to your cake mix, is to toss them in a little flour first. The excess water they contain can make them heavy and more likely to sink. Coating them in flour will help them to hold their place in the cake batter.