You are here: Home » Cooking How-To » Cooking with Dried Cherries Cooking with Dried Cherries Cooking How-To,Featured Article,How-To,Ingredient,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/cooking-with-dried-cherries/ by RelishJanuary 31, 2012 Tart dried cherries are perfect in winter recipes or for out-of-hand snacking. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dried_cherry_scone_hearts.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint There are nearly 28,000 full-time residents of Door County, Wis. Add 20,000 part-time residents and 1 million summer tourists to that, and you have 1.5 million people—still not enough to make a dent in the roughly 12 million pounds of fresh cherries that come in fast and furious each July. To prolong this precious bounty, residents dry and pack them in bags to use all year. We find dried cherries are best enjoyed in the dead of winter when everyone is in need of a sweet taste of summer. Plump and scarlet, tart and sweet, dried cherries tend to make everything taste better. Toss them in a salad with toasted walnuts, greens and feta cheese, or tuck them into buttery scones. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Sage Brown Butter with Dried Cherries Use this savory-sweet spread on bread, potatoes, vegetables, meats of broiled fish. Arugula Salad with Walnuts, Dried Cherries and Feta This salad is the ultimate in flavor contrast—peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, tart cherries and creamy feta cheese. Dried Cherry Scones Door County, Wis., dried cherries stud these flaky scones.