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“A sweet Scandinavian recipe adapted from Moosewood Cookbook. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 -4 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon grated lemon zest (the grated outer yellow rind)
  • 34 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 cup slivered almonds, blanched, optional (To blanch almonds, place them in a colander over a sink. Pour boiling water over them, and rub off t)
  • Toppings
  • whipped cream
  • whipped ricotta cheese (To whip ricotta, beat it vigorously with a whisk, or at high speed with an electric mixer)
  • cheese
  • plain yogurt, with a few blanched almonds folded in


  1. Place cherries in a heavy medium-sized saucepan, and cook over medium heat, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Stir this into the hot cherries, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, almond extract, and slivered almonds.
  4. Serve hot, warm, room, temperature, or cold, top with whipped cream, whipped ricotta, or yogurt. Enjoy!

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