Cherries are the ultimate summer fruit, and we love to put them in everything from homemade pie to glazed chicken wings. You can also add them to salads, pancakes and oatmeal for a rich, subtle sweetness. Showcase cherries by pairing them with savory foods, whether it’s in this twist on pico de gallo and this decadent tart, which pairs sweet cherries with a savory cornmeal crust and creamy mascarpone cheese. Whether you want to add sweetness to homemade barbecue sauce or are looking for a perfect summer dessert, F&W’s guide to cherries has these recipes and more.

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Cherry Clafoutis with Malted Whipped Cream

The star of this simple clafoutis from Portland, Oregon, chef Joshua McFadden is the slightly savory malted whipped cream. It’s the perfect topping for juicy, sweet, peak-season fruit. McFadden uses cherries here, but you can sub in 4 cups of any other pitted and sliced stone fruit. Slideshow: More Cherry Dessert Recipes 

Cherry Jam–and–Ricotta Tart

For this outstanding tart, cookbook author Rachel Roddy layers sweet-tart cherry jam and creamy ricotta in a perfectly crisp, buttery pie crust. Slideshow: More Fruit Tart Recipes 

Pickled Cherries

These tangy pickled cherries from star chef Tom Colicchio are also great served alongside pâté, tossed in a salad or pitted and sprinkled over crostini smeared with fresh ricotta. Slideshow:  More Cherry Recipes 

Fresh Cherries with Spring Onions and Cilantro

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Bright, fresh and exceptionally simple, this five-ingredient salad from chef Zakary Pelaccio is a perfect way to highlight supersweet cherries. Slideshow: More Cherry Recipes 

4 Ways to Make Everything Better with Cherries

Earlier this week, F&W's Justin Chapple showed how to easily de-pit cherries using a wine bottle and a chopstick. Here, his Test Kitchen co-star Kay Chun offers four clever ways to use all that fruit.

Our 20 Best Cherry Recipes

These fantastic, sweet-and-savory cherry recipes include a grilled cherry-vanilla clafoutis, cherry-berry pie, and flaky gateau basque.