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May 18, 2016
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Grilled Cherry Shortcake

Grilled Cherry Shortcake is sure to be your new favorite summer treat! Grilling cherries imparts a slightly smoky flavor and soft texture to this easy summer dessert.

Grilled Cherry Shortcake in Mason Jar

We did WHAT with a cherry?

Yep, we grilled ’em.  Cherry Shortcakes, fresh from the grill!

Cheery pitted and on skewer

It’s just that those darn red beauties start showing up at the grocery store and my mind starts thinking of new ways to use them. We’ve grilled peaches before, and of course pineapple, so why not add cherries to the grilling repertoire? It just makes sense…

Grilling cherries is pretty simple, actually. Just pit and halve them, then skewer them onto a basic skewer. I used water soaked wood, but you can use metal if that is all you have. Grilling the cherries imparts a slight smoky flavor and tends to break the flesh down a bit so they’re softer.

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

Which is the perfect texture for this sensational cherry shortcake!

Traditionally reserved for strawberries, we used our softened, charred cherries for this summertime dessert and was blown away by the flavor. The best part is they are easy to assemble and can be made ahead of time. These mason jars are the perfect size to keep the shortcake contained, but you can always assemble them on small dessert plates and serve immediately. 

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

I dusted mine with a small amount of dark chocolate and slivered almonds.

Quite the “Cherry on Top” if I do say so myself!

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

So go on and dig in!

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

Grilled Cherry Shortcake is sure to be your new favorite summer treat! Grilling cherries imparts a slighty smoky flavor and soft texture to this easy summer dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 302kcal
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs. cherries pitted and halved
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pound cake or madeline cookies

Instructions

  • Skewer the cherries and grill on a hot grill for a few minutes per side.
    Remove fruit from skewer and set aside
  • Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until peaks form
  • Place a portion of cherries (about 8 halves) to cover the bottom of 4 oz. mason jar
  • Add whipped cream, pound cake, more cherries and a dollop of whipped cream
  • Dust with almonds and chocolate if desired

Notes

Try this recipes with any fresh cherries from California!

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

Love California cherries? We do too! Get our favorite cherry recipes here! If you love baking with cherries, these Cherry Jam Muffins from Displaced Housewife are hard to beat.

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