A quick and easy dessert, but also one of the best dessert recipes, as well as one of the most patriotic, would have to be Cherries in the Snow. Look at that. Just look at it. It’s vibrant. It’s photo-worthy. It’s fantastic. You wouldn’t know that something that tastes so good would be convenient and quick too.
Just in time for the 4th of July, Cherries in the Snow is simple to make so you can finally spend less time cooking and cleaning up and more time enjoying all the great Indiana festivals and events going on right about now. It seems as though there’s a different festival every day. I love this time of year, don’t you? Small towns are busy and bustling. All of those seasonal ice cream parlors are in full-swing. Playgrounds and parks are full of people. Everyone is having a great time enjoying the warmth of summer. Our festivals are just another excuse to socialize and eat fair food.
I suppose we all need a break from the constant onslaught of fried fair food, though. That’s where this dessert comes in. Cold and creamy right from the fridge makes it a great ending to a hot summer day. Cherries in the Snow can also be made with a Blueberry Pie Filling but I love the dramatic look of red and white. Make sure to serve this one cold right out of the fridge. It makes a difference.
This is from a beloved church cookbook: Mary and Martha’s Kitchen from the United Methodist Church in Rensselaer, Indiana. I always make it a point to look at local antique shops for church cookbooks. While I’ve seen a few duds here and there, so many have possessed recipe classics or have become new favorites in our home. Best of all, you can usually obtain them for a great deal. I do love a bargain.
Either way, take a look around antique shops near you and see what you can find. My bet is you’ll discover a wealth of new recipes like grandma used to make.
Best Dessert Recipes: Cherries in the Snow
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