Top 5 Cherry Bakes

Written by:Philippa

Cherries are a well-loved fruit in England, but where did they come from? Cherries first appeared in England (Kent to be specific) after Henry VIII ordered them. He had originally tasted them in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium.

With cherries ripe and in season, and National Cherry Day in July, We’re sharing our top 5 cherry recipes loved by you on our website:


5. Cherry & Almond Stollen by Allinson

This variation on the stollen gives you a pop of flavour. Traditionally eaten around Christmas in Germany, we won’t tell anyone you’re eating in July- don’t worry!


4. Chocolate Cherry Cake

This recipe is by Jason Atherton, he sure knows a thing or two about baking!


3. Cherry Jam

It only takes 20 minutes to make and is the perfect preserve. Serve a dollop on a shortbread biscuit. The sharp tartness of the cherry goes wonders with the sweet buttery consistency and flavour of the shortbread.


2. Cherry Pie

The humble cherry pie. Particularly popular in America, this pie is delicious served warm with lashings of custard.


1. Cherry Bakewell Tart

Your top cherry recipe from our site is (drum roll please!): Cherry Bakewell Tart!

This much loved recipe was originally developed as a variant of the Bakewell pudding from the 20th century. Delicious!


Well there you have it! What are you waiting for? Baking time.

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