One of my favorite canned recipes using the cherries included this Cherry Almond Pancake Topping. Plump, ripe, sweet cherries were processed with pectin, butter, sugar and a touch of almond extract to create a perfect and colorful topping for pancakes, waffles, biscuits, or any favorite morning pastry. Joel was especially excited for a change of pace from his usual maple syrup topping on his short stack… and I’m pretty sure you will be too!
Washington State Fruit Commission is a growers’ organization funded by fruit assessments to increase awareness and consumption of regional stone fruits. The organization is dedicated to the promotion, education, market development, and research of soft fruits from Northwest orchards. It began in 1947 and has since grown to include five states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana. For more information, visit www.nwcherries.com or www.wastatefruit.com.