13 Delightful Sour Cherry Dessert Recipes

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Your options when it comes to sour cherry dessert recipes are nearly limitless.

You can use sour cherries to make cheesecakes, fruit bars, pies and a number of different no-bake desserts.

After scouring Pinterest for the best sour cherry dessert recipes, I’ve managed to narrow down the list to 13 entries.

A few of the desserts are originally made with sweet cherries in mind, but you can easily substitute them with sour cherries.

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13 Sour Cherry Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars

These chocolate chip cherry bars are the embodiment of a simple, yet delightful dessert treat.

All you need to whip a batch of them is a few eggs, some butter, brown sugar, vanilla and flour.

They’re ready in no more than half an hour and you can make them as gooey or firm as you like by simply adjusting the baking time.

Check the recipe at: Averie Cooks

Cherry Crumb Pie

A single bite is all you need to fall in love with this flaky Cherry Crumb Pie.

Even though the original recipe is made with sweet cherries, you can easily substitute them with their sour counterparts.

Most of the ingredients for the pie crust are what you might typically expect, with the exception of almond extract which really makes the flavor of the pie shine.

Check the recipe at: My Gorgeous Recipes

Red Tart Cherry Pie Bars

These Red Tart Cherry Pie Bars consist of only two elements and can be made in a matter of minutes.

Whipping a batch is as simple as a child’s play and involves making a shortbread crust and boiling the cherries until they thicken.

Once done, you simply divide the crust into two parts and spread the cherry pie filling in between.

Get the recipe at: Tart Cherry Pie Bars

German Cherry Cheesecake

This authentic German Cherry Cheesecake recipe requires little to no effort to make and is made with a few simple ingredients.

Simply line a springform with shortcrust pastry and fill it with some vanilla pudding and sour cream.

If you’re not fond of sour cream, you can substitute it with a soft cheese such as mascarpone, creme fraiche or cream cheese.

Check the recipe at: Cinnamon and Coriander

No Bake Cherry Dump Cake

If you’re looking for a no-hassle dessert with sour cherries, then this No Bake Dump Cake is perfect for you.

Even though the original recipe is made with cherry pie filling, you can easily swap them out with a can of fresh cherries.

Apart from the sour cherries, the cake is made of layers of angel food cake, sour cream, pudding and a whipped topping.

Check the recipe at: Bitzngiggles

No bake Chocolate Cherry Dessert

This no bake cherry dessert features layers of cream cheese and chocolate topped off with crumbled Oreo cookies.

It’s perfect for anyone who’s looking for a more unconventional cherry dessert that has a deep chocolaty flavor.

Don’t mind the fact that the original recipe is made with cherry pie filling. You can substitute it with canned sour cherries that will lend you pretty much the same result.

Check the recipe at: Sweet Ordeal

Easy No-Bake Cherry Delight

Graham cracker crust topped with a cream cheese mixture and finished with a cherry pie filling.

Naturally, you can swap the cherry pie filling with canned sour cherries or sour cherry jam without much of a difference in terms of taste.

The great thing about this dessert is that it’s extremely easy to make and it can easily be frozen ahead of time.

Check recipe at: All Our Way

Sour Cherry Pudding

This simple pudding recipe has a crunchy golden brown crust and is jam packed with sour cherries.

The center has a spongy cake-like texture which can be eaten straight off with a spoon.

It’s also extremely simple to make and can be served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top or on the side.

Get recipe at: The Gourmet Larder

Classic Sour Cherry Pie

There’s no better way to spend a hot summer evening than sharing a piece of fruit pie with your loved ones.

With this Classic Sour Cherry Pie you’ll be able to do just that and even top it off with some cold ice cream.

Sure, making the crust does require a little bit of leg work, but it’s totally worth it.

Check the recipe at: Olivia’s Cuisine

Sour Cherry Almond Bars

These chewy, nutty cherry almond bars are the perfect companion for your morning cup of Joe.

The recipe yields a total of 20 bars which you can easily grab and eat on the go.

The bars are made from a simple dough of butter, eggs and flour, which is intermixed with rolled oats, sliced almonds and sour cherry jam.

Check the recipe at: The View from Great Island

Summertime Sour Cherry Crisp

This summertime sour cherry crisp is probably one of the easiest desserts you can whip up in a hurry.

Simply mix the cherries with some flour and brown sugar in a bowl and combine the flour and oats in another bowl.

Once done, you sprinkle the butter into the oats mixture and bake into a preheated oven for half an hour.

If you want to add some additional flavor, you can scoop a ball of ice cream or whipped cream on top.

Check the recipe at: The Salty Pot

Sour Cherry Brownies

If you’re looking for a brownie recipe with a twist, then these Sour Cherry Brownies will be right up your alley.

They strike the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors in a fudgy package that will melt in your mouth.

The recipe yields a total of 16 brownies which is more than plenty unless you serve them at a party.

You can also skip the eggs altogether by making your own eggless brownie mix. To see how to do this check my eggless brownie mix recipe.

Check recipe at: Tina and Thyme

Sour Cherry Cake

This sour cherry cake might be last, but it certainly doesn’t compare any worse than any of the other desserts on this list.

Sure, it does lack a bit in terms of its presentation, but its light texture and rich taste compensate for this.

Not to mention that it’s also quite easy to make. All you need to do is whip up the batter, pour it in a baking pan and sprinkle the cherries on top.

Check the recipe at: Frugal Farm Wife

Wrapping up

Sour cherries are a great pick if you want to make a light summertime dessert. I hope the entries on this list have managed to suit your hunger and you’ve found what you’re looking for.

If you want to check some other dessert recipes you can hop on to the recipe guides section.

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