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Fresh Cherry Slice Recipe

Updated on June 1, 2013
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This is a delicious, definitely decadent recipe made with fresh cherries and is very simple to make. It's quite rich, so you don't eat too much at one time and it keeps very well in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I have to confess I haven't made this recipe myself but I have tasted it and it's very, very nice.

Cherries can be expensive to buy but it's worth it for the fresh fruit taste and of course, if you buy them in season they're much cheaper. Even better if you've got your own cherry tree. You can however substitute the cherries with apricots or other fruits.

Ripe Cherry Delight


1-1/2 cups ripe cherries

1-1/2 cups desiccated coconut

1-1/2 cups shredded coconut

½ can sweetened condensed milk

100g copha

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  • Pip and halve cherries- lightly stew with half cup water ( approx 4 min Microwave)
  • Pour off juice.
  • Melt copha
  • Mix coconut in bowl with cherries and add condensed milk while mixing
  • Add melted copha last, mixing in well.

Presentation: You can either pat the ingredients into a square shallow cake tin and chill for at least 1 hour before cutting, or

Put ingedients onto a 30cm square piece of silicone oven paper or wax paper and roll into a 5cm roll - chill for at least 1 hour before cutting.

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Cherry Trees

I never realised just how beautiful cherry trees are until I got up close and personal to one. Not only do they have sweet blossoms but when the blossom is gone, the leaves which emerge are a particularly nice green and when the red cherries are ripe against the green leaves and there's a blue sky and the sun is shining...well, it's spectacular.

A friend of mine has a magnificent one and those are his cherries in the photographs, picked straight from the tree. The cherries are ripening up nicely at the moment as it's late Spring here in Australia and soon I'll be driving over there for my yearly cherry gorge. I hope he's not reading this because he'd be horrified to know how many I actually stuff in my mouth while he kindly allows me to *pick some cherries*...two for the basket, six for my mouth. I just can't resist them.

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Cherry Trivia

  • The word cherry comes from the Turkish town of Cerasus
  • A fleshy stone fruit, the cherry comes from plants of the genus Prunus and has been cultivated for thousands of years
  • Cherries are a good source of vitamin C and K, potassium, manganese, magnesium and copper. They also contain anthocyanin, a red pigment which acts as an antioxidant
  • Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre on the 17th January, 1904
  • Cherry as a girl's first name, reached a peak of popularity in the 1940s


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    • Jane Bovary profile image

      Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      It IS nice...thanks.

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      Karen N 6 years ago from United States

      I've never had cherry slice before but it looks really good!

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      Jill 6 years ago

      I love cherries. I just found a free tart cherry recipe book from Traverse Bay Farms. I downloaded it from their website. It has some great cherry recipes in it.

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      Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Thanks Truckstop Sally. Yes, they're definitely synonymous with Spring for me too.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Wow! What a delicious hub - info and recipe. Cherries are the epitome of spring and harvest. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Hi oliversmum,

      Since I haven't actually made it myself, I hope it works out!It does really taste great. Nice to see you here and thanks for the lovely comment.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Jane Bovary. Hi. Wow this Recipe looks great.

      Easy to make, My mouth is watering just looking at it.

      I have put it in my Recipe collection already.

      You did make me smile, when talking about Cherry Picking, well you do have to make sure that each one you pick is ready to eat, that's what I have always believed.:)

      Thanks for sharing this delicious Recipe with us. Voted up.:) :)

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Hey Rod, you're right about those country cherries. The ones out my way are just about ripe and they're really beautiful. I remember the first time I ate corn, grown from someone's garden, as opposed to the supermarket - I couldn't believe the taste difference. It's like I'd never really eaten it before.

      I think you must be right about plays...they're designed to be performed aren't they?

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      Rod Marsden 7 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      Not bad Jane.

      The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is given a role in the pilot episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. It is in fact the first article written by Clark for the Daily Planet. An old actress is on stage in a theater that is about to be demolished by a wrecking ball. Clark wrecks the wrecker with his heat vision thus buying the actress some time. She wants to say goodbye to her theater before it is no more. Her favorite play is The Cherry Orchard and she performs a portion of the play before leaving. Clark listens and later asks questions and thus he gets his article. It is a touching moment in the pilot. Personally I prefer Anton's shorter plays to The Cherry Orchard but, then again, I have only read it and seen it as a film. I have not seen it performed on stage. Plays really have to be seen performed on stage to make any real judgment about them.

      Around about this time of year cherries would be available at places such as Dubbo and Wellington in NSW. After spending six months at Wellington some years ago I am rather spoilt. I tend to shake my head sadly at supermarket cherries and want the kind of cherries you can get in the country.

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Ah yes Micky...a lethal recipe indeed!

      Cheers and thanks

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Awesomely beautiful dessert! I'd have to ride my bike a hundred miles. That's because I'd eat too much! Thank you Jane.

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Brilliant Moxyl, I hope you enjoy it...(you will!).Thanks for the comment.

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      Moxyl 7 years ago from Global Village

      wow this looks absolutely delicious! Gonna make this coming Sunday when my friends are coming!