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Cherries in Honor of George Washington's Birthday

Updated on January 30, 2019
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Whether you are honoring George Washington on February 22 on his actual birthday or on President's Day on February 18, you will love these easy cherry recipes.

Use one or more of the following easy cherry recipes that are dedicated to George Washington who is said to have chopped down a cherry tree and later confessed, "Father, I cannot tell a lie." The recipes are easy and the results are really good. "I cannot tell a lie."

George Washington, First President of the United States, February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799 (aged 67)
George Washington, First President of the United States, February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799 (aged 67) | Source

I do not profess to be a good cook, but I must admit even I can get the desired results from these recipes because they are just that simple.

Whether you choose to make cherries jubilee, cherry cobbler, cherry fluff cake or cherry wine and cherry aspic, you will find that whatever you make will satisfy your family's sweet tooth.

Cherries Jubilee
Cherries Jubilee | Source

Cherries Jubilee

Ingredients
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
1 can (1 lb.) pitted black bing cherries
2 strips orange peel
1 strip lemon peel
1/2 cup warm cognac
1 quart vanilla ice cream

Mix cornstarch and sugar in a medium-size saucepan. Drain 1 cup syrup from the can of cherries and stir into cornstarch mixture. Drop in orange and lemon peels. Cook, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Discard peels and add cherries. Transfer to a chafing dish and carry to the table. Add warm cognac and blaze with a match. Ladle flaming over bowls of vanilla ice cream.

Now wasn't that an easy cherry recipe?

Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie | Source

Cherry Pie or Cobbler

Ingredients
6 cups pitted tart red cherries
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup quick cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 package piecrust mix
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Place cherries in a large bowl, sprinkle with sugar tapioca, lemon rind, and salt. Toss lightly to mix. Let stand while making pastry. Prepare piecrust mix, following label directions. Spoon cherry mixture into a 6-cup shallow baking dish, dot with butter or margarine. Cover with pastry; fold edge under, flush with rim, flute to make a pretty edge. Bake in a 425 degree oven. Cool at least an hour and serve with plain ice cream, if desired.

Now wasn't that an easy cherry recipe?

Cherry Fluff Cake

Ingredients
1 package 8-inch angel food cake mix
1 can cherry pie filling
1 package creamy cherry frosting mix

Bake or buy an angel food cake. Trim a 1-inch thick slice from top of cake; set aside. Hollow out cake by cutting a deep circle around to about 3/4 inch from the center hole. Loosen piece at the bottom with a fork and lift out leaving a shell; place the shell on a serving plate. Spoon cherry pie filling into shell; replace top slice. Prepare creamy cherry frosting mix with butter or margarine and water, following label directions. Frost cake; chill. Cut into wedges. Serve plain or with whipped cream.

Now wasn't that an easy cherry recipe?

Wine and Cherry Aspic
Wine and Cherry Aspic

Wine and Cherry Aspic

Ingredients
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2-4 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 3/4 cups white or red wine, sherry or port, fruit juice or a mixture of these
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups pitted black cherries

Thoroughly mix the gelatin, sugar, and salt. Add 1/2 cup of the chosen liquid and stir over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved. Add the remaining liquid, including the lemon juice, and refrigerate until the mixture has the consistency of unbeaten egg white. Then fold in the cherries. Turn into a well-oiled 3-cup mold, or 6 individual molds, and refrigerate until the aspic is firm.

Now wasn't that an easy cherry recipe?

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Your Own Cherry Dessert

Perhaps you have your own choice for a cherry dessert. If so, feel free to honor George Washington on his celebrated birthday by preparing any cherry dessert for you and your family.

Whatever dessert you decide to make, you will be a big hit with your family. They will say it is delicious. More than likely, it will not be a lie.

If you do decide not to prepare a dessert, take some cherries to work for your lunch.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      9 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Dian'swords4u: Go on and use one of these easy cherry recipes today. I don't cook that much, but I might eat something cherry in honor of George Washington. Since I'm busy, it might be a strawberry milkshake from McDonald's later today. Now, that's easy!

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      9 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Dian'swords4u: Go on and use one of these easy cherry recipes today. I don't cook that much, but I might eat something cherry in honor of George Washington. Since I'm busy, it might be a strawberry milkshake from McDonald's later today. Now, that's easy!

    • Dian'swords4u profile image

      Dian'swords4u 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Those were excellent recipes. I cook and I have made some of these and they are very good. You made me very hungry. Thanks for your hub

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      9 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Dave, I'm not one for cooking that much, but even I can make good use of these easy recipes.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      9 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I'm so glad I can enjoy any and all of these recipes thank you.

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