As you can see, I have a great set of cute chubby toddler hands to help me once the spring and summer harvests begin. We always love when the cherries come on. Then we know summer is n full swing, we can't wait.
One of my favorite and one of the easiest cherry recipes I go to over and over again is Peggy's Caramelized Lavender Cherries. Whenever Peggy teaches her classes about Lavender, she is surprised how many people have never experienced lavender in the culinary sense. If you have never had a dish with a hint of lavender in it. Your missing a great flavor sensation. You should try these caramelized lavender cherries the next time your cherries are ready to be picked!
1/4 cup butter
3 Tbs packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp culinary lavender
2 cups pitted cherries
1 squeeze of juice from a fresh lemon
The directions couldn't be more simple.
Melt your butter in large frying pan over medium heat. Add your packed brown sugar, culinary lavender (you can buy ours HERE), add your cherries, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Simmer until the cherries are warm. Spoon over anything! We love this served over pound cake or ice cream. So easy and it feels so fancy.