sour cherry


Definition of sour cherry 

: a widely cultivated cherry (Prunus cerasus) that has a round crown and bright red to almost black soft-fleshed acid fruits also : the fruit

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Sharbats, sparkling coolers flavored with sour cherry, ginger or mint and cucumber, are also served in the fairly simple, narrow room with white brick walls and an open kitchen. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 Desserts include mini rum pineapple upside down cake, peach melba panna cotta parfait, sour cherry mousse cake, and mango kulfi. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 Pineapple, raspberries, nectarines and sour cherries all have enough acidity to zip up the heavy molasses flavor and texture of brown sugar. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Tart Solution for Sweet Crumb Cake," 20 Apr. 2018 Mar-a-Lago 2018 contains amusingly golf-ball-size notes of sour cherries, intermingled with predominant notes of private-plane fuselage, grass clippings, and Florida lemons. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "Tasting Notes for a Teetotalling President," 17 Apr. 2018 Makes 4 generous servings Garnish options: Sweetened lingonberries Fresh berries or sweetened sour cherriesIn a mixing bowl using a wire whisk, combine eggs and milk. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Al Johnson's brings the restaurant's products to your home, but its famous goats stay back in Door County," 30 Jan. 2018 Raisins or dried sour cherries are acceptable, if less tingly, substitutes. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "12 Essential Middle Eastern Ingredients and Where to Buy Them Online," 5 Feb. 2018 Quick and easy, this recipe for pickled sour cherries is also a bit unexpected. Country Living, "Pickled Sour Cherries," 14 May 2011 Schmidt and Puente will mix doughnut dough on their big work table, folding and chopping well-drained, sweetened sour cherries into it. Polly Campbell,, "Thing-a-lings: The whole story of the cherry fritters, the Washington's birthday tradition," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sour cherry

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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