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How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party. 

This post is commissioned for Jerte Picota Cherries.

Hello friends. Just one more day until my children break up from school for the Summer holidays. I cannot wait. Days out here, holidays there.

Not to mention picnics, BBQs and lots of fun in the garden. The diet can be put on hold! The Summer holidays are here.

Are you planning any garden parties this year?

BBQ’s or simply eating outside when its warm, alfresco style?

If so, I have a fun post to share with you today.

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party
How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

Over the last few weeks, I’ve teamed up with Jerte Picota Cherries to share a variety of recipes using their scrumptious cherries.

Today I am sharing some tips on How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party.

You do not need a good reason to have a garden party when you have a house full of children, family or friends, do you?

I love cherries and they bring back fond memories of Summers gone by.

As a child, my Grandma used to buy me cherries as a special treat as soon as they were in season.

She would have them behind her back and say if you can guess what I have bought you, you can have them. 

I must have guessed right as I used to run off into the garden and eat them under her weeping willow tree. Where no one could find me.

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

These tasty Jerte Picota Cherries are only available for six weeks each Summer So you have to be quick to get your hands on some.

1.) On Their Own:

Serve up these delicious cherries on their own. They are so bright and tasty so you do not need anything else with them. Wash and pop the cherries into your favourite serving bowls, add a cherry pitta and this will be the talking point of the conversation. Everyone who has not used one before will be dying to try it!

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

2.) Bake Them Into Scones:

Last week I baked up some yummy scones with a hint of cinnamon in them and they tasted delicious. You can find my recipe here: Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries or another scone recipe fromJerte Picota here:  Jerte Picota Cherry Scones.

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party
How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party
How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

3.) Granola with Greek yogurt, banana and Jerte Picota Cherry:

These have to be my favourite way of using the cherries so far. This Granola with Greek yogurt, banana and Jerte Picota Cherry recipe is so yummy and easy to make. You can simply adapt this recipe for more or fewer servings. What is not to love about this recipe?

How To Make Granola with Greek yogurt, banana and Jerte Picota Cherry:

Serves 3

You Will Need:

120g granola {I used pecan and maple crisp ones and picked out the pecans for the top of them}

150g Jerte Picota Cherry’s washed and stones removed

270 g Greek yogurt

1 large banana, peeled and sliced

A drizzle of honey or maple syrup optional

How To Make:

1.) Simple prepare all of your ingredients, as above and layer them into 3 serving glasses. Make thin layers or thick ones. Share out the ingredients evenly. Layer them all up the same or make them all different.

2.) Serve straight away for cover and pop in the fridge a few hours.

Eat that day.

If you have lots of food to make up for a garden party these Merguine Nests With Clotted Cream And  Jerte Picota Cherries are such a quick and easy treat to make and taste delicious.

4.) Merguine Nests With Clotted Cream And  Jerte Picota Cherries:

Makes 8

You Will Need:

1 A packet of ready-made meringue nests

A pot of clotted cream

250g packet of Jerte Picota Cherries plus a cherry pitter handy

How To Make:

1.) Simple pop them already on a plate and let your friends and family make them up when ready.

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party
How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

5.) Pop Jerte Picota Cherries Into A Fruit Cocktail:

I always remember hunting for the cherry in a fruit cocktail when I was small. Back then you had tinned fruit and you could only find one or two halves of cherries in them. Nowadays I love to fill my fruit cocktails with cherries!

Jerte Picota Cherries Fruit Cocktail:

Makes 4 china cupfuls

You Will Need:

250g Jerte Picota Cherries washed and stones removed and cut into halves

150g Strawberries, washed and cut into quarters

150g Green grapes washed

150g freshly sliced  pineapple, cut into chunks

Half of a lemon, juiced

Drizzle of honey, optional

What To Do:

1.) Simple prepare the ingredients as above, mix in a big bowl with the lemon juice added and pop into serving cups.

6.) Overnight Oats For Brunch:

These overnight oats are simple to adapt to make more and perfect for a garden brunch. These are easily prepared the night before so no rushing on the day.

Overnight Oats With Picota Cherry Fruit Compote.

Do you fancy popping on your best dest, getting out the china plates and teacups and hosting your very own  Jerte Picota Cherries Garden Party?

How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party

About The Jerte Picota Cherry:

The Jerte Picota Cherry is a special variety of cherry that is native to the beautiful Jerte Valley in Northern Extremadura, Spain, 200km west of Madrid. This area is famous for the incredible cherry blossom of more than a million trees that takes place each year.

It is a 100% natural product that follows a natural growing season, which is why the arrival of the Jerte Picota Cherry changes each year and why they are only available for six weeks each summer.

When the cherries are ready to be harvested at optimum ripeness, they are hand-picked off the trees, leaving the stalks behind, and placed into chestnut baskets. This is why they are sold without a stalk.

Jerte Picota Cherries are usually available from the end of June until the beginning of August in the UK, and they are expected to arrive in stores from the beginning of July, due to the cold winter this year.

The Jerte Picota Cherry is a P.D.O. Product (P.D.O. standing for Protected Designation of Origin) which certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality-controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley in Spain.

The Jerte Picota is not only unique from its P.D.O. status but also from its stalkless harvest and its shape, which has a slight peak to the base, hence the word ‘Picota’ means ‘peaked’.

Who would you treat a box of cherries too, so they can have fond memories of?

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52 responses to “How To Use Jerte Picota Cherries At A Garden Party”

  1. I love, love, love cherries and right now they are in season and so delicious! I love all of your recipe ideas above and love the fruit slad in the tea cups! Thanks for sharing about my favorite fruit ever! Oh… and they are so good for you!

  2. Becca Blogs It Out says:

    I love cherries. They’re my favourite fruit and I can’t resist a cherry scone with double cream… or a big slice of cherry Madeira… or cherry jam… you’ve got some great recipes here! Thanks! x

  3. Naomi says:

    I’ve never heard of this type of cherry! They sound delicious, and some of your recipe ideas sound amazing. I’ve never tried overnight oats but always thought they sounded like a great idea. Thanks for sharing x

  4. Ooh I love cherries! I love the idea of baking them in scones

  5. I do love cherries they really are the perfect summer time treat. I love them on their own but love the suggestions above too!

  6. Oh wow those all look AMAZING!!! I love cherries, they are such a delicious fruit and so versatile!

  7. I adore cherries! The season is frustratingly short, but makes you appreciate them all the more. Love the meringue nest idea, such a perfect summer dessert.

  8. All your ideas are amazing! I love fresh cherries and enjoy them more during the summer! I think it’s so nice to have them on the menu during summer/garden parties! I’d love to serve them as is but trying out different treats would be awesome too.

  9. Deserted_Queen says:

    I love cherries. Leave alone garden party I always love having them. Taking the recopr. Thank you hun..

  10. I love cherries and I like the sound of baking them into scones. I will try that.

  11. NafisahNK says:

    Cherries are my best fruit in the summer, the Jerte Picota Fruit Cocktail looks really delicious. I look forward to trying out some of these recipes. Thank you for sharing xx

  12. Mudpie Fridays says:

    My boys really love cherries. I especially like the look of the pitta, as I always worry my youngest will end up swallowing the pits. All the suggestions look brilliant, I think I will try out the nests for tea tonight x

  13. Emily Leary says:

    Oh you’ve made me hungry! Those scones look incredible and I love that pitting gadget.

  14. Rachel says:

    Ooo, some lovely recipe ideas here – I love the meringue one, and the granola sounds great.

  15. Elizabeth O says:

    Cherries are a gorgeous fruit. I love how versatile they are in dishes too as you showcased here. I am now craving a cherry scone!

  16. Everything On A Plate says:

    You have given us such a major cherry craving!!!
    How we wish we got good cherries around

  17. Kartika Nair says:

    Ah! That are some real delicious deserts that you prepared . I would love to make them all and impress my guests. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes.

  18. BattleMum says:

    You’ve got some great ideas there for serving cherries. I’d be very happy to try them all at a party! I’ve just bought some cherries in my shopping and they are delicious

  19. I’m a huge cherry fan! Love the vibrant color and of course flavor! Your ideas are fabulous!

  20. Wendy says:

    So many ways to eat cherries!! I actually never ever buy these but think I migt get some to see if the boys like them, love the sound of that granola and the meringue nests loook incredible xx

  21. This is so cute. Cherries are so delicious to have

  22. I never thought to use cherries in food before, now I really want to try these out!

  23. chickenruby says:

    some fab recipes on here, especially like the sound of the cherry scones #pocolo

  24. Ruth says:

    Such lovely recipes, I could eat them all

  25. Tubbs says:

    This post reminds me about how much I miss the glorious summer we had! What lovely looking cherries – but no more until next year now #PoCoLo

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