Cherries are flooding the supermarkets near me, for under $2 a pound. They’re one of the many things that I look forward to in summertime. Last weekend, we put a homebrewed sweet/sour cherry beer into secondary fermentation – should be ready next week. Made with 3 lbs of sweet roasted Bing cherries, and 3 lbs of sour Morello  cherries. Excited to try it is an understatement. I’ve also been baking up plenty of sweet treats in the kitchen with these little gems – including, but not limited to, this fabulous ice cream and these delectable brownies!

A rich, fudgy brownie studded with juicy roasted cherries? I was sold on these the day last August when Annie posted them – but, cherries were back up to $5/lb at that point, and I resolved to put it off until next summer. Well, here we are my friends. I can safely tell you that these brownies are worth the wait. Hell, they’re so good – it’s worth paying $5 per pound for the cherries! I made them for a girls night last weekend, and they were a hit. I originally planned to serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, but they were so rich and decadent – I didn’t even bother. Make these, now!


  1. Posted July 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM | Permalink

    I have a ton of cherries in the fridge, looks like these brownies are in my future.

  2. Posted July 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM | Permalink

    Oh! I see a baking day in my future 😀
    Y U M!!!!!!!

  3. Posted July 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

    Holy moly these look awesome! I just bought some cherries and might have to make your recipe this weekend!

  4. Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

    What perfect brownies, I love how thick and fudgy they are!

  5. Posted July 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    WOW! That picture is beautiful! Anything doughy and fudgy is right up my alley:)) And roasting the cherries beforehand is such a great idea! I wanna try that with pancakes!

  6. Posted July 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Permalink

    Wow!! These look good. Top of my to do list.

  7. Posted July 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM | Permalink

    Hi! what an interesting combination kind of like a black forest brownie! I’m wondering is it possible to use presserved or canned cherries? we have cherries here but they are quite expensive any time of the year.

  8. Posted July 14, 2012 at 7:35 AM | Permalink

    Hey I never heard of roasting cherries before. And cherries under $2 a pound, now that is amazing! And no lie I just looked over at a store circular and this week they have cherries for $1.99 a pound!

  9. Posted July 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM | Permalink

    Oh goodness! I love that juicy cherry right in the center of that brownie!

    I think I missed the window for cheap cherries out here. They were $1.99/lb a few weeks ago but now they’re back up to $5. Bleh.

  10. Posted July 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM | Permalink

    This is exciting! I have just stumbled upon a homemade sour cherry jam and I have a bunch left of really delicious cherries waiting to be transformed into another treat. This is the first time I will ever try roasting cherries. I am sure this will be wonderful, I am a brownie fan as well.

  11. Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM | Permalink

    So glad you enjoyed these! I’m totally craving brownies now. Well, let’s face it, I’m pretty much always craving brownies.

  12. Irene
    Posted July 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    This recipe is fantastic! I made these and immediately needed to make 2 more batches. It’s a good way to use my Evans sour cherries and the combination of cherries and chocolate is so tasty.

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