#HotSummerEats: Balsamic Roasted Cherries Over Burrata #sponsor


I love cherry season. And when we aren't eating them by the handful, I'm usually trying to come up with savory ways to eat them. Remember...I don't have much of a sweet tooth. For this last day of Hot Summer Eats, I'm sharing a relatively simple, cherry-laden appetizer.


Casabella, one of our event sponsors, sent me a cherry-pitter. So, I gave it a whirl. You can win one of your own, and two other Casabella kitchen gadgets,  at the giveaway.

Ingredients
Roasted Cherries4 C fresh cherries1 T organic raw turbinado sugar1 t Caribeque's Island Thyme Herb Seasoning*2 T aged balsamic vinegar1 t lemon zest 4 crushed cloves of garlic1 T olive oil
To Serve
burratacrackersolive oilsalt
Procedure
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Pit your cherries. We did a pit-off between our new pitter, our old pitter, and a stainless steel straw!


Place cherries in a bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients.


Spoon the cherries onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.


Roast in the 450 degree F oven until the cherries start to look wrinkled and the juices start to thicken, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.


To serve, place your burrata on a plate. Spoon the roasted cherries over the top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkling with salt.


Serve with crackers.


Thanks, Casabella and Caribeque* - just two of our #HotSummerEats sponsors - for ingredients used in this recipe. You can find Casabella: on the web , on facebook, and on twitter. You can find Caribeque: on the web, on facebook, on twitter, and on instagram.


*Full Disclosure: I received a cherry pitter from Casabella and Island Thyme Herb Seasoning Blend by Caribeque for participating in #HotSummerEats. Feel free to use whatever you have on-hand. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.


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