Best Recipes Featuring Maraschino Cherries

Awesome Recipes Using Maraschino Cherries

Maraschino cherries are a beloved ingredient that has been used in a variety of cocktails, desserts, and even savory dishes for decades. These bright red cherries are typically preserved in a syrup made from Marasca cherries, which gives them a sweet and tangy flavor. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the best recipes featuring Maraschino cherries that you can try at home.

Shirley Temple Cocktail

The Shirley Temple is a classic mocktail that has been enjoyed by both children and adults for generations.

To make this refreshing drink, mix ginger ale, and lemon-lime soda in equal parts, then add a splash of grenadine syrup and a few Maraschino cherries. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Brownies

If you're looking for a decadent dessert, try these chocolate-covered cherry brownies.



  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter, vanilla, almond extract and eggs. Stir until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 28 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows over hot brownies. Bake an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Sprinkle chopped cherries on top of marshmallows. Cool completely.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  6. Drizzle melted chocolate over uncut brownies. Let stand until the chocolate is set. Cut into bars.


Ham and Pineapple Skewers

Maraschino cherries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of savory dishes, but they can add a unique flavor to certain recipes. For example, try adding them to ham and pineapple skewers. Simply thread chunks of ham and pineapple onto skewers, then add a Maraschino cherry to the end of each skewer. Grill or bake until the ham is cooked through, then serve as a tasty appetizer or main course.

Cherry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser, and adding Maraschino cherries to the recipe can take it to the next level.


  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp. maraschino cherry syrup or juice
  • 10 oz. maraschino cherries, minced


  1. Mix cream cheese and sugar
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix
  3. Pour into prepared pie crust
  4. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, or until set
  5. Once the cheesecake has cooled, top with whipped cream and more cherries for a beautiful and delicious dessert.

Cherry Limeade

For a refreshing summer drink, try making cherry limeade with Maraschino cherries. Mix lime juice, sugar, and water together in a pitcher, then add a few spoonfuls of Maraschino cherry syrup and stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lime and a few Maraschino cherries.


In conclusion, Maraschino cherries are a versatile ingredient that can add a unique flavor to a wide range of dishes. Whether you're making cocktails, desserts, or even savory dishes, there's sure to be a recipe featuring Maraschino cherries that you'll love. So why not give one of these recipes a try and see what all the fuss is about? Add those Maraschino Cherries to your cart the next time you shop online on Supermarket Italy's Italian and international grocery store and try them in these delicious recipes



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