Friday, June 18, 2010

Cherry Chutney Crostini w/ Goat Cheese & Sage

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It's that time of year again, when my friend Martha delivers the mother load of freshly picked Bing cherries to my door.

It is a beautiful thing having 5 lbs of gorgeous ripe cherries, but try pitting all of them to make chutney.

No good deed goes unpunished.



I set myself up outside on a chair with 2 bowls, one for the cherries and one for the pits.



I put a full length apron on and use a cherry pitter, but the red juice still gets everywhere.



After I am done, I am ready for the nut house and it looks like a bloody massacre all over my patio.


(this is only 1/4 of the pitted cherries!)

I made my annual batch of cherry chutney and paired it with some herb goat cheese and fresh sage from my garden.

If you have the time, have a lot of cherries and a lot of patience, then I highly recommend this!



11 comments:

Julie said...

Stacey! that looks heavenly!Heavenly!

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Ciao Chow Linda said...

I am just imagining the fabulous flavor of that chutney combined with the cheese and sage and wishing I had a neighbor who gave me 5 lbs. of cherries. It's worth the stained hands. Can you process the jars in a hot water bath and have them all winter?

The Japanese Redneck said...

I might have to try this but sub in Plums. We have a second wave of them coming in soon and I don't want to waste them.

Looks great.

lisa said...

I like pitting cherries, not cleaning up after, but the pitting is fun. And, cherries with goat cheese is so good. Your chutney sounds fantastic!

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

wow, what a lot of work! but the end result looks divine!!

GarlicBOSS said...

Your cherry chutney recipe sounds delicious and easy to make just mix and boil. The hardest part looks like measuring the ingredients correctly. Obviously, I will be trying this as is and another version with bread rubbed with garlic

Nicisme said...

That looks amazing - I adore fresh cherries and this is something else to do with them!

Amy said...

Wow - this looks amazing. We just finished the big tub of cherries from costco (since I don't have a friend to bring fresh ones to me) - and I think I may be making a run back there this weekend for more so I can try this! Sage & goat cheese is one of my favorite combos - this looks divine!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm picturing you with your apron on and the juice squirting all over the place, aaaah but it's worth it, look how good that looks!

tasteofbeirut said...

I have been eating cherries all week with clotted cream and I love your crostini with the goat cheese! You are giving me yet another idea on how to eat my beloved cherries.

kat said...

I'm so jealous of those cherries!