Tart cherries (scientific name Prunus cerasus) are also called sour cherries. They are best known as a key ingredient in desserts; most importantly, the cherry pie. However, tart cherries are also delicious in preserves, main courses, salads, side dishes and beverage.
Tart cherries are very juicy and pleasantly acidic, making them superior for cooking compared to their sweet cherry relative.
Tart cherries are classified into major groupings, morello and amarelle. Amarelle cherries, such as Montmorency, only have red pigment in the fruit skin while the fruit flesh is clear. Marello cherries, such as Balaton have red pigment in the fruit skin and thoughout the flesh.
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