Cherry and Chocolate Meringue Dessert

How can anyone resist a bowl of lovely cherries? This simple dessert can be made in a flash - Meringue nests and whipped cream topped with fresh cherries and drizzled with melted chocolate.  

Cherry and Chocolate Meringue Dessert

Did you know that tomorrow July 16th is National Cherry Day? Cherries are so nice to eat but the pesty stone inside does make them a bit messy. However, the new Cherry/Olive Pitter from OXO Good-Grips makes it a doddle to remove cherry stones without mess, making them so much nicer to eat and ready form some sort of dessert or make a sauce.

Here are a couple of pictures I've taken showing the Cherry Pitter in action:

Cherry Pitter

Remove the stem from a cherry and pop it into the holder - stem side up. Press down to remove the stone.
Cherry Pitter by OXO

The OXO Good-Grips Cherry Pitter also works on large cherries too. Once you've finished just remove the splatter shield by twisting to clean. Dishwasher safe but it really isn't necessary, hot sudsy water will do the trick.

Why Cherries are Good for You - text from The Guardian Online:
Anthocyanins in cherries appear to have a marked anti-inflammatory action. Specifically, these compounds seem to be highly effective in treating gout, a condition that causes painful swelling in joints. Last year, a Boston Medical Center study reported that eating cherries reduces gout attacks by 35%. Cherries are also one of the few food sources of the hormone melatonin, which regulates sleep patterns. A study published in 2011 in the European Journal of Nutrition, reported that eating tart montmorency (or morello) cherries significantly raised levels of melatonin and improved sleep. Compared to most other fruits, cherries are low in sugar, which makes them an ideal choice for people who want to lose weight.

To find out more about the Cherry/Olive Pitter and their other great products pop over to the OXO Good-Grips website.

Celebrate National Cherry day and have a go at this dessert!
  Cherry and Chocolate Meringue Dessert

Many thanks to Zara and OXO Good-Grips for sending me this product to review.

Disclaimer: All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.


  1. You are good to yourself Jan and it does look wickedly good. Like the gadget too!

  2. Cherry and chocolate is such a lush flavour combo! I've missed our local crop of cherries as the birds got there first - gutted!

  3. I recently sent hours pitting cherries with a bottle and straw! Uuuugh!

  4. Any dessert with cherries and chocolate are an automatic win in my book!

  5. If only every day could be cherry day. My cherry stoner is on its last legs so maybe time for a change...


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