Cherry Valentine Recipe - A Sweet and Tangy Dish for Any Occasion

Cherry Valentine

Cherry Valentine Recipe - A Sweet and Tangy Dish for Any Occasion
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Cherry Valentine
Cherry Valentine

Cherry Valentine is a delightful and refreshing dessert that is perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion. This creamy and fruity custard is bursting with the flavors of fresh cherries and peaches, making it a sweet treat that is sure to impress your loved ones.


The Cherry Valentine recipe is a modern twist on the classic custard dessert. It combines the sweetness of cherries and peaches with the tangy flavor of orange juice to create a unique and delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion.


How to prepare

  1. Place cherries and peaches in a blender along with orange juice.
  2. Blend the mixture at medium speed until it becomes creamy.
  3. Pour the creamy mixture into custard glasses.
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange wedge and a whole cherry.
  5. Serve immediately. Alternatively, refrigerate the custard glasses with tight covers for storage. The custard will stay fresh for 3 to 5 days.


  • Substitute the peaches with strawberries or raspberries for a different flavor.
  • Add a splash of almond extract for a nutty flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use ripe and juicy cherries and peaches for the best flavor.

- Blend the fruit mixture until it is smooth and creamy for a silky texture.

- Garnish each custard glass with an orange wedge and a whole cherry for a beautiful presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cherry Valentine as a light and refreshing dessert after a romantic dinner. Pair it with a glass of champagne for an extra special touch.

Cooking Techniques

Blending, garnishing

Ingredient Substitutions

Use canned cherries and peaches if fresh fruit is not available.

- Substitute orange juice with apple juice for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Cherry Valentine can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cherry Valentine in elegant custard glasses and garnish with fresh fruit for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cherry Valentine with a glass of champagne or a sweet dessert wine for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Cherry Valentine in the refrigerator with tight covers for up to 3 to 5 days. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cherry Valentine contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Cherry Valentine contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cherry Valentine contains approximately 1 gram of fat.


Each serving of Cherry Valentine contains approximately 1 gram of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cherry Valentine is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.


Cherry Valentine may contain allergens such as dairy and tree nuts.


Cherry Valentine is a low-fat and low-calorie dessert that is rich in vitamins and minerals.


Cherry Valentine is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any special occasion. With its creamy texture and fruity flavors, this dessert is sure to impress your loved ones.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that overcame me when I found this recipe for Cherry Valentine in an old, worn cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother. The pages were yellowed with age, and the handwriting was faded, but the words on the page spoke to me in a way that I couldn't ignore.

I had always been drawn to the kitchen, even as a young girl. I loved watching my mother and grandmother cook, absorbing their knowledge and techniques like a sponge. But as I grew older, I yearned to carve out my own culinary path, to create dishes that were uniquely mine. And when I stumbled upon the recipe for Cherry Valentine, I knew that this was my chance to do just that.

The recipe itself was simple, yet elegant. A delicate sponge cake, flavored with almond extract and filled with a luscious cherry compote. The finishing touch was a cloud of whipped cream and a scattering of toasted almonds. It sounded like the perfect dessert to impress my family and friends with.

But as I read through the instructions, I realized that this recipe was more than just a list of ingredients and steps. It was a story, a journey through time and tradition. The notes in the margins told of my great-grandmother's love for baking, her meticulous attention to detail, and her passion for creating beautiful, delicious desserts.

I knew then that I had to learn how to make Cherry Valentine. I wanted to honor my great-grandmother's memory by recreating her recipe with the same care and dedication that she had put into it. And so, I set out on a quest to master this dessert, to make it my own, and to pass it down to future generations.

I started by gathering the ingredients – fresh cherries, almond extract, flour, sugar, eggs, and cream. I sourced the best quality ingredients I could find, knowing that the key to a successful dish lies in the quality of the components. I prepared my kitchen, setting out my mixing bowls, measuring cups, and pans. I tied my apron around my waist, feeling a sense of purpose and excitement building within me.

As I began to bake, I felt my great-grandmother's presence in the room with me. I could almost hear her voice guiding me through each step, offering advice and encouragement. I followed the recipe with reverence, measuring each ingredient with precision, folding the batter gently, and simmering the cherries slowly until they were tender and sweet.

Finally, the moment of truth arrived. I assembled the layers of sponge cake and cherry compote, topping it off with billowy whipped cream and a shower of toasted almonds. The finished Cherry Valentine looked like a work of art, a masterpiece that I had created with my own hands. I couldn't wait to taste it and share it with my loved ones.

As I took the first bite, the flavors exploded on my tongue – the tartness of the cherries, the richness of the cake, the hint of almond in the background. It was perfect, a symphony of tastes and textures that danced across my palate. I closed my eyes, savoring the moment, feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment wash over me.

And as I shared the Cherry Valentine with my family and friends, I knew that I had accomplished my goal. I had learned the recipe, mastered the technique, and created a dish that was truly special. But more than that, I had connected with my great-grandmother in a way that I had never thought possible. I had walked in her footsteps, tasted her legacy, and felt her love surrounding me like a warm embrace.

And so, the recipe for Cherry Valentine became more than just a dessert. It became a link to the past, a bridge between generations, and a reminder of the power of food to connect us all. I will continue to make this dish, to share it with others, and to keep my great-grandmother's memory alive through the flavors and aromas that fill my kitchen. For in the act of cooking and sharing, we keep our loved ones close, weaving their stories into the fabric of our own lives. And so, the recipe for Cherry Valentine will live on, a tribute to the past and a gift to the future.


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