Summer is here and that means one thing: our favorite fruits have finally arrived. Since they'll only be around for the next couple of months, it's our responsibility to get our fill before they disappear again (or at least, that's the way we like to look at it). And while we're fans of all the fruits out there, there's something truly special about cherries -- and all the recipes you can make with them.

It might have something to do with the cherry's small size, making them so easy to snack on (and just all around cute). Or maybe it's because these little fruits hold just as much flavor as the biggest of peaches. Whatever the case may be, we think you should take advantage with as many cherry recipes as you can make.

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  • Fall Stone Fruit Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2012/09/fall-stone-fruit-cake.html" target="_blank">Fall Stone Fruit Cake recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Fresh Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/08/04/fresh-cherry-and-goat-cheese-crostini/" target="_blank">Fresh Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Warm Chocolate Cakes With Brandied Cherries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/warm-chocolate-cakes-with_n_1058777.html" target="_hplink">Warm Chocolate Cakes with Brandied Cherries and Mascarpone Cream recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Covered Bourbon Soaked Cherries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/20722-chocolate-covered-bourbon-soaked-cherries" target="_blank">Chocolate Covered Bourbon Soaked Cherries recipe</a> by Jackie Dodd</strong>

  • Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/07/chocolate-cherry-ice-cream-sandwiches.html" target="_blank">Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.raspberricupcakes.com/2012/02/chocolate-chip-cherry-cheesecake.html" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake recipe</a> by Raspberri Cupcakes</strong>

  • Roasted Cherry Chocolate Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/06/29/roasted-cherry-chocolate-tart/" target="_blank">Roasted Cherry Chocolate Tart recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Raspberry & White Cherry Yogurt Pops

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/07/raspberry-white-cherry-yogurt-pops.html" target="_blank">Raspberry & White Cherry Yogurt Pops recipe </a>by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Grilled Cherry Sour

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2012/08/the-remedy.html" target="_blank">Grilled Cherry Sour recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Swiss Black Forest Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.novicehousewife.com/2010/12/21/swiss-black-forest-cake/" target="_blank">Swiss Black Forest Cake recipe</a> by The Novice Housewife</strong>

  • Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiemisadventures.com/2012/06/cherry-dark-chocolate-chunk-brownies.html" target="_blank">Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies recipe </a>by The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie</strong>

  • Over-the-Top Cherry Jam

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/over-the-top-cherry-jam_n_1061389.html" target="_hplink">Over-the-Top Cherry Jam recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Cherry Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.stephsbitebybite.com/2012/09/10/chocolate-cherry-cake/" target="_blank">Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe</a> by Steph's Bite by Bite</strong>

  • Cherry Buttermilk Cupcakes with Cherry Buttercream Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html" target="_blank">Cherry Buttermilk Cupcakes with Cherry Buttercream Frosting recipe </a>by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Cherry Almond Torte

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/5294-cherry-almond-torte" target="_blank">Cherry Almond Torte recipe</a> by Rikva via Food52</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Ganache and Sea Salt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.curlygirlkitchen.com/2012/09/dark-chocolate-cherry-brownies-with.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Ganache and Sea Salt recipe</a> by Curly Girl Kitchen</strong>

  • Vanilla Zabaglione With Cherries And Raspberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/vanilla-zabaglione-with-r_n_1058768.html" target="_hplink">Vanilla Zabaglione with Cherries And Raspberries recipe</a></strong>

  • Cherry Frozen Yogurt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cherry_frozen_yogurt/" target="_blank">Cherry Frozen Yogurt recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Black Forest Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/06/10/black-forest-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Black Forest Cupcakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • IPA Cherry Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thebeeroness.com/2012/10/25/ipa-cherry-tart/" target="_blank">IPA Cherry Tart recipe</a> by The Beeroness</strong>

  • Cherry-Berry Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cherry-berry-pie_n_1058284.html" target="_hplink">Cherry-Berry Pie recipe</a></strong>

  • Cherry Clafoutis

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cherry-clafoutis_n_1061270.html" target="_hplink">Cherry Clafoutis recipe</a></strong>

  • Grilled-Fruit Bruschetta With Honey Mascarpone

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-fruit-bruschetta-_n_1059520.html" target="_hplink">Grilled-Fruit Bruschetta with Honey Mascarpone recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Cherry Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/5223-chocolate-and-cherry-sauce" target="_blank">Chocolate Cherry Sauce recipe</a> by AntoniaJames via Food52</strong>

  • Cheese Blintzes With Cherry Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cheese-blintzes-with-cher_n_1058859.html" target="_hplink">Cheese Blintzes with Cherry Sauce recipe </a></strong>

  • Smashed Chocolate Cherry Panini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/5236-smashed-chocolate-cherry-panini" target="_blank">Smashed Chocolate Cherry Panini recipe</a> by kathynyc via Food52</strong>

  • Whole Wheat Cherry Vanilla Bean Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/03/whole-wheat-cherry-vanilla-bean-pancakes/" target="_blank">Whole Wheat Cherry Vanilla Bean Pancakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Stone-Fruit Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/stone-fruit-butter_n_1058720.html" target="_hplink">Stone-Fruit Butter recipe</a></strong>

  • Bourbon Cherries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/bourbon-cherries_n_1062144.html" target="_hplink">Bourbon Cherries recipe</a></strong>

  • Cherry-Raspberry Buckle

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cherry-raspberry-buckle_n_1061373.html" target="_hplink">Cherry-Raspberry Buckle recipe</a></strong>

  • Cherry Balsamic Sauce

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cherry-balsamic-sauce_n_1061313.html" target="_hplink"> Cherry Balsamic Sauce recipe</a></strong>

  • Double Decadent French Toast

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/double-decadent-french-to_n_1057611.html" target="_hplink">Double Decadent French Toast recipe</a></strong>