Cherries with peanut marzipan

Peanuts make a surprisingly good ingredient for sweet applications. In this dish, peanuts are used instead of almonds to make a marzipan-like paste, which is then injected into the pitted cherries. Make sure to use unsalted peanuts.

Cherries with peanut marzipan

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As needed:


unblemished cherries, with stem



unsalted peanuts



icing sugar



unsalted peanuts, coarsely ground

Preparation method

  • Pit the cherries with a pitter, trying to leave the stem in each cherry.
  • Marinate the cherries as desired, e.g. in lemon brandy, amaretto or kirsch.
  • Mix the peanuts and the sugar in a blender until smooth.
  • Put the blended mixture in a piping bag and fill the cherries through the opening where the pit was.
  • Dab the end of the marzipan in the coarsely ground peanuts.

Serving suggestions

  • As a component in a desert with white chocolate mousse and milk chocolate sorbet.
  • As a component in a desert with crème brûlée and ice cream in spice flavours.
  • As a dessert amuse-bouche.
  • As a friandise.

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