For our Tippin’s Cherry Pie we use only Montmorency cherries. Some people might not know the difference between varieties of cherries, but there are distinct differences and reasons why we only use Montmorency.
Variety and Color: Montmorency tart cherries or sour cherries are bright red when harvested, and they retain that color when dried, frozen or juiced. Sweet cherries are darker, looking almost a deep purple. Bing cherries are the most popular sweet cherry.
Taste: Tart cherries are, well, tart. They have a unique sour-sweet flavor that pairs well with a little big of sugar between two flakey crusts. Sweet cherries can range from slightly sweet to intensely sweet depending on where they are grown.
Versatility: Sweet cherries are typically eaten fresh. Tart cherries can be eaten fresh, but are also found in pies, trail mix, frozen, dried, or in other baked goods.
Science: When it comes to nutritional science and cherries, most studies involve tart Montmorency cherries. More than 50 studies have examined the potential health benefits.
Some health benefits:
- Antioxidant Protection
- Cancer-Preventive Compounds
- Reduce Inflammation and Your Risk of Gout
- Support Healthy Sleep (Melatonin)
- Arthritis Pain Relief
- Reduce Belly Fat
- Reduce Post-Exercise Muscle Pain
- Lower Risk of Stroke
Craving a cherry pie? Stop by a Tippin’s location today and pick up one of our pies.
If you want to bake with cherries, we pinned some recipes for you on our Pinterest board.