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I am in Oregon.
Also known as cherry country.
Or at least that is what I am calling it, because this summer in Oregon, I fell in love with fresh Oregon cherries.
And fell hard.
One day my dad came home with a giant bag of fresh, bright red Bing Cherries.
First thing out of my mouth, “Why did you buy cherries? I do not like cherries.”
I know, so selfish.
He could not believe I did not like cherries.
You guys, I like pretty much every single fruit there is.But never cherries.
I ate one cherry and thought, nah not my thing.
For some reason a few minutes later I ate another and thought, nah still not my thing. But then something made me decide to try another, and another. I just kept going and then half way through the bag I realized something.
I think I really like cherries.
Like a lot.
A few days ago, my dad bought another bag home, and besides the few cherries he had, I consumed the whole bag in two days. That’s a lot of cherries.
And now I am addicted.
Which is why you see roasted cherries stuffed in a poblano pepper and covered with brie. Ok, well that and I had four poblano peppers that I bought for a dish that never got made and they were starting to get all wrinkly. Then all the sudden I was like “oh, I am going to roast cherries and stuff them in a poblano pepper!”
Sounds weird, I know, but the combo worked.
A little sweet and just a little spicy and so cheesy. The roasted cherries with the warm melty brie? Oh my gosh, fruit and cheese heaven.
It’s a really simple meal, but so pretty and packed with simple, awesome summer flavors.
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I think I am gonna go hunt down some more cherries, it’s been a whole day and I am suddenly in need of a fix!
I am doing a riff in your recipe tonight. Had left overs from a charcuterie board. Going to replace the chairs with plumped dried cranberries and walnuts with chopped cashews. Will let you know how it works!
Thanks so much Mary, hope its delicious! xTieghan
You are just so darn creative!! I love this!!
Thank you so much, Jocelyn!!
I never would have thought of this flavor combination on my own. Sounds good!
Thank you, Melanie!
Love this! I’ve always been a cherry fan but just recently discovered how good they are roasted when I roasted them and put them in ice cream. It just concentrates the cherry flavor so much. I cannot get enough of them, which, lucky for me I live in the PNW too 🙂
Thank you so much, Des!! I seriously am in love with cherries. Especially roasted! So good!
This is a really interesting combo! But I bet it’s really good – sweet cherries and a spicy pepper! Will try!
Thank you so much, Maria!
wow – thank you for doing something savory with cherries. I love savory over sweet and have a large bag of cherries in my fridge. I love all things spicy so Poblano Peppers are perfect for me!
Do you know how good you are at this? I havent seen anything this creative in the blogosphere! Amazing…..
Wow, thank you so much!! Let me know if you give this a try and if you do, I hope you love it!!
Sounds so good to me! I wasn’t into cherries until last year, and this year I can’t stop snacking on them. I do particularly love them in dishes like this, mixed with savory ingredients and always, always cheese.
Yes! Always, always cheese!! Thanks Sarah!
Cherries are the BEST! They are pretty expensive here, since we don’t really grow them around here, so they are a special treat for me 🙂 I can’t think of a more awesome way to use them up but these beautiful peppers!
Thank so much, Jennifer!
I adore cherries! And I love roasted and stuffed peppers too….soooo….it’s on!
I love cherries and I love stuffed poblanos – these flavors together are mouth-watering!
Thank you so much, Laura!
Oh how fun! I’ve never had cherries in a savory dish. I love the colors make the green of the pepper pop!
Thank you so much!
even though this dish is simple enough…it’s so fancy and pretty! I love a little sweet with my spicy and cheese always wins!
Oh yes, cheese always wins!!
Thank you, Cindy!
I’m soooo glad you came around to cherries because they are my favorite! Along with brie. I mean…this is my ideal meal.
am so glad I like now too!! Seriously, I cannot get enough of them!