FoodGrandma's sweet pasta with cherries rekindles summer memories

Grandma's sweet pasta with cherries rekindles summer memories

Pasta with fruits - Delicious
Pasta with fruits - Delicious
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3:07 PM EDT, June 10, 2024

Childhood memories are often encapsulated in dishes. One meal that instantly brings a smile to your face is a delicious pasta with fruit. Grandma Gienia used to add strawberries and juicy, delicious cherries to it.

When the abundance of fruit weighed down the trees, summer lunches were enriched with delicious cherries from Grandma Gienia's home garden. She would balance the slightly tart fruits with a hefty dose of sugar — back then, no one really thought about properly balancing meals or limiting sugar in the diet. Today, I happily return to this recipe and serve pasta with cherries to my family.

Grandma Gienia's pasta with cherries

When Grandma called us for lunch, all the kids from the neighborhood would come running. A hearty serving of pasta with sweet, fruity sauce provided energy and strength for play. However, strawberries are much more popular as an addition, in my home, cherries reign supreme.

Sometimes the pasta was simply covered with a sauce made from smoothly blended (of course, previously pitted) cherries. Occasionally, Grandma added fruit pieces or cottage cheese, adding protein and making the dish more filling. Pasta with cherries was the summer lunch king. Preparing it is very simple and also very quick, so you don't have to spend much time in the kitchen on hot days.

Ingredients:

            
  • 3.5 oz pasta (e.g., fusilli, farfalle, penne)
  • 4 tablespoons cream
  • 1.8 oz pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • a pinch of salt

Preparation:

        
  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to the package instructions. You can choose any shape.
  2. Blend the pitted cherries with the cream and sugar. Both fresh and frozen fruits, as well as cherries from compote, will work here.
  3. Pour the cherry sauce over the cooked pasta.

Transfer the pasta with cherries to a plate. You can additionally decorate the dish with fruit pieces and sprinkle it with crumbled cottage cheese. Enjoy!

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