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June 10, 2013

Cordial Cherry Macaron Tasting - Part 1


My good friend Jodie is a huge fan of Cordial Cherries.  For his birthday, I decided to embark on a journey to create a Cordial Cherry macaron tasting for him.  "Why the heck not?", I thought.  Welcome to part 1!  In this recipe, we will create cherry macarons that are light, delicious, memorable, and not a diabolical threat to your waistline.

On a side note, freeze dried cherries are not the easiest ingredient to find at a local store.  I bought them at Fairway Market in Woodland Park, NJ.  If you have trouble finding them, on-line stores might be your best bet.



  • 2 tbsp water
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2/3 c ground almonds or almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cup Organic powdered sugar
  • 3 large egg whites, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp freeze dried cherry powder, ground in food processor, plus a few extra cherries chopped in large chunks for decoration
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar



  1. Filling

    1. Make the Cherry Curd recipe at least one day ahead of time and refrigerate.
  2. Macarons

    1. Follow the recipe for Blueberry Macarons

      1. Substitute cherries for the blueberries.
      2. Sprinkle the large chunks of cherries on top before placing cookies in the oven.
      3. Use the cherry curd instead of the meyer lemon curd