Other names: Tart Cherry
General Information: Sour cherries, unlike their sweet counterpart, are too sour for some people's tastes to be eaten fresh (although Europeans and Middle Easterners regularly eat them fresh.) They are used in cooking, especially in soups and pork dishes, and pies. Also dried sour cherries are commonly used in cooking. They are also used in combination with sugar, which balances the acidity and brings out the fruit's aroma and flavor. Thus a variety of liqueurs, desserts, preserves and drinks are made with sour cherries or sour cherry syrup.