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Instant Pot Montmorency Tart Cherry Chicken Wings

Posted on Sep 06 , 2018 - 10:02 am


Spice Rub

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresno chili, minced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup frozen Montemorency Tart Cherries
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch mixed with 1 Tablespoon water


Prepare chicken wings by separating drummettes from wingettes. Discard tips and remove excess fat and skin. Set aside.

 Make Spice Rub:

 In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken wings. Use hands to rub spice mix into the wings. Set aside.

 Makes Sauce:

Set Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, and fresno chili. Cook, stirring constantly for about 1-2 minutes or until onions and garlic begin to soften. Stir in honey, tomatoes paste, Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate, lime juice, frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries, and salt and pepper.

Cook stirring frequently for about 3-4 minutes or until sauce comes to a simmer and cherries soften. Taste and adjust salt and pepper seasoning as needed.

Add chicken wings to Instant Pot and stir to coat in sauce.

Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to the sealing position. Cook on the poultry setting for 10 minutes. Allow Instant Pot to depressurize for 10 minutes naturally, then release remaining pressure with quick release.

Transfer chicken wings to a foil lined baking sheet with a wire rack. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes or until chicken wings are crispy. Watch carefully to avoid over broiling.

While chicken wings are boiling, return Instant pot to sauté setting. Add the corn starch slurry to the sauce and whisk until sauce is thickened. Serve chicken wings hot with the cherry bbq sauce.


Recipe courtesy of Emily Caruso,


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Tart Cherry Balsamic Grilled Summer Vegetable Orzo Salad

Posted on Aug 02 , 2018 - 10:15 am


  • 3/4 cup dry orzo (or other small pasta shape)
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into circles
  • 1 large red onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into thick slices
  • 4 whole green onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Montmorency tart cherry concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente. Drain pasta, transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Toss the prepared vegetables with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Whisk together the Montmorency tart cherry concentrate, balsamic vinegar and water in a small bowl.

Place vegetables on a pre-heated grill and brush with the tart cherry balsamic mixture. Grill until softened and char marks appear. Turn vegetables over, brush again with the glaze mixture and grill until charred on the other side. Remove from grill and add vegetables to the bowl with the cooked orzo.

Add the dried tart cherries and basil to the bowl. Pour the remaining glaze mixture on top and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm or cold. Keeps well covered for a few days in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of Gina Matsoukas of


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Tart Cherry Kale Grain Salad

Posted on Jul 31 , 2018 - 04:09 pm

Tart Cherry Kale Grain Salad from Shoreline

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2018 Meijer Festival of Races

Posted on Jul 09 , 2018 - 12:02 pm

Congrats to all of the runners that participated in the 2018 Meijer Festival of Races! Thanks for shopping by the Cherry Bay Orchards cherry for your finish line pictures. Get your pictures here and don’t forget to post to your Instagram or Facebook! Mention @cherrybayorchards and use the hashtag #saycherries for a chance to win a case of cherry juice!


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Montmorency Tart Cherry Spritzer

Posted on Jun 29 , 2018 - 01:54 pm


Total Time: 5 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: N/A
Yield: 4 Drinks
Level: Beginner


  • 1 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries thawed
  • 2 tablespoons 100% Montmorency tart cherry Concentrate
  • 8 teaspoons superfine white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups wild cherry-flavored sparkling water
  • Optional: fresh lime for garnish
  • Pebble or crushed ice


Set out 4 glasses.

Divide the cherries evenly among the glasses.

Add in 1/2 tablespoon Montmorency tart cherry Concentrate, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves into each glass.

Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon.

Fill up the glasses with pebble or crushed ice and then fill to the top with the cherry-flavored sparking water. (Divide the sparkling water evenly among the four glasses).

If desired garnish with additional mint leaves and a sliced lime.

Recipe courtesy of Chelsea Lords,


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Montmorency Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Elixir

Posted on May 09 , 2018 - 09:48 am


  • 12 oz tart cherry juice
  • 4 oz coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Sparkling water (optional)


Using a standing blender or hand blender, combine cherry juice, coconut water, ginger, turmeric and pepper. Blend until well combined. Pour into glasses and top with 1-2 ounces of sparkling water.

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD


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Shoreline Fruit, LLC Announces Personnel Changes

Posted on Apr 19 , 2018 - 02:04 pm

Traverse City, Michigan – April 17, 2018 --- Shoreline Fruit LLC, announced today personnel changes at their World Headquarters in Traverse City and their Production and Storage Facility in Williamsburg, MI.


Kristen Moravcik has expanded her role as Digital Marketing Specialist to Marketing Manager for the company.  In this new role, Kristen is responsible for all of Shoreline Fruit’s corporate branding and marketing initiatives including strategy development, retail packaging, website management along with the company’s  internet advertising and social media marketing. She joined Shoreline in February of 2011 as a Sales Assistant. Kristen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University.

Brian Gerberding has been named the Director of Sales and Marketing for the company. Brian formally held the title of Director of Sales for Shoreline Fruit.  Brian will now be accountable for both the Sales and Marketing Departments. Brian joined Shoreline Fruit in 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ball State University. 

Erika Cotner has expanded her role as HR Assistant to Human Resource Specialist. In Erika’s new role, she is responsible for additional human resource and recruitment initiatives. Erika joined the company in April 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northwood University and is currently a member of the Traverse Area Human Resource Association.

New Employees

Justin Schumacher has assumed the position of Quality Assurance Manager. Prior to joining Shoreline Fruit, Justin was the Technical Quality Manager at Caraustar Industrial Products Group, an industrial paperboard products company. Justin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering & Technology Management and a minor in Management from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.  

Traci Heidbreder has joined Shoreline Fruit as a Sales Assistant in the Sales Department. Prior to joining Shoreline Fruit, Traci was with Iowa State University in Ames, IA where she was the Assistant Conference Coordinator.  Traci has attended NW Missouri State University and Des Moines Area Community College and is a graduate of Bernel Cosmetology College in Ames, IA.  

About Shoreline Fruit, LLC

Shoreline Fruit, LLC is an innovative, vertically-integrated grower, processor, and marketer of premium cherry products and other dried fruits.   Grower-owned and headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Shoreline is one of the world’s largest producers of dried tart cherries and cherry concentrate.   Shoreline also offers a broad selection of other premium dried fruits and tart cherry-based nutraceutical products to consumers under their Cherry Bay Orchards® and CherryPURE® brand names to retail and specialty food marketers and distributors.  From our orchard to the consumer, Shoreline is committed to quality, innovation, and sustainability.  For more information about Shoreline’s products and services, please visit


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