July 2020 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes
Prepare to update your veggie tray, rethink your bagel breakfast, and put cherries to use in ways you never imagined with recipes from the July 2020 issue of Better Homes & Gardens®. This may be your most delicious summer yet.
Sour Cherry Sorbet
If you’ve got 10 minutes, you’ve got time to whip up our two-step puckery-tart sorbet. Blend frozen cherries and simple syrup in a food processor then slide the mix into your freezer. No ice cream maker required. Scoop into cones or make a fizzy float with cola or sparkling rosé.
No standard fruit cobbler here. A little orange zest and orange juice keep the cherry-filled cobbler from veering too sweet. Brown butter biscuits deliver a nutty, caramel flavor reminiscent of graham crackers. For crunchy, golden tops that sparkle, brush biscuits with half-and-half and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Pork Carnitas Tacos with Cherry-Chipotle Salsa
Grilled Chicken and Cherry Salad
The epitome of summer: tons of crunchy vegetables, bursts of fresh cherries, and all the elements of a great chicken salad (creamy lemon-tarragon dressing, herbs, and dried fruit). This main-dish salad is exactly what you want to take to a picnic or backyard barbecue.
Sweet and Sour Cherry Slab Pie
Cherry and almond are predictable flavor partners, so we tucked in a hint of anise for a flavor twist. No worries, it doesn’t shout licorice. Baked in a 13×9-inch pan, our double-crust dessert totes well and makes enough to share. There are no rules when it comes to arranging the pastry strips on top. If you like, cut strips equal thickness and weave a lattice.
Cherry Caprese Salad
Caprese salad is best made with peak-season ingredients. This one includes the unlikely but delicious pairing of sweet and tart cherries with mini heirloom tomatoes. Tumble them onto a platter with plenty of fresh basil and buttery Burrata, which is whole-milk mozzarella balls with creamy centers.
Muddling cherries, fresh mint, and ginger together releases and blends their juices into a refreshing mixer. For an afternoon sipper, top it off with iced green tea. When happy hour arrives, pour in a splash of Aperol to make a spritz or vodka for an updated Moscow mule.
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Sheet Pan Egg-Stuffed Bagels
Our upgrade on egg in a hole (aka toad in a hole, egg in a frame, or any of dozens of other names) features everything bagels and a tumble of flavorful toppers. Or swap in Italian flavors by using an Asiago bagel and toppers such as roasted red peppers, basil, and Parmesan.
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