, 1/2 teaspoon mahlep powder* (or almond extract), 2 cups fresh (or frozen) pitted Balaton cherries OR a mixture of tart and sweet cherries (halved and whole). Save this Friske Orchards' Michigan Balaton cherry pie recipe and more from Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie to your own online collection at EatYourBooks.com These cherries have the same health benefits as Montmorency Tart Cherries. ... Cherry-Sweet-Self-Fertile Cold Hardy Varieties Disease Resistant Varieties Flowering Ornamental Trees Nectarine Varieties Peach Varieties Available in. Full of health benefits, Research has shown that Tart Montmorency Cherries contain more Anthocyanins and other naturally occurring compounds than any other variety of cherry. Cook for 5 minutes, until shallot softens. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Diploid sweet cherry is a classic example of a species exhibiting S-RNase-based gametophytic self-incompatibility. Balaton cherry. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until the cherry mixture has reduced by half and thickened. Also try our unsweetened dried Montmorency cherries with no sugar added. We preserve them in a rich cherry syrup spiked with brandy and scented with vanilla and spices. 1. Use any other red cooking cherry if Balaton cherries are not available. Engle Ridge Farms - www.michiganbalaton.com.