Husk cherries (also called ground cherries or husk tomatoes) are small yellow/
pale-orange fruits wrapped in a crinkly, paper-like husk. They look a little bit
like small tomatillos. Their flavor is mild, yet quite sweet and unique. They have
been said to taste like a cross between a tomato and a pineapple — yum!
5 Ways to Use Them
Used on their own or mixed with berries, husk cherries add a wonderful sweetness to desserts. They’re great in cakes, pies and tarts.
Recipe: Ground Cherry Clafoutis
2. Make husk cherry preserves
Husk cherries make delicious preserves!
Recipe: Ground Cherry Preserves
Husk cherries are sweeter than tomatoes. Added to salsa, they complement spicy jalapeños and cool cilantro.
Recipe: Ground Cherry Salsa
4. Delicious in salads
There are an endless variety of ways to incorporate husk cherries into a salad. And if you’re feeling motivated, go the extra step to make a husk cherry vinaigrette!
Recipe: Ground Cherry Salad with Jicama, Pumpkin Seeds and Ground Cherry Vinaigrette
5. Complement a savory meat dish with a touch of sweetness
Use husk cherries as you would grapes or even cranberries to add a slightly sweet component to your savory dinner.
Recipe: Baked Italian Sausage with Potatoes (and Husk Cherries)