Ground Cherries

Husk cherries, also commonly referred to as ground cherries or husk tomatoes, are small pale orange fruits wrapped in a crinkly, paper-like husk. They look a little bit like small tomatillos. Their flavor is a cross between a tomato and a pineapple.

To store ground cherries:

Store in their husks in a paper bag in the refrigerator for seven days.

To prep ground cherries:

Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing.

Ground cherry with husk removed

To use ground cherries:

Mixed with berries, they make a great addition to desserts. You can also make a preserve out of them. Add with jalapenos and cilantro for a great salsa variation. And you can always just throw them into a salad.

To freeze ground cherries:

Remove husk. Throw the cherries into a Ziploc bag or Mason jar and freeze.

Ground cherry sliced in half
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