Amarene (sour cherries), referred to as visciole in the municipiality of Cantiano, are known here as the dark red Morello cherries. These wild cherries grow on trees smaller than those of regular cherries. The fruit itself is small,crimson-near-black in color, and extremely acidic raw.
The juicy cherries and rich syrup make a sumptuous topping or ingredient for desserts and cocktails. Mix in fruit salads or use as a topping for ice cream, panna cotta, or cheesecake. Swirl into yogurt and top with granola. Mix into a cake batter for a stunning dessert studded with cherries.