Dried cherries are ripe, tart red cherries that have been pitted and dried in a kiln, with a little sugar to help preserve them. In consistency and shape, dried cherries resemble raisins. Sun-dried cherries are also available. Tightly wrapped dried cherries last for months in the refrigerator or freezer.
For other varieties of dried fruit, see currants, dried apples, dried apricots, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried figs, dried mangoes, dried peaches, dried pears, prunes, and raisins.