Six to eight pounds of fresh tart cherries make one pound of dried cherries. To improve the cherry flavor in the dried product, fresh cherries are usually infused with sugar or other sweeteners prior to drying. No other additives or preservatives are added. Look for dried, tart cherries next to other dried fruits at your grocery store, natural food store or gourmet food shop. Keep dried cherries for up to 1 year in a cool, dry place. It’s not necessary to refrigerate or freeze them.