Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Home Eat & Drink Mary's Recipe: Preserved Cherries

Mary's Recipe: Preserved Cherries

Summer is just around the corner, and that means cherries. Print this one out and keep it around for June.


Preserved Cherries 

  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup maraschino or other cherry liqueur

Combine everything but the cherries and the liqueur in a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and add the cherries. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add the liqueur. When cool enough to handle, transfer cherries and liquid to clean jars and refrigerate, uncovered, until cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to two weeks.

-Mary Brown Malouf