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Brandied Cherries

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  • Total 676 hr 0 min
  • Servings 1
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This rich and fruity sauce is a perfect holiday gift idea, and goes well served over ice cream or used in cocktails. MORE + LESS -

Paula Jones
November 10, 2011

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup water
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1
cup brandy
1
lb fresh dark sweet cherries, pitted
1
(1-quart) heatproof jar with tight-fitting lid

Steps

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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, water and lemon juice. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture slightly reduces and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in brandy and pitted cherries.
  • 2
    Transfer cherries and liquid to jar (liquid should cover cherries completely). Cover with lid; seal tightly. Cool completely, about 3 hours.
  • 3
    Store in refrigerator 4 to 6 weeks before serving.

Expert Tips

If you cannot find fresh cherries, you can substitute frozen. Be sure they are thawed completely and drained of excess liquid before using.

Cognac can be substituted for the brandy.

When the cherries have been eaten, use the remaining brandy-flavored liquid in cocktails.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

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