Brandied Cherries

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Kevin Crafts

Rainiers are stunning in cocktails in place of fluorescent maraschinos (and are great on ice cream too). They'll start to darken after a month, but will taste even better.

Yield: Makes 1 qt. (serving size: 1/4 cup)
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 78
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 0.4mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pitted Rainier cherries
  • 1 cinnamon stick, about 3 in. long
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brandy

Preparation

  1. 1. Put cherries and cinnamon stick into a 1-qt. sealable glass container, such as a mason jar.
  2. 2. Bring sugar, brandy, and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan and boil until sugar has dissolved.
  3. 3. Pour hot liquid over cherries and let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  4. 4. Seal jar and chill until cherries have shrunk and absorbed liquid and are flavorful, at least 1 month and up to 4 months.
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