Brandied Cherries

Brandied Cherries

Blogger Paula Jones from Bell'alimento shares a homemade gift recipe. Served in cocktails or over ice cream, homemade Brandied Cherries make the holidays sparkle!

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

1

quart

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
  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.
Makes 1 quart
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.