I love these brandied cherries. I found this recipe in one of my favorite go-to cookbooks “More Fast Food My Way” by Jacque Pepin. I made just a few modifications and viola.
During the summer, when cherries are plentiful, preparing a few jars of cherries in a brandy sauce to have at a later time is the best thing ever. These are fun to served along with the liquor that’s created as a great after-dinner drink.
- 1 pound Bing cherries (or any sweet cherry of your choice)
- ¾ cups light corn syrup
- 1 ½ cup good Vodka or a fruit brandy of your choice
Mix the light corn syrup and vodka or fruit brandy in a bowl. Carefully trim the stems of the cherries leaving about a 1/2 inch of the stem attached to the cherries. Pack the prepared cherries into a lidded jar and pour the brandy mixture over them, so it just covers the fruit. Place the lid on the jar, making sure the lid is tight. Place it in a cool place for at least a month. When they’re ready, serve a few cherries in a liquor glass with some of their liquor.
Note: The cherries will keep for a couple of years. Make sure that the stems are not pulled out. Without the stems, the cherries will become a bit too soft and not as firm.
These are super easy to make. The hard part is waiting until they’re ready. These are fun to serve when you have a special occasion, or you want to treat yourself a bit. These brandied cherries make great gifts from the kitchen so plan ahead and make a few batches for instant gifts and you, of course. Enjoy.
Time to eat…