Brandied Cherries Recipe. A jar of these homemade brandied cherries will delight any recipient, but remember, these need to be made one month in advance.
Recipe courtesy of Gifts from the Kitchen (Parragon Books).
Makes about 4 cups.
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- 1 pound fresh cherries
- 1 cup brandy
- 3/4 granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Snip off the stems of the cherries, leaving 1/2 inch. Rinse the cherries in cold water. Place in a heatproof jar and cover with brandy (make sure that the jar is large enough to accommodate more liquid). Cover the jar, but do not seal it. Leave out for several hours, preferably overnight.
- 2 In a heavy saucepan over medium heat bring the sugar, water, and lemon juice to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Pour the brandy from the cherry jar into the saucepan and stir in. Once blended, pour all the liquid over the cherries in the jar(s) and seal.
- 3 Allow to stand for one month before use.