August 5, 2014

In the Kitchen: Brandied Cherries

Before last summer, cherries were not my husbands cup of tea. 
He claimed he didn't care for them, but I think he had never had a fresh cherry before. Now, we keep cherries in the house all summer long. They are mostly eaten at breakfast over yogurt or blended in a smoothie, but the other week we got a little adventurous and made brandied cherries. They process with quit simple, and the outcome was extremely delicious. Making them yourself is very cost-effective. Plus, you ended up with a great cocktail garnish year round.

Brandied Cherries 

1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup water 
1 tsp. lemon juice 
1 cinnamon stick 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 cup sweet cherries, pitted
1/2 cup brandy 

In a saucepan combine sugar, water, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, and vanilla extract and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and add cherries. Simmer for 5 minutes until cherries are softened. Remove from heat and add brand. Allow to cool. Refrigerate in a tightly sealed container.   

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