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Old 09-28-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Brandied Cherries

Tntvermillion asked for the recipe, but I wasn't sure where to put it, preserving, fruits, desserts?? So, if I'm wrong, maybe one of the Mods could move it for me. Thx. Here you go.

I buy the local, fresh cherries when in season at the farmer's market. They need to be ripe but not mush. Wash them. Keep a bit of the stem on if you can. Prick them a few times with a pin so they don't explode when cooked. Cover with cold water. Bring to a gentle boil. drain water. Cover with cold water again and bring to a gentle boil again. Have ready a simple syrup. Prepare your jars and lids according to manufacture's directions. I use 250 ml jars. And a bottle or two or brandy. You don't need the best brandy on the market. I use a relatively cheap one.

Put the hot cherries into the steaming jars. Fill 1/3 full of simple syrup, and top up with brandy. Remove air bubbles, and seal.

The original recipe called for 2/3 syrup, 1/3 brandy, but I do the opposite.

I don't process them in a water bath, but place them on a folded thick towel, and cover them with another. When cool, ( I let sit overnight) label and store. I try to leave them at least 3 months before using.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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Your receipe for Brandied Cherries sounds great and someday I will have to try it.

Have a great day.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks I have about 80-90 jars in the cold room. It makes great Christmas presents.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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I try to leave them at least 3 months before using.
"Try" being the operative word here???? I never did get to these this summer. They are at the top of my to-do list for 2007, however!
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thank you so much for the recipe, it sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it.
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
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my sister makes chocolate covered cherries for christmas gifts. i'll bet she'd like this recipe so she could make chocolate covered brandied cherries! copying-printing.

thanks loprraine.
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