Tested till perfect Brandied Sweet Cherries

Brandied Sweet Cherries

These gourmet delights from the June issue of Canadian Living are delicious on ice cream, pudding, or cake. You can sip the leftover brandy as a cordial or use it as a flavouring in baking.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 7 cups (1.75 L)


  • 7 cups 7cupssweet cherrysweet cherries, (2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 1brandy
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Snip off top half of each cherry stem; prick each cherry with toothpick.

In each of seven 1-cup (250 mL) sterilized jars, place 1 cup (250 mL) cherries and rounded 2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar; pour in brandy, covering cherries. Seal jars tightly. Shake gently to dissolve sugar; repeat occasionally during next 24 hours.

Store jars in cool dark place, turning periodically, for at least 2 months or for up to 12 months.

Nutritional Information Per 1/4 cup (50 ml) of cherries in liquid: about

cal 107 pro 0 total fat 0 sat. fat 0
carb 12g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 0mg

% RDI:

iron 1 vit A 1 vit C 3
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