Brandied Sweet Cherries

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 75 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 cups sweet cherries (2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 brandy

Method

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 facts <b>Per 1/4 cup (50 ml) of cherries in liquid:</b> about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 107.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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