Christmas Brandied Cherries

Ingredients

1 kg cherries

175 g caster sugar

750 mls good quality Brandy – I used French ‘Napoleon’

cloves

sterilised jars which can be sealed

Remove the stalks from the cherries and wash them well under cold water. Pack the cherries into sterilized jars, tightly but do not squash them in.

Pop a clove into the last three top cherries in each jar, this give them that gorgeous Christmas smell / flavour.

Finding Feasts - Brandied Cherries

Finding Feasts - Brandied Cherries
Fill each jar with caster sugar, approximately 1/3 of a cup in each jar. Pour the brandy into each jar until the cherries are totally covered. Seal the jar and ensure that it is sealed well by tipping it up side down. If any of the liquid does leak you will need to store these in the fridge.

Finding Feasts - Brandied Cherries

Roll each jar and give it a good shake to dissolve the sugar into the brandy.

Finding Feasts - Brandied Cherries

Let these stand for 1-2 months so that the flavour develops. You will find that the liquid might turn quite dark – that’s ok.

Christmas Brandied Cherries
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Gorgeous summer cherries preserved in brandy make the perfect Christmas gift.
Ingredients
  • 1 kg cherries
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 750 mls good quality Brandy – I used French ‘Napoleon’
  • cloves
  • sterilised jars which can be sealed
Instructions
  1. Remove the stalks from the cherries and wash them well under cold water. Pack the cherries into sterilized jars, tightly but do not squash them in
  2. Pop a clove into the last three top cherries in each jar, this give them that gorgeous Christmas smell / flavour
  3. Fill each jar with caster sugar, approximately ⅓ of a cup in each jar. Pour the brandy into each jar until the cherries are totally covered. Seal the jar and ensure that it is sealed well by tipping it up side down. If any of the liquid does leak you will need to store these in the fridge
  4. Roll each jar and give it a good shake to dissolve the sugar into the brandy
  5. Let these stand for 1-2 months so that the flavour develops. You will find that the liquid might turn quite dark – that’s ok.

 

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