Drunken Pickled Cherries

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman
Servings

16

serves
Net Carbs

26.3

grams
Protein

1.1

grams
Fat

0.26

grams

Next on my list of awesome Christmas food and gifting ideas are these scrumptious Pickled Cherries.

I know, you’re like *yawn* not pickled cherries, everyone has done that.

Uh huh, but have they added a healthy slug of boozy flavour to those cherries?

Nuh uh.

I used some lovely fortified shiraz from the good people at Gomersal Wines and it elevates this dish to a whole new festive level.

Serve these cherries on a charcuterie platter, pair them with turkey or pork or top your pavlova with them.

I’m thinking of a fruity twist on a tiramisu, thanks to a suggestion from a friend.

This recipe makes about 4 cups so it’s perfect for filling pretty jars for gifting.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kgs of whole, fresh cherries

  • 3/4 cup cup of fortified wine

  • 1/2 cup of brown vinegar

  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup of sugar (can be replaced with monkfruit)

  • 8 star anise

  • 4 bay leaves

Directions

  • Pit your cherries and sit aside.
  • Place all of the other ingredients into a large saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cherries and increase the heat until you reach a gentle simmer.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes until the cherries start to soften.
  • Spoon the cherries into jars, making sure that you pop one of the bay leaves and some star anise into each ja.
  • Cap while hot.
  • These cherries can be eaten straight away but letting the flavour develop for at least two weeks will give them a much more sophisticated taste.
  • Store the unopened jars in a dark pantry for up to 12 months but refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories127
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.26g 1%
    • Total Carbohydrate 26.3g 9%
      • Protein 1.1g 3%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.