Homemade Cherry Syrup Recipe

Homemade Cherry Syrup Recipe
Staff Writer
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This flavored syrup is easy to make and makes a wonderful hostess gift. Try adding some syrup to a glass of bubbly, or dress up French toast or ice cream with a quick drizzle.

Click here to see Homemade Hostess Gift: Cherry Syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dark sweet cherries (fresh or frozen work great — just make sure they’re pitted)
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the ingredients with 2 cups water and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and reduces by about half.

Pour the mixture through a fine strainer, reserving the liquid and discarding the cherry skins.

Refrigerate the syrup until ready to use (it should keep for several weeks).

Cherry Syrup Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Cherry Syrup Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.

Cherry Syrup Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.