Homemade Maraschino Cherries

  • Yield: 1 pint
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1 pint sour cherries, washed and stemmed

1 cup maraschino liqueur


  1. Pit (or not!) the cherries. In a small saucepan, heat the maraschino to a low simmer; do not boil. Remove from heat, and add the cherries. Once cool, transfer to a pint mason jar and store in the refrigerator. They're ready within a few days, but will stay for months in the fridge.

Cook’s Note

You could use kirsch in lieu of the maraschino, but if so you may want to dissolve 1/4 cup sugar before adding the cherries.