Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Maraschino Cherries

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 days 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 3 days
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 pint
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Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups sweet cherries (about 1/2 pound), pitted

One 1-inch strip orange peel

3 1/2 ounces cherry liqueur, such as maraschino

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. 
  2. Scald a pint jar with a little boiling water; just swirl and dump. Pack the cherries and orange peel into the jar, leaving 1 inch of headroom at the top. 
  3. Stir together the cherry liqueur, almond extract and 2 1/2 ounces of the sugar syrup in a glass (save the remaining sugar syrup for sweetening drinks). Pour the mixture over the cherries. If needed, top off with cherry liqueur to cover. Seal the jar and refrigerate for a minimum of 3 days.

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