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Brandied Cherries

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Lemon peel strip 1
  Dark cherries 1 1⁄2 Kilogram, stoned
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Place sugar, water, cinnamon and lemon peel in a saucepan. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then boil for 10 minutes. Add cherries and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cherries with a slotted spoon and pack into warm, sterilised jars. Add enough brandy to come half-way up the cherries, then top up with syrup, covering cherries completely. Seal jars at once, and store in a cool, dark place for at least a month before using.
Note: You can get cherry stoners at specialty kitchen shops and department stores. They remove the stone neatly, leaving the cherries whole.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Servings: 
4

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