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Spiced Cherry Compote

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Ingredients
  Canned pitted sour cherries 3 Pound (3 Cans, 1 Pound Each)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Lemons 3 , thinly sliced
  Almond extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red food coloring 3 Drop
Directions

Drain cherries, reserving liquid.
Measure liquid and add enough water to make 2 cups.
Combine liquid with sugar, cinnamon, lemons (reserve a few slices for garnish); simmer, uncovered, until syrup is reduced one-half.
Add almond extract, cherries, red food coloring, and remaining lemon slices.
Heat through.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Aphrodisiac, Gourmet
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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