5 from 1 vote
Cinnamon Bourbon Cherries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Re-ignite the summer feeling once the weather cools by keeping a jar of Cinnamon Bourbon Cherries on standby. These cherries will liven up dessert, garnish your weekend cocktail or make the perfect edible gift.

These cherries will liven up dessert, garnish your weekend cocktail or make the perfect edible gift.

Course: Preserving
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: boozy cherries, bourbon cherries, cinnamon cherries
Servings: 1 Jar
Author: Jane Saunders
Ingredients
  • 300 g/ 1 1/3 cup Fresh cherres
  • 240 ml/ 1 cup Bourbon
  • 60 g/ 1/4 cup White sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (about 10cm/ 4 inches in length) - optional
Instructions
  1. Pit the cherries
  2. Put the sugar and cinnamon into a small saucepan and pour the Bourbon over it. Gently heat to dissolve the sugar then bring up to almost boiling
  3. Add the cherries and cook for 5 minutes. take off the heat
  4. Transfer the cherries to a sterilised jar, wedging the cinnamon into the middle as you fill it. Ensure that the cherries are well packed and fill to the top with the bourbon syrup. Ensure that all of the cherries are completely submerged. Seal and leave to cool down
  5. Store in the fridge - they will keep for several months

  6. If you have plenty of liquid left once the jar has been filled, return the liquid to the heat and boil until reduced by half. Allow to cool then use the syrup to top vanilla ice cream
Recipe Notes

Pack the cooked fruit into a sterilised jar with a small neck since it is easier to wedge the cherries tightly to stop them floating to the top of the jar. if using 2 smaller jars, break the cinnamon stick in half and add a piece to each jar.