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Spirited Fruits – Oh yea! February 17, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers & Drinks,Desserts — lowfatdiva @ 5:39 pm
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Obviously the “spirited” part gave things away, but these little gems are so delightful.  This is also a wonderful thing to put on top of ice cream, share with friends, use with baking,appetizers etc.  Fruit cocktail has a whole new meaning.  The possibilities to use spirited fruits are endless!    Enjoy!!!  For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

Spirited Cherries

NOTE:  You can substitute any fruit for this basic recipe and the “spirits” you use should compliment the fruit (blueberries/grand marnier, peaches/rum or brandy, pears/kuhla,or cognac, apricots/brandy, amaretto)

1 cup sugar

2 cups water

7 1/2 cups pitted cherries

In a large stainless saucepan  over medium high heat combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the fruit,stirring constantly and bring back to a boil.  Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes.

Prepare 8 sterilized jars.  Using a slotted spoon add fruit to the jar, add 1 tablespoon of Kirsch, cherry brandy or amaretto to each jar.  Top off with boiling mixture to 1/2 in top of jar.  Wipe rim of jar and place lid on jar.  Twist ring on tightly.

If you want the fruit to last longer, proceed to a hot water bath process or cool and store in refrigerator.

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