Pickled Cherries with Five Spices #SundaySupper
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These Pickled Cherries with Five Spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.

These Pickled Cherries with Five Spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.

It seems that cherry season is just way too short. There are some fruits that never disappear from store shelves. Year round you can find apples, oranges, peaches, bananas, etc. However that cannot be said for cherries. Cherries are only available for a limited time during the year.  I spotted the bags of cherries and placed it into the cart.  As I continued to shop, I realized I had better grab a second bag.  I am positive that my next visit to the store all the cherries would be all gone.

Two big bags of cherries and I knew I had better be careful.  I could mindlessly eat every single one.

These Pickled Cherries with Five Spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.To preserve that second bag of cherries I decided to pickle them in spices reminiscent of the fall and winter.  There is no better way to preserve our summer harvest than canning, fermenting, pickling, or even freezing our bounty of produce.  Think of it as a way to enjoy these delicious items in the dead of Winter.  It can bring sunshine back to an otherwise gloomy day.

These Pickled Cherries with Five Spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.Pickled cherries are unique yet approachable. Impressive yet uncomplicated.

These Pickled Cherries with Five Spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.This week the Sunday Supper Tastemakers will be sharing all of our ways to save the summer harvest.  Our hosts this week are Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks and Stacy from Food Lust People Love.

Pickled Cherries with Five Spices #SundaySupper
 
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Adapted from She Simmers
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh cherries (I used dark cherries) stems and pits intact
  • 3 cups red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ Tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • 3 pieces of star anise
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
Directions
  1. With a small fork or a toothpick, puncture each cherry 5-6 times to allow the pickling juice to penetrate the fruit. Place the cherries into a glass jar.
  2. In a medium pot, mix together the all the spices and the salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to ⅓ of its original amount.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and let the pickling liquid cool down for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the liquid over the cherries in the jar.
  6. If the cherries are not fully submerged, that’s okay. In a few hours, they will release more juice into the pickling liquid.
  7. Let the cherries cool down completely before closing the lid.
  8. Keep the pickled cherries in the sealed jars in the refrigerator.
  9. The pickled cherries, refrigerated, will keep up to one month. The longer they keep, the more wrinkly and the more pale they will become.

Sit back, relax and enjoy all our ways to preserve our Summer Harvest.

Canning

Dehydrating

Fermentation

Freezing

Infusing

Pickling

Preserving in oil or butter

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