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Spiced Bourbon Cherries

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If you like cherries you are going to love making these spiced bourbon cherries. Since they last for a couple months you can make a big batch and save them or give them as gifts. Yum!

Spiced Bourbon Cherries

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sweet bing cherries, pitted and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp.  of nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 grated skin of an orange
  • 1 cup bourbon



Spiced Bourbon Cherries

Directions:

  1. Place the cherries in two clean pint-sized mason jars.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan on medium heat add your water, honey, vanilla extract and honey.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the cinnamon and grated orange.
  6. Stirring occasionally.
  7. You stir until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  8. Reduce heat to a low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, and strain the mixture into a bowl.
  10. Add in the spiced bourbon, and stir to combine.
  11. Pour the bourbon mixture evenly over the cherries.
  12. Set to the side so it can cool completely to room temperature.
  13. Secure the lids on the mason jars, give them a shake, and refrigerate for at least 3 days before using.
  14. The cherries will last for up to 2-3 months.

Spiced Bourbon Cherries

Servings: 10 servings

Spiced Bourbon Cherries

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
If you like cherries you are going to love making these spiced bourbon cherries. Since they last for a couple months you can make a big batch and save them or give them as gifts. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet bing cherries pitted and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 grated skin of an orange
  • 1 cup bourbon

Instructions

  1. Place the cherries in two clean pint-sized mason jars
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan on medium heat add your water, honey, vanilla extract and honey.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the cinnamon and grated orange.
  6. Stirring occasionally.
  7. You stir until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  8. Reduce heat to a low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, and strain the mixture into a bowl.
  10. Add in the spiced bourbon, and stir to combine.
  11. Pour the bourbon mixture evenly over the cherries.
  12. Set to the side so it can cool completely to room temperature.
  13. Secure the lids on the mason jars, give them a shake, and refrigerate for at least 3 days before using.
  14. The cherries will last for up to 2-3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Bourbon Cherries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments

  1. The ingredient list calls for bourbon, but the directions say to add spiced bourbon to the mixture. Is the bourbon supposed to be plain, or do you use a special bourbon?