Cherries are the best fruit on earth, but unfortunately they have a very short harvest time. When it falls in midsummer, they herald Christmas to those of us who live in the southern hemisphere. This recipe for spiceport-preserved cherries is perfect to make now or later.
A cup of chilled cherries makes the perfect treat, and my December is always full of red-stained fingers. As it is a special product that is sent directly from the production area, it is recommended to buy in bulk.
The season was supposed to last through January, but all these unseasonal storms and flash floods in the Western Cape wreaked havoc on the orchards. Online ordering to Cape Town has unfortunately closed for now, but the cherries are available now with Pick n Pay quickly before they’re sold out.
Cherry Time typically delivers door-to-door to certain areas of the Western Cape. You can also find them in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.look bottom of their website Find all relevant contact information. Please keep that in mind for next year.
To make cherries in spiced port syrup:
The only task when making these cherries with port syrup is removing the pipping. This is a labor of love and we encourage you to involve family and friends.
Peel two thick orange peels and squeeze the juice. Put it in a cup measuring jug and add water until it reaches 250ml (1 cup).
If you have vanilla beans, use them whole and split them down the middle. If you don’t have it, just add a teaspoon of vanilla extract just before the syrup is cooked and poured into the jar.
Make sure the jar is sterilized before filling. If you plan to store it for several weeks, it can be kept perfectly in the refrigerator. If you need to store it for a long time, please soak it in hot water and follow the proper storage method.Learn more here.
Cherries should only take three and a half minutes after being added to the boiling syrup. You want them to hold some crunch. Cook the port syrup over low heat for an additional 10 minutes to thicken. If you didn’t use vanilla pods, add vanilla extract after cooking.
Remember to remove all aromatic ingredients from the syrup before adding it to the cherries in the jar.
Close the lid and turn it upside down for a few minutes until it cools.
Store in refrigerator until use.
What to serve with cherries in spiced port syrup?
These cherry syrups go great with vanilla ice cream. Making adult liquor ice cream Dream Sunday.
Spoon these cherries onto pancakes, waffles, and ice cream for the ultimate ice cream parlor dessert.
Top your favorite cheesecake with these cherries, or layer vanilla cake, whipped cream and mascarpone for a trifle.
Add cherries and juice to the bubbly flute for a delicious cocktail.
Spoon it into your breakfast yogurt for a decadent treat.
Some of my favorite cherry recipes:
my best cherry galette
Best Christmas fruit mince with cherries
cherry meringue tart
Recipe – Makes 2 half pint jars of about 300ml
cherry in spiced port syrup
The most delicious cherries preserved with spice port syrup recipe.
- Preparation time: 20
- Cooking time: 14
- total time: 34 minutes
- yield: 2 x 1/2 pint jars
- Category: dessert
- Method: boiling
- cooking: united states of america
700gms fresh Cherry Time Cherry stems removed and pitted
2 thick strips of peeled orange peel
Juice of 1 orange
¾ (155gms) cup granulated sugar
1 cup (250ml) Goodport
2– star anise pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 Vanilla beans, split and deseeded (if you don’t have vanilla beans, use 1 teaspoon Add the vanilla essence at the end.)
Remove stems and seeds from cherries and set aside
Measure orange juice into a jug and add water to make 1 cup (250ml). Add this to a medium saucepan along with sugar, port, star anise, orange zest, cinnamon and vanilla pods.
Bring this to a boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar and add the cherries. Cook for 3.5 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and place into sterilized jars.
Simmer the port syrup over low heat for 10 minutes to thicken. If you didn’t use vanilla pods, add vanilla extract after cooking.
Remove the air freshener from the liquid and pour this into the jar with the cherries. Close the lid and turn it upside down for a few minutes until it cools.
Store in refrigerator until use.
*If you want to store these cherries longer, follow the process and boil the jar properly sealed.
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*This article is provided by Cherry Time
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