Cherries in amaretto syrup

Recipe: Cherries in amaretto syrup


  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) water
  • 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 7cm-strip orange rind
  • 1kg cherries, stems removed, pitted
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) amaretto liqueur
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Stir the water, sugar and orange rind in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Add the cherries.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to divide the cherries between two 750ml (3-cup) capacity sterilised jars.
  3. Divide syrup, amaretto, star anise and cinnamon among jars. Top with water to cover. Set aside in a dark place for 3-4 weeks.
  4. Once opened, store in fridge for 4-6 weeks.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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