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Grappa Cherry Preserve

Grappa Cherry Preserve

Grappa Cherry Preserve

(recipe adapted from Sale & Pepe magazine, Serbian issue for July/August 2007)

500 g cherries (with stems)
cinnamon stick, cut lengthwise into a couple of pieces
150 ml water
150 g sugar
300 ml Grappa (Itallian, grape based brandy very similar to rakija)
cloves
lemon

Wash the cherries. Dry carefully with a kitchen towel. Cut the stems using scissors so that the piece that remains is about 1 cm long. Put them into the jars.

Peel the lemon thin using potato peeler. Try to peel it as thin as possible, you only need the yellow part. Put lemon peel, a few cloves and a piece of cinnamon into jars with the cherries.

Put water and sugar into a pot. As soon as sugar melts, remove the pot from the stove, wait for a few minutes and stir in Grappa. Pour this over cherries.

Keep in a dark, cold place and wait for a few months before opening it.

Note: This is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging. This week’s host is Winnie from Healthy Green Kitchen.

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20 Comments

  • Lori Lynn June 16, 2011 4:41 pm

    Sounds positively addictive.
    LL
    P.S. I’ve been enjoying your photos ever since PFB.

  • Sharmilee June 16, 2011 11:35 pm

    Wow looks so tempting

  • Jess June 16, 2011 11:43 pm

    Beautiful picture!! What camera do you use?

    • Marija June 17, 2011 2:34 am

      Canon 350D :) I had a great natural light that day.

  • Happy Cook / Finla June 17, 2011 12:59 am

    Wowo love the idea, shuold try this .

  • Tamara June 17, 2011 1:35 am

    Ovo je fantastično! Moglo bi isto s višnjicama, pretpostavljam. Sad su nam dozrijele višnje i treba ih upotrijebiti za ovakve divote :)

  • Kate@Diethood June 17, 2011 5:18 am

    Ah the photo is making me want to grab a spoon and try to eat up the jar! :) Beautiful!

  • Minja June 17, 2011 8:41 am

    Kakva slika :D

  • Tiffany June 17, 2011 6:03 pm

    This sounds SOOOOOOOOO flavorful! :D

  • Jen H June 17, 2011 6:36 pm

    I kinda love grappa and cherries, I may need to see if I can find some around here and make this! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Marija June 18, 2011 3:19 am

      Jen, you can use some grape rakija if you can’t find grappa. They are made the same way.

  • Anna Maria June 18, 2011 11:10 pm

    Yum! I want to do it!

  • Winnie June 20, 2011 5:08 am

    Your cherries look incredible! Thanks for submitting to WHB 288!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 21, 2011 6:47 am

    That looks unbelievable!! what a great recipe. And your pictures are stunning!

  • Lynne June 21, 2011 10:38 am

    Just gorgeous!

  • Happy Cook / Finla July 6, 2011 4:24 am

    Just made this , now i have to wait for few months to see the rusult, what do you use it for?

    • Marija July 6, 2011 11:30 am

      This was the first time to make it for me. Mine is still sitting in the cupboard. Cherries lost a bit color because of the alcohol :)

      I so hope they’ll be OK.

  • Happy Cook / Finla July 7, 2011 2:48 am

    I am also curious how it is going to be, i will post then in my blog next week or so, will give then link when i do :-)

  • Happy Cook / Finla July 12, 2011 7:27 am

    I mede these and have posted in my place here is the link
    http://www.mykitchentreasures.com/2011/07/grappa-cherry-preserve.html

  • Kristen June 11, 2012 7:13 am

    This is truly beautiful!

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