Cherries Preserved In Brandy

makes 1.5 litres

A marriage made in heaven


  • 1kg cherries, stalks on, washed and dried
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 330g caster sugar
  • Approx. 500ml brandy


  1. Taking care not to bruise the flesh, pack the cherries and cinnamon in a sterilised 1.5 litre jar. Add the sugar and enough of the brandy to cover the cherries.
  2. Seal the jar and invert several times to help dissolve the sugar. Store in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks, inverting the jar every few days.

Tip: When ready, pair the cherries with ice cream or thick Greek yoghurt, and serve the brandy as a liqueur.