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Pickled Cherries

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

You didn’t think I would leave you hanging without a recipe for the Pickled Cherries in my Stone Fruit Caprese Panzanella Salad did you? Never.

I make fun of the guys at work that the savory cook’s answer to everything is either deep-fry it or pickle it. [Don’t worry they make fun of me for plenty of stuff…]

Yo, what would you do with fiddlehead ferns? Pickle them. [obvi]

Dilly Beans. [I’ll Google that later.]

Tart cherries? Pickle them of course. [But why when you could have pie!?]

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

But when you’ve already made (and eaten) all the pie

There are but two things left!

Now my go-to preserving method is jam because I will eat jam on anything – it’s so versatile (cakes, blondies, frosting, salad dressing, yogurt, honey ricotta toast, bbq sauce, sandwiches, and on…). But I wanted to branch out – dip my toes into the acidic waters of pickling.

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

So I chose to pickle something sweet (teehee). I am who I am.

But these are sooooo goooood! Just a hint sweet with that pickled tang.

They add a little zip to your salad or savory dish (think chicken, duck, steak with a rich sauce). It cuts through the fattiness of a steak or duck and balances the flavors. It would make a bangin’ topping for tacos.

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

The opportunities are endless, guys! I wasn’t a line cook for nothin’ mmkay

 

But seriously, just go buy the last vestiges of an amazing cherry season and pickle them for later. When in a few months you’re over pumpkin spice and hankering for that siren call of summer. This will be a delicious, tangy addition to all the jams and jellies you put up.

Pickled Cherries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Pint

Pickled Cherries

Pickled Cherries are an easy way to preserve tart or sweet cherries for the months to come! They make a zippy addition to any salad, chicken, pork, duck, or beef dish! And as an easy, delicious topping for tacos! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup distilled vinegar (250g)
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar (144g)
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • ½ lemon rind zest, in strips
  • 1 ½ cups pitted sweet and tart cherries

Instructions

  1. Clean and sanitize a 2 cup mason jar.
  2. Pour cherries and lemon rind into jar.
  3. Heat vinegar, sugar and all the spices a in a small pot just until it boils, stir to dissolve sugar.
  4. Pour vinegar over cherries. Be sure all the spices make it into the jar.
  5. Cool to room temperature then close with lid. Store in the refrigerator. Wait at least 3 days before eating for best flavor. Flavor and spices will continue to improve and intensify over time.

Notes:

The prep time is really just as long as it takes you to pit the cherries! This recipe couldn't be any easier!

https://www.cheflindseyfarr.com/2018/08/pickled-cherries/

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