Cordial Cherries

Cordial Cherries Recipe

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virginia duncan


I make these at Christmas but I ran out of booze and time. I needed to run to the store and get the cherries and brandy. But you need to let them soak for hours. So after a quick run to the store I sat in the parking lot of the grocery store pouring brandy into my cherry jar and ran around to finish christmas shopping all day. Glad the police were busy that day.

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2 1/2 dozen
No-Cook or Other


1 jar(s)
10 ounce jar of maraschino cherries with stems
1/2 c
brandy (optional but so fun)
1 pkg
semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped

How to Make Cordial Cherries


  • 1Drain maraschino cherries and return to jar. Pour brandy, if using, in jar. Cover with a lid freeze 8 hours. Drain cherries and pat dry, reserving brandy for another use.
  • 2Melt two-thirds of chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 115 degrees and chocolate is smooth.
  • 3Dip cherries, quickly into melted chocolate, coating well. Place cherries on wax paper, stem sides up and cool.
  • 4Keep out of reach of the kids.

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About Cordial Cherries

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #yum