SPICED CHERRIES RUSSIAN STYLE

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Ellen Bales

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These spiced cherries and other spiced fruits are served in Russia with meat and game all through the winter when salads are unobtainable.
Recipe: The Best of Russian Cooking
Photo: borninthewrongcentury.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
Makes several jars, takes 3 days to make and 2 months to mature.

Ingredients

4 lb
cherries
1 c
water
2 c
vinegar
3 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 stick
cinnamon
1 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
ground allspice

How to Make SPICED CHERRIES RUSSIAN STYLE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pit the cherries. Cook any bruised or imperfect fruit 30 minutes with the water, mash with a spoon, strain through a sieve, and keep. This is your cherry syrup.
  • 2Mix the cherry syrup, vinegar, sugar, and spices. Cook 30 minutes and let cool. Put the cherries in a large bowl and pour the cooled vinegar over them. Let stand 3 days, stirring from time to time.
  • 3On the third day pour off the vinegar, boil it up, and let it cool. Put the cherries in sterilized jars. Fill the jars with the vinegar. Seal and keep in a cool, dry place. Allow to mature for 2 months before using.

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About SPICED CHERRIES RUSSIAN STYLE

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy