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cherry simple syrup

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Quick, easy and packed with flavor, this is a perfect condiment for cocktails, desserts, savory recipes, and more.

serves 1 cup
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cherry simple syrup

  • 1 c
    fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar, or as needed (see footnote)

How To Make cherry simple syrup

  • 1
    Combine all the ingredients in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    As soon as it starts simmering, reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer gently for 20 minutes, breaking up the cherries with the tip of a wooden spoon, a potato masher or even a meat chopper.
  • 3
    When cooking time is up, remove from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes
  • 4
    Transfer the mixture to a fine sieve sitting over a bowl and with the back of a spoon, press down on the fruit to extract as much juice as possible.
  • 5
    Store the syrup in an airtight container and transfer to the fridge until ready to use.
  • 6
    Footnote: Simple syrup usually has the same amount of sugar and water. In this case, because I use Bing Cherries and they’re so sweet, I reduce the amount of sugar used.
  • 7
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