Tag: candied cherries

How to Dry Fruit Tutorial

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How to Dry Fruit Tutorial

Don’t lose your dried fruit to insects or mold. Make lasting dried fruit using these 5 easy steps. There’s a little more to drying fruit than simply drying it. But…. not a lot more! If you have ever had a batch of dried fruit mold or get infected by insects, you know how frustrating it […]

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10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

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10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

It’s fresh cherry season. A season that is just too short for my liking. Each year I try to figure out new ways to preserve the harvest so I can enjoy sweet cherries all year long. Here are 10 of my favorite preservation methods: 1. Freeze  – last year I picked about 60 lbs of […]

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How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

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How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

Candied cherries have real flavor when made this quick and easy way.   Every year I make candied cherries for fruitcake season. The process is usually long (see this older post). The cherries are candied, and they don’t have that fake neon color that you see in store-bought candied cherries, but they still have absolutely […]

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Candied Citron and Candied Quince

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 11, 2014 4 Comments
Candied Citron and Candied Quince

How to make your own candied citron and candied quince.   It’s almost fruitcake season. Whoa………stay with me! The word “fruitcake” often sends people running, but homemade fruitcake is sweet, tangy, and delicious. Of course, that is because we use better quality ingredients when we make something from scratch. Candied citron is a perfect example. […]

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Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Spoon sweets are a Greek dessert made from all kinds of fruits, nuts and even cherry tomatoes or tiny eggplants. They are traditionally served on a plate along with a glass of ice water or retsina. Sadly, I have never been to Greece and experienced this tradition first hand, although I hope to get there […]

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How to Make Spiced Orange Fruitcake – Step by Step

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How to Make Spiced Orange Fruitcake – Step by Step

Fruitcake, much like Brussels sprouts, has received a bum rap over the years. And for pretty much the same reason. Because somewhere along the line, what was a wonderful, flavorful product became an overcooked, over processed mess whose only relationship to the original item was its name. Thankfully, just as Brussels sprouts are once again […]

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Homemade Cherry Almond Caramels

Filed in Real Food by on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Homemade Cherry Almond Caramels

Earlier today I wrote about making candied cherries, and noted that you end up with quite a bit of leftover syrup. The thrifty Yankee in me just could not throw that syrup away. It was thick, almost like corn syrup, and had a nice cherry flavor. What to do…..what to do. Syrup = corn syrup […]

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Make Your Own Candied Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 9, 2012 15 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Cherries

Earlier this summer I wrote about dealing with the cherries from my Bing Cherry tree. I made cherry preserves. I froze cherries.  I ate lots and lots of cherries. And I candied cherries – 4 pounds altogether. Update: Looking for an even easier method to make candied cherries? See my new, updated post, Easy Flavorful […]

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