Infusing Cherries with Liquer
- Published on March 08 2011
- Written by David Blackburn (All Rights Reserved)
Infused cherries may be made with any one of your favorite liqueurs; Grand Marnier, Armanac, Cognac, Brandy, Cointreau or a little Tequila and Triple Sec. For an unusual presentation, use the most beautiful canning jars you have and serve the cherries directly from the jars with after dinner coffee. Let them sit for three months before opening for the best flavor! For other cherry canning recipes, go to our Home Canning Fruit Recipes Page.
Use in-season, ripe, blemish free cherries. Read about canning cherries before beginning. For the infusion, use your choice of Grand Marnier, Armanac, Cognac, Brandy, Cointreau, Amaretto, 1/3 Tequila and 2/3 Triple Sec or Cointreau Citrus.
1. Wash and cut cherry stems. Discard any cherries with blemishes.Note : Be careful when washing cherries to discard any that float as they may have worms.
2. Prick each cherry with a sterilized needle and place into canning jars.
Fill with desired infusion.
Clean the rim of each jar with a damp paper towel.
Close and let fruit infuse in dark, cool place for 3 months. Turn jars weekly for 1 month.
No sterilization is necessary.
Note: Upon opening the first time, there may be a slight splatter when the jar decompresses.
If you are new to home canning, we recommend you begin with this video.
You will learn how to can jam, infuse fruit and then process them in a hot waterbath canner.