Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sour Cherry Compote

cherry prep
Cherries might be my favorite fruit of them all. Whether they're sweet, sour, or even artificial (I have an undying love for maraschino cherries, and I don't find cherry-flavored medicine to be that gross), I relish them. A simple compote is my pick for the easiest, laziest way to enjoy sour cherries (as if 30 minutes of focused pitting counts as lazy).

cherries simmering
1 dry quart sour cherries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp brandy

Wash, stem, and pit cherries. Combine sugar with orange juice in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. After a few minutes, add cherries and let simmer for 20 minutes. Add brandy and simmer for another minute or two. Serve warm or cold.

cherries with vanilla gelato and crushed pistachios

2 comments:

Lexcen said...

Delicious!

Yulia said...

ah i miss cherries so much!