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Cherries in sugar: a very simple technique for preserving them

Cherries in sugar

Preserving cherries in sugar is one of the many ways to make them. However, it is undoubtedly one of the simplest techniques.

When the cherry season arrives you immediately realize that it lasts too short. The solution could therefore be to find new ways to preserve the flavor for as long as possible, ideally until the following year. But how? A great way are cherries in sugar, a really simple recipe to make. It takes very little to prepare them. Think that the only ingredients needed are cherries and sugar . However, you will have to be patient a little and let the jars exposed to the sun transform the sugar into a delicious syrup. You will be amazed at how much can be done without using particular techniques and using only the heat of the sun!

Cherries in sugar
Cherries in sugar

How to prepare cherries in sugar with the simple recipe

  1. First, wash the cherries carefully and keep only the most beautiful fruits. As always, when it comes to preserves, it is very important to choose high quality raw materials.
  2. Then remove the stem with scissors, leaving about 1 cm .
  3. Transfer the well-dried cherries into sterilized glass jars, forming a first layer which you will then cover with sugar .
  4. Continue alternating sugar and cherries until the jar is filled, then close with an airtight cap.
  5. Place the jars in the sun (better if exposed to the south) and leave them there for 40 days , day and night.
  6. Your jars of cherries are ready to be stored in the pantry.

Alternatively, we recommend preparing the cherries in alcohol , certainly quicker to prepare and excellent to serve as a coffee killer.


These cherries will keep for over 6 months in the pantry . They are excellent on their own, with ice cream or to enrich other sweet recipes. To you the choice!

We also leave you to try all our recipes with cherries !

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