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Bourbon Pomegranate Soaked Cherries – Recipe!

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Tis’ the season to preserve fresh fruit.  If you are anything like me, in the summer I tend to have a lot of extra fruit around my house.  I grow some fruit in my yard, but I also buy fresh fruit at the farmer’s markets and groceries stores because I just love summer fruit.  I tend to purchase way too much and hence my eyes are bigger than my stomach, but I will not through it away – I preserve it for later use.

Cherries are one of my favorites and they tend to be expensive, so I definitely find a way to use them. This recipe for Bourbon Pomegranate Soaked Cherries is perfect on this occasion and they just so happen to make delicious cocktails and desserts in a moments notice.   Stay tuned for more recipes made with Bourbon Pomegranate Soaked Cherries!


6 ounces pomegranate juice

2/3 cup organic sugar

1 vanilla bean, split and halved

1 1/2 cups fresh pitted sour cherries

1/2 cup bourbon

1 – 16 ounce glass jar with lid

(makes 1 jar)


To Prepare:

1.  In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the pomegranate juice, sugar and vanilla bean.  Cook until the liquid is simmering and the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.

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2.  Take your washed and pitted cherries and place them in a clean 16 ounces glass jar.

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3.  Pour the hot pomegranate liquid over the cherries in the jar.

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4.  Then, pour the bourbon in the jar over the pomegranate liquid.

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5.  Don’t forget to place the split vanilla bean in the jar with the soaked cherries.

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6.  When room temperature, place the lid on the jar and refrigerate for 2 weeks.  The cherries can be used at this point and will store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.  Enjoy!

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