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Easy Homemade Cherry Compote of fresh dark red cherries with cinnamon and vanilla extract
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Easy Homemade Cherry Compote

Easy Homemade Cherry Compote of fresh dark red cherries with cinnamon and vanilla extract. Use it in parfaits or ice cream or even to fill a sandwich!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, british
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cherries washed, stalks removed, pitted and halved
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Orange zest
  • ½ stick cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh orange juice
  • 1 drop vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Wash the cherries, remove the stalks, halve and pit them. Measure out all the ingredients except the vanilla extract. Mince the rosemary.
  • Place the cherries in wide pan, with sides tall enough to hold the liquid when it bubbles and froths. Add a smidgeon of salt (less than a pinch), add sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, minced rosemary and the orange juice.
  • Stir and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring so that the sugar dissolves. Keep on a simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sugar syrup heats to very high temperatures, so handle the pan with care. Drain
    Easy Homemade Cherry Compote of fresh dark red cherries with cinnamon and vanilla extract
  • Remove from the stove and drain the cherries into a clean bowl. Replace the pan with the syrup on the stove, and boil on low heat for about 10 minutes or till the syrup thickens, stirring frequently.
    Till the syrup thickens
  • Add a drop of vanilla extract, stir and add back the cherries. Boil for another 5 minutes and remove from the stove. Allow to cool and transfer to a container for storing till required to be used.