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Cherry Syrup

Makes 1 2/3 cups
Time 1 hr 15 min
Here’s a terrifically versatile syrup to make with a bounty of cherries, no pitting required! Serve it over everything from pancakes to blintzes to yogurt and ice cream, or mix it with seltzer for a refreshing alternative to bottled sodas.
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 pound cherries stems removed
Method

Combine cherries, sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Cover and cook until bubbling, about 4 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring frequently until cherries are very soft and starting to fall apart, about 30 minutes more. Allow to cool.

Place a strainer over a bowl. Pour in cherry mixture. Press down on cherries with a wooden spoon to extract as much juice and pulp as possible. Discard solids. Stir lemon juice into syrup. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 pound cherries stems removed