Sour Cherry Compote


Sour Cherry Compote

Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups  |  Total time: 10 min
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    • 1/2 cup water
    • 5 tablespoons sugar
    • Zest and Juice of 1 whole orange, preferably organic, scrubbed clean
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or beans scraped from 1/2 vanilla pod)
    • 2 cups cherries, pitted


    1. Combine water, sugar, orange zest and juice together in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into pan and add bean (or vanilla extract); bring to a boil, stirring to help sugar dissolve.  Let cook on high heat about 7 minutes until thick and syrupy.  Add cherries and cook another 2 minutes, until fruit is coated and juicy but not broken down.  Let cool; store, in glass jars or containers in refrigerator until ready to use. 

    Date Published: August 25, 2015

    All recipes have been tested by the Test Kitchens unless otherwise noted.

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