Ditch the dayglo maraschinos and make these easy and luscious homemade cocktail cherries. Fresh pitted cherries marinate in a mixture of cherry brandy and Amaretto, with a splash of tart pomegranate juice for color.
On a lovely fall day a few weeks ago, my friends and I made a big batch of cider. I’m fascinated with preserving food by making booze. I find cider particularly interesting because after the prep, the yeast does all the work for you.
Chef Liz Schmitt has been making a version of this cherry-apricot chutney for several years. She tweaked the recipe, substituting honey for white sugar and using unsulfured dried apricots instead of sugared dried cherries.