Glacé cherries recipes

Glacé cherries

Glacé cherries are stoned maraschino cherries that are candied in sugar syrup. They are very sweet with a hint of bitterness.

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Store sealed in a cool, dark place.


Glacé cherries are very sticky. If baking them in a cake or bread, rinse off the sugar syrup, dry thoroughly and chop as required before adding to your batter or dough: this prevents the cherries from sinking to the bottom of the cake or bread.

Glacé cherries have an affinity with almonds, lemons, chocolate, butter and richly spiced dried fruits. Almond-flavoured maraschino cherry stones are used to make kirsch and Maraschino liqueur.

Article by Sybil Kapoor

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