Dessert recipe-Cherry Compote with Cherry Soda


Cherries are rather seasonal fruit. It’s only available in limited time. When I see them at the market , I get to have urge to by a whole box. If it comes in a huge box, you might have hard time to finish them all before they stale. They are many ways to preserve fruits. This time I used those black cherries to make very nice compote! Well simmered cherries can come out very beautiful color and not to mention its flavor! Once you make a whole batch of it, you can enjoy them in many ways. As you can see the picture here, making refreshment is one of the must try recipe on a hot day!

[ Ingredients ]
~serves four ~
300g cherries
50~60g sugar
1/2 piece lemon
250~300 water
1~2 tablespoon Cointreau or Kirschwasser

[ Cherry Soda ]
2~3pieces cherry compotes
50ml cherry syrup
120ml soda or sprite
1 sliced lemon
1 leaf mint

[ Directions ]
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1. A box of Black cherries has just arrived! Every single piece is soo pretty!

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2. toss them into running water, rinse well (gently though,,,,)

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3. After rinsing, drain out the excess water.

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4. Put the cherries into a pot.
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* you CAN use a cherry pitter to get rid of all the pits. but, this time I decided to leave them the way there are with two good reasons:
1. It won’t break into small pieces easily while cooking.
2. looks prettier with a little stem.
besides, you need only flesh part, can easily cut open and take a pit out after it’s marinated.

 

 

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5. add some sugar
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* you can adjust the sugar amount depending on sweetness of the cherries you are using.
you can use crystal sugar instead of granulated sugar. it gives lighter syrupy texture.

 

 

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6. add lemon juice
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* Again, you can adjust the amount depending on your cherries.

 

 

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7. give a little stir, let it sit for 15~30min for dehydration.

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8. add measured water into the pot.
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* add water just enough to cover up the cherries. if you want to make extra cherry syrup, simply add more water.

 

 

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9. Start up with mid-high heat, wait until bubbling.
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*as soon as add water, you get to see the water getting colored,,

 

 

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10. use a strainer to scope out the scum coming out on the surface.

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11. simmer it for about 8~10min on low heat. and transfer into a bowl.

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12. leave it somewhere you can cool them off.

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13. when it’s cooled down, you can add some Cointreau or Kirschwasser for complexity of the flavor. Put into the jar and store in a frig. to marinate.

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14. With this marinade, you can make very nice refreshment!
toss some ice cubes into a glass, pour some marinade…

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15. and then add some soda…
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*other than soda, you can add little bit of Vodka or Gin!

 

 

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16. Stir it, put a slice of lemon, mint, and your lovely cherry compote for the garnish! There you have it! Homemade Cherry soda.
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* this cherry compote can be very useful, you can chop them up and mix into yogurt. using as pie filling will be also great!

 

 

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