Pickled Cherries

Pickled Cherries- Putting Up with ErinPickled Cherries- Putting Up with Erin

At the too young and inappropriate age of 11 I started practicing tying a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. Why? Because “you know what they say about being able to tie a cherry stem with your tongue… that you’re a good kisser.” ha ha ha… I’d be lying if I said that after putting up 18lbs of fresh bing cherries from the Washington State Fruit Commission and Sweet Preservation that “I didn’t attempt to twist a couple stems”. 🙂

These Chinese 5 spice pickled cherries plus my classically canned cherries and black pepper & cabernet cherry jam concludes cherry’paloza! I had originally planned on getting creative and making up my own herbed pickled cherry recipe, but after much web consultation and honestly because Leena’s looked soooo good, I opted to re-make and post Leena Eats’ Chinese five spice pickled cherries recipe. If you don’t have it or can’t find it, Chinese 5 Spice is made up of cinnamon, star anise, cloves, Sichuan pepper, and fennel seed. Try them out, and please let me know if you have any other tasty pickled fruit recipes of your own.

Pickled Cherries- Putting Up with ErinClick here for the original recipe. 

2 responses to Pickled Cherries

  1. OMGosh. Made these cherry pickles yesterday. Outstanding!!! I ended up making my own Chinese 5 spice cuz I didn’t have any. Kind of random but I actually had the Szechwan pepper in my hoard of spices.
    Was a beautiful, fragrant, mix. Now looking for other ways to use it.
    May just have enough cherries from my order to squeak in another batch of pickles.
    Will be making homemade vanilla bean ice cream this weekend with our milk/cream we get
    from a local farmer. Will be a great accompaniment with the pickled cherries.
    Thanks for this post and recipe!!!

  2. I am so destroyed! Please help me find this recipe again!! I made them, loved them, forgot about them, and when I went to check my bookmarked recipe, I find out it doesn’t exist anymore.on that blog? Is there any way you can help me to find this recipe as I never wrote it down lime I should have?? Thank you so much!!

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