Cherry Bounce

“Smooth and with the fragrant flavour of sweet cherries, this homemade cherry bounce makes a wonderful holiday gift. For an additional treat, the drained cherries are delicious over vanilla ice cream.” —Matt Warren, Mequon, Wisconsin

Cherry Bounce
Cherry Bounce
Cherry Bounce
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
5-1/4cups 5minutes 25minutes + standing
Servings Prep Time
5-1/4cups 5minutes
Cook Time
25minutes + standing
Ingredients
Portions: cups
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cups
Units:
Instructions
  1. Place cherries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Strain juice through a cheesecloth-lined colander; divide cherries among six 1-pint jars.
  2. Return juice to saucepan; add sugar and allspice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  3. Stir in rum and brandy; pour syrup into bottles over cherries. Cover and let stand for at least 1 month, stirring every week. Store in a cool, dry place up to 3 months.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 ounces: 160 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fibre), 1g protein.