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Famous Cherry Recipes

The truth about Maraschino cherries

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© 2007 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Famous Cherry Recipes

Maraschino cherries were originally soaked in 70-proof Maraschino cordial made from the juice of the Italian Dalmatian marasca wild cherry. Nowadays, the commercial maraschino cherries we know are put into a brining liquid of sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored either red or green. Rather makes you think twice about them, doesn't it? Try making your own homemade maraschino cherries.

Cherries Jubilee is a famous dessert which was quite fashionable from the 1930s to the 1960s, but its lineage is unknown. It is made with black cherries flambeed with kirsch or brandy, and then spooned over vanilla ice cream.

Kirsch or kirschwasser is a German clear brandy made from distilled cherry juice and pits. As well as being a prime ingredient in Cherries Jubilee, it is also popular in fondues.

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