Homemade Maraschino Cherries
- 1 pound fresh cherries; pitted - approximately 3 cups (any variety)
- ½ cup Grenadine, cherry, pomegranate, or red grape juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Use a cherry pitter to remove the cherry pits and set cherries aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat, add everything except the cherries and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer, stir until sugar dissolves completely, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the cherries, let cool. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg