Recipe for Greek Style Cherry Syrup

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When cherries are in season, they are not only eaten fresh, but also made in jams, spoon sweets, and syrups such as this one. Use the freshest cherries you can find for this recipe.

Greek Style Cherry Syrup Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh, pitted cherries
  • 2 1/2 pounds granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions on How to Make Greek Style Cherry Syrup:

Stir the cherries, sugar, and water together into a large saucepan. Set the heat to medium and let the mixture heat through. Keep stirring while the mixture heats.

After the mixture has been cooking for about ten minutes, mash the cherries with a potato masher until they break apart.

Continue to heat the mixture until it starts to bubble. Set the heat to low and let it simmer until the syrup thickens. This should take about 15 minutes.

After the syrup thickens, you can either strain out the solid cherry pieces or puree the syrup in a blender to pulverize the solid cherry pieces.

Pour the syrup into an airtight container or sterilized jar. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week.

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