Sweet cherries in vanilla red wine syrup
( MAKES 3 medium jars )
Photo by Annabel Langbein Media
Homemade jams and preserves make a nice little gift, and are a perfect way to say thank-you to people who have helped you out over the year. Bottles of these jewel-like cherries will bring the taste of summer to winter desserts. See more edible Christmas gift ideas from Annabel.
- Combine wine, sugar, water, vanilla and cloves in a very large pot and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add cherries and bring back to a boil. Boil regular cherries for 12 minutes or wild cherries for 8 minutes.
- Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 4 weeks or, for longer storage, divide between sterilised jars and cover with syrup to overflow, removing any air bubbles by running a knife around the inside of the jars. Seal with sterilised lids. They will keep for months in a cool place.
For another of Annabel's edible gift recipes, see her white chocolate and cherry rocky road