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Maraschino cherries

Homemade Maraschino Cherries

So easy to make and unbelievably delicious!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling to room temperature. 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 33kcal


  • 1 cup cherry liqueur like Luxardo
  • 3/4 pound cherries
  • 3 tablespoons tart cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Wash and pit the cherries. Either pit vertically to remove the stem or pit horizontally to keep the stem intact.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the cherry liqueur, sugar and tart cherry juice. Stirring to dissolve the sugar. When it just begins to simmer, remove from the heat.
  • Add the cherries and let cool to room temperature before storing the cherries and the juice in a lidded jar in the refrigerator.


Sugar is optional, but makes a sweeter cherry.  
Tart cherry juice is optional, but it adds even more cherry flavor. 
These should keep in the refrigerator for several months. 


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg