Port-Infused Cherries

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup ruby port
  • 1 lb. cherries, pitted and stemmed (you can also use high quality frozen cherries)

Combine the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a saucepan; bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir occasionally as the sugar dissolves.

Add the ruby port and the cherries. Stir to coat all of the cherries in the syrup. Cook for 5 minutes to soften the cherries slightly.

Turn off the heat and allow the cherries to cool. Once cooled, store in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar.

  • Yields: 1 lb. cocktail cherries
  • Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
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