Naturally Sweetened Cherry Compote

Naturally Sweetened Cherry Compote

( Dessert, AppetizersAmerican )

This cherry compote is sweetened with maple syrup and makes the perfect topping to all your favorite summer treats. This cherry recipe is a great way to enjoy cherries all season long.

Naturally Sweetened Cherry Compote

Prep Time: PT20MCook Time: PT45MTotal Time: PT01H5MVegetarianDiet, VeganDiet

Ingredients

3 cups Harry & David cherries, pitted and halved 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Wash cherries well and pat dry. Remove stems and pit cherries using a cherry pitter or a paring knife. Add all ingredients except vanilla extract to a saucepan and stir well. Cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat and allow mixture to continue cooking at a controlled boil covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and continue cooking at a gentle boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove compote from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and allow it to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or transfer to a sealable jar and refrigerate. Note: compote will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator. Compote keeps for 10 days when stored in a sealed jar.

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