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YES, you can make Maraschino Cherries at HOME! Here's a recipe for deliciously Healthy Homemade Maraschino Cherries, made all natural, fat free, refined sugar free, gluten free, and vegan -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Servings: 5 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 14 d
These Homemade Maraschino Cherries are sweet and full of flavor, yet they're all natural, fat free, refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash the cherries and remove their stems. Pit the cherries (I don't own a cherry pitter so I used a boba straw...  hence why my cherries look like olives lol) and place them in a container big enough to hold 64oz (preferably a container where the cherries will be fully submerged once you add the rest of the ingredients).
  • Pour in the water, vodka, stevia extract, cherry flavor, and almond extract. Gently give it a stir. Seal the container tightly and refrigerate for 2 weeks.
  • After the 2 weeks, you can portion the mixture into jars, making sure to keep the cherries fully submerged in the cherry liquid.

Recipe Notes

Here's a Non-Alcoholic version for these Maraschino Cherries:
  • 2½ cups (13.5oz) Frozen Cherries, pitted with stems removed
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 2 tsp Natural Cherry Flavor
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract
  • Natural Red Food Coloring (I used 40 drops; optional)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  1. In a container, add the frozen cherries, lemon juice, water, stevia extract, cherry flavor, almond extract, natural food coloring, and salt.  Gently give it a stir. Seal the container tightly and refrigerate for 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Maraschino Cherries
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ cup)
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 0.5g1%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks, Snacks
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: DIY, Fat Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Sugar Free, Vegan