Cherries in Red Wine

Cherries in Red Wine

  • Prep: 48 hr 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 48 hr 15 min
  • Serving: 6

After eating Cherries in Red Wine you can drink the wine!


  • 2 cups dry red wine, such as Chianti
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 strips orange peel, 3 inch by 1 inch
  • 1, 3 inch stick cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 pounds dark sweet cherries


  1. In covered 4 quart saucepan, heat wine, sugar, orange peel and cinnamon to boiling over medium high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Place cherries in bowl or storage container with tight fitting lid. Pour wine mixture over cherries. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.
  3. To serve, ladle cherries with wine into cups or dessert bowls.

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