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Cherry Syrup

August 15, 2017


  • 1 Lb Red Cherries, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ~ Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch


  1. Combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, and salt in a 3 quart pot over medium heat.
  2. Add cherries.
  3. Heat on medium for 6 to 7 min or until lightly boiling.
  4. Reduce heat to medium/low.
  5. Cook 5 min while stirring frequently.
  6. Stir together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch.
  7. Add to syrup and stir.
  8. Continue cooking 10 to 12 min, stirring frequently.
  9. Heat to desired consistency.
  10. Syrup will thicken slightly when cooled.
  11. Cooking time may vary slightly depending on ripeness of cherries.

Notes:  Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.  Use on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, etc.

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