Cherry Pit Syrup
June, 2016 · By Coryanne Ettiene
It is that time of year again when we are all racing to the shops to buy fresh cherries, and then pitting them just as quickly as we can to whip up something quintessentially summer. For most of us, the pits get tossed aside, but oh, how you are missing out if you don’t embrace every last drop of those heavily summer cherries. Rather than tossing them aside, whip up a batch of Cherry Pit Syrup for an added bonus to those hot summer days.
Like a simple syrup, Cherry Pit Syrup is just that… a syrup made from the pits of cherries. Alone, a single cherry pit amounts to nothing much to rave about, but together, a cup of cherry pits can create liquid summer joy in less than 10 minutes.
Simply take a cup of water, a cup of white granulated sugar and then toss in a cup of cherry pits. Simmer until the sugar dissolves and the flesh of the cherries fall away from the pits. Strain away the pits and cherry flesh, and then return to a simmer until it is nice and thick. Allow it to cool on the counter before placing it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
And what can you do with Cherry Pit Syrup? Add it to lemonade, cocktails, sparking water…anything that needs a little splash of joy. Or better yet, drizzle it on a fruit salad, yogurt, or even ice cream. There is no end to what you can do with a Cherry Pit Syrup.