How to rehydrate dried cherries

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How to rehydrate dried cherries
Rehydrate dried cherries for making sweet cherry dessert such as cake. (crisp cake with cherries image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Dried cherries will last longer than fresh cherries in your pantry. When you're ready to use them for baking, you should rehydrate them for the most flavour. Plan ahead as best results occur when you can soak your dried cherries overnight to rehydrate them. Using cherry liquor or added sugar are optional but they give more flavour to your dried cherries.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Saucepan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar (optional)
  • ½ cup cherry liquor (optional)
  • 1 cup dried cherries

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar completely dissolves.

  2. 2

    Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the cherry liquor and dried cherries.

  3. 3

    Soak the cherries in the refrigerator overnight if possible or for a minimum of one hour.

  4. 4

    Drain any remaining liquid before using the rehydrated cherries in a recipe.

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