Poached Cherries

Poached Cherries
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 3 strips lemon zest, 1x3 inches each
  • ¼ vanilla bean, split but not scraped
  • 3 strips orange zest, 1x3 inches each
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 15 peppercorns
  • 1 lb. fresh sweet cherries, rinsed and pitted
  • 1-¾ cups water

In a saucepan, bring the water, sugar, citrus zest, vanilla bean, and peppercorns to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the cherries and simmer until they’re soft but not falling apart, about 10 min. Skim any foam from the surface. Let cool and then refrigerate. Strain the poaching liqui...

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