Sweet Sour Cherries

Pickling is a great way of preserving the fresh summer fruits. I am sure you have heard about sweet and sour pickled vegetables. However, I saw a vintage Dutch recipe of sweet and sour cherries and directly wanted to make it. The sweet & sour thing really adds another dimension to the cherries! Great for savory use, with vanille waffles or on in a cheese cake dessert.

Sweet Sour Cherries

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • Cooking pan


  • 250 gram Cherries
  • 250 gram Sugar
  • 250 ml Vinegar
  • 8 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Pipe
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Bring the vinegar, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and the pinch of salt to the boil in a cooking pan.
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes so all flavors are released and the sugar is dissolved. Then let the sugar/vinegar mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the cores from the cherries and cut them in half. Add them to a clean weckpot (of at least 500 ml).
  • Whenever the vinegar mixture is cooled down, add to the cherries.
  • You can keep the cherries in the refrigerator until you need them for any sweet or savory recipe!
Course: Stock Items
Cuisine: DIY, Dutch

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