Quick Cherry Vanilla Marmalade

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 30m
  • Rating ****

Makes three 12-ounce jars

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  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 vanilla beans, split in half lengthwise
  • Two 18-ounce jars cherry preserves
  • One 14-ounce jar orange marmalade


Combine cherries, brandy, water and vanilla beans in heavy medium sauce pan. Simmer over medium-low heat until cherries are plump and liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add preserves and marmalade. Cook stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove vanilla beans and ladle into jars.

Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Jeanne Thiel Kelley.

Serving size = 2 tablespoons

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4380

nutrition information per serving

122 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 16mg sodium; 28g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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