• 1/3 Nat C.C. Cherry Day - 5

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Tue Jan 2 16:30:16 2024
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    Title: Better Than Store Bought Chocolate Covered Cherries
    Categories: Fruits, Chocolate, Dairy
    Yield: 25 Cherries

    3 c Powdered sugar
    1/4 c Butter
    1/4 c Condensed sweetened milk;
    - not evaporated
    4 ts Canilla extract
    pn Salt
    12 oz Bag good quality chocolate
    - chips (milk, semi-sweet,
    - or dark)
    14 oz (400 g) jar maraschino
    - cherries; drained, dried,
    -juice reserved

    Start by making a fondant - simply combine the first
    five ingredients until smooth and not sticky. Chill in
    fridge for an hour.

    Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spread cherries
    out in a single layer - stems on, if possible. Freeze
    for an hour.

    When ready to make your chocolate covered cherries,
    remove fondant and cherries from the fridge/freezer.
    Since it takes a bit of time to make these, I remove
    only a few cherries and a bit of fondant at a time so
    that they don't get too warm and sticky.

    Wrap each cherry in 1-2 teaspoons of the fondant,
    forming a tight ball. Return cherries to tray and freeze
    again for an hour.

    Use either the microwave or a double-boiler to melt your
    chocolate. Thin it down with enough reserved cherry
    juice to get the proper consistency for dipping.

    Removing a few fondant-wrapped cherries from the freezer
    at a time, dip them in the chocolate and coat
    completely. Let the excess chocolate drip off, then
    put the cherry on wax paper to rest. Dab a bit of extra
    chocolate on top to cover any hole left from the

    When done, place dipped cherries in the fridge to set.
    Store in an airtight container in the fridge as well. If
    you let them be for a few days, the center with be nice
    and liquidy... but they're good right away too!

    By Jennifer McConnell

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.justapinch.com

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