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How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to thicken cherries for fillings. Source: dailydish.co.uk

Thickened cherries are often used as a filling for various pies, pancakes and casseroles. To achieve the desired consistency, starch is usually used, but it can turn into lumps when heated. Therefore, professional confectioners often use a method without heat treatment.

Food blogger Olena Romanova (olena_romanova_) shared her proven method of thickening cherries on Instagram. It turns out to be much tastier than with starch.

How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

Ingredients:

  • cherries - 1 kg.
  • sugar - 500 g
  • thickener - 110-150 g (you can add more - it all depends on the manufacturer)
How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

Method of preparation:

1. Pour the cherries into a saucepan.

How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

2. Add sugar.

3. Add the thickener.

How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

4. Add the thickener.

5. Stir until thickened.

This is a thickener for cream or sour cream. In "everything for confectioners" stores, it is called "berry thickener".

This method is often used by bakeries and confectioneries. You can buy this thickener in supermarkets or in specialized stores. The thickener contains modified starch and powdered sugar. The density can be adjusted during the cooking process.

How to thicken cherries without heat treatment: a method used by professional confectioners

Can be used for:

  • pies
  • cakes
  • casseroles
  • pancakes

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