Pickled salted cherries with spices: a simple recipe for a savory dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Ripe cherries
Ripe cherries. Source:

Cherry is a delicious, juicy, very healthy berry. It can be used to make thick jam, compote, pie fillings, and delicious sauces for meat. You can also freeze it for the winter in the freezer, but you need to do it correctly so that it does not spoil.

Ripe sweet cherries

Cherries can also be preserved with spices and vinegar. The recipe for this savory dish was published on the uman_fruit_company Instagram blog.

Recipe for pickled cherries


  • cherries with pits - 500 g
Ripe sweet cherries with pit


  • sugar - 350 g
  • apple cider vinegar - 350 g
Bay leaf for the myrinade
  • bay leaf
  • clove
Anise stars
  • anise star
  • cardamom
  • a piece of cinnamon stick
Pepper mix
  • black peppercorns
  • allspice
A mixture of aromatic spices
  • salt - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the ripe cherries and remove the stems.

Delicious homemade sweet cherries

2. Rinse the berries again with running water.

How to pickle sweet cherries

3. For the marinade: combine the vinegar, sugar, bay leaf, spices, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.

Sweet cherry with pit

4. Put the cherries in jars, pour the prepared cherries with the hot marinade, close the lid, and leave to cool.

5. Pour off the mature marinade, boil it again, and pour it over the cherries again.

Sweet cherries for pickling

Tip: On the first day, this procedure should be performed 4 times. For the next two days, drain and boil the marinade 2 times. On the fourth day, put the cherries on the stove with the marinade and bring to a boil.

6. Pour everything into a sterilized jar and close with a sterile lid.

Vinegar for marinade

7. Turn upside down and wrap until cool.

These cherries are perfect for making meat sauce!

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