Spiced Cherries

By: Skye Craig


  • Cup light red wine (such as pinot noir)
  • 35g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • Lemon, juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick, Lightly crushed
  • 2 cloves (or 6 cardamom pods, crushed)
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Cup fresh cherries, pitted


Place the wine, sugar, orange slices, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves (or cardamom) and nutmeg in a medium saucepan over low heat. Simmer and stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Strain wine syrup and return to saucepan to simmer for another 10 minutes or until syrup starts to thicken. Add cherries and simmer for 3–5 minutes stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool and infuse. You can reheat after at least half an hour to serve.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes