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Chocolate Chai Brandied Cherries

Recipe By Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC


6 to 8 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC

Spice up cocktails, ice cream, pound cake, or rice pudding with this simple and special homemade treat.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy spiced cherries and cherry syrup in your favorite drink or dessert. Store sealed in refrigerator and use within 6 weeks.

Recipe Notes

This recipe lends itself to exploration. Try Vanilla Bean Sugar in place of Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar.


1/3 cup water

2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

3/4 cup brandy

10 oz. fresh or frozen cherries (washed, pitted and destemmed)

1 tsp. lemon or lime juice

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar

    The cocoa kissed possibilities of this sugar are limitless. Featuring our rich Black Onyx Cocoa Powder, this sugar is decadent with brownie-like fl...

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  • Chai Spices

    The origin of chai is credited to countries in the Himalayan region; India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet. In that region, the word "chai" means "tea"....

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  • Muslin Bags

    These handy little bags are used to infuse flavor into soups, stews, sauces, stocks and drinks such as mulled wine.


In a small saucepan, bring water and Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve. Place Chai Spices in a muslin bag. Tie bag and add to sugar water. Stir in brandy and cherries. Return mixture to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in lemon or lime juice. Transfer cherries, liquid and muslin bag with spices to a Mason jar. Let cool uncovered. Seal jar and refrigerate for 48 hours. After 48 hours, remove and discard muslin bag with spices.